Sunday, July 23, 2017

Music and Arts and Biking

Gigantic Bicycle Festival 2017


The Gigantic Bicycle Festival is a Pacific Northwest annual music and arts celebration of the bicycle. Held for three days, this mid-August festival “features a diverse, gloriously multifaceted and regionally representative mix of live music, hand-built bicycles, visual & performance art, film, comedy, guest speakers, workshops, sculpture, and interactive installation pieces” say the sponsors. The weekend features 100-mile and 50-mile road rides, cyclocross, a 12-mile family ride, and guided Sunday cycling tours of the Snoqualmie Valley." The 50 and 100-mile bike rides require a registration fee, but the clyclocross, family ride and guided tours are free for everyone who wants to participate (along with a festival pass).

Rider registration for adults is $80, and includes a weekend pass to the Gigantic Bicycle Festival. Youth under 12 register to ride for $1. The 2017 Gigantic Bicycle Festival jersey features artwork by Jeff Langevin, and is an optional $60 add-on to rider registration.

The Gigantic Race will be held August 18-20, 2017 at Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie. Music lineup includes: La Luz, Lemolo, Star Anna, Carrie Akre, Maiah Manser, Scarlet Parke, Kara Hesse, Sophia Duccini, Taylar Elizza Beth, The Westsiders, Sean Lane & The Bike, Betsy & The Boys and Red Tape. A film and art festival inspired by the bike will be on hand as well.

Saturday Only and Sunday Only Pass: $38.16 (fees included)
Weekend Pass: $64.71 (fees included)
Weekend Pass with Camping: $75.33 (fees included)

Centennial Fields Park is located at SE Park St., Snoqualmie, WA 98065. For more information, visit the Giant Bicycle Festival website.