Similar to last year we will indulge ourselves in a bit of whimsy regarding to our ability to replicate a bygone era. There will be a few judged events for the categories of costumes, facial hair and clever contraption for picnic portage. We will also do a judging for the “Bicyclette du jour”, the bicycle of the day.
The procedure for entering the contest is quite elementary. When you arrive go directly to the registration table. There the staff from BikeWalkKC will dispense to you a Release of Liability Waiver. When you have completed and signed the document you will have your hand stamped and be issued a Post Card Spoke Card. Please keep this card with you at all times. On the card, in rather large print, will be a number. When we announce the time and place for the judging of the various contests proceed post-haste to that location. Assemble there in an orderly fashion and present yourselves to the judges. Please do not attempt the bribe the judges. This is a rather undignified ploy and has offend resulted in fisticuffs.
Hold your numbered card proudly on display (with the number facing the judge, right side up and in plain sight). The judges will make an unbiased appraisal of the contestants and tally their results in private. Decision of the judges is final and not subject to review or scrutiny.
Likewise, for the judging of the various vehicles and apparatus your assigned number must be present on the device. This may be written on a separate piece of paper and attached to said machine in an appropriate manner.
Please bear in mind that the contests are intended largely for amusement purposes and should not be taken too seriously. Our judges are often selected at random and receive absolutely no form of reimbursement, training or instruction.
Just like last year we will also have some prizes to hand out. Current donors include Spin Pizza!, Family Bicycles, The Nelson Atkins Museum, Re-Velo and many more! How do you win? Simply fill out the waiver when you arrive and your name is in the hat!