Henry Street business owners of Saratoga
Springs are ramping up for the city’s first ever
Bike Party event on June 21.
The event is set for noon to 4 p.m. and will
feature an adult big wheel race, a kids bicycle
parade, bike decoration contest and exhibit,
bicycle stunts and tricks, live surf rock music,
food, beverages, vending and more.
This year the event is on Father’s Day and
seeks to attract fathers, families and bike
enthusiasts alike, organizers said. A street closure
will take place on Henry Street between
Lake Avenue and Caroline Street to accommodate
the event. Officials said they anticipate as
many as 5,000 people in attendance.
As part of the event, an adult big wheel race
will take place in a series of heats on parts of
Henry Street as well as on Short Alley near the Children’s Museum.
Registration for the adult
big wheel race is now open and those interested
in participating may register online at
First place winner of the big wheel race
will take home a race trophy, a $750 adult big
wheel, and gift certificates to Henry Street
businesses. Prizes for second and third place
as well as best race costume will be issued to
racers post race.
A guided kids bike parade will be led by
event volunteers along Henry Street to Congress
Park and back. Kids are encouraged to
bring their bikes and wear super hero-themed
outfits or costumes. This is in anticipation of
the Saratoga Springs Public Library Summer Reading Program’s super hero theme. The
library will have kids activities and crafts
during the event.
Activities and events will be updated on the
event’s website at www.henrystreetbikeparty.com and on Facebook.
The Bike Party is hosted and organized by
the Henry Street Business Group, a collective
of Henry Street business owners, whose
mission is to revitalize Saratoga Spring’s gut
district and make Saratoga a healthier and
more exciting place to live, organization officials said. Part of the proceeds will go to
benefit Bikeatogo a nonprofit, volunteer-driven
organization based in Saratoga Springs, and
toward revitalization efforts to make Henry
Street a more bike friendly place.
The group also organizes Henry Street Harvest
Festival, which will be held in the fall. For
more information about how to get involved
or participate in the Henry Street Bike Party
visit www.henrystreetbikeparty.com or contact
Catherine Hover, owner of Saratoga Paint and
Sip, at email@example.com.