HalloWheels 2016 – 3-Day Bicycle Festival
HalloWheels was dreamed up back in 2014 in an effort to provide local riders of all types and skill levels with unique, (mostly) free social bike events. One of the keys to creating a strong bicycling culture is having a variety of year-round bike activities and connecting seasoned riders with people just getting their bike tans. We work hard to keep these events free or super cheap for everyone by partnering with local businesses. We really appreciate their generosity and fundraising help.
We’re sure 2016 is going to be the best HalloWheels yet so we hope you come out to all three events. Did we mention a raffle? For each event you attend, you get a ticket for the raffle. Show up to all three and double down on your entries.
Here’s the lineup this year…
Thanks to our friends at Camel City BBQ Factory for donating 10% of sales from HalloWheels participants to BeersNGears so come early for dinner and come back for drinks and to find out who wins the costume contest. The hunt begins at 7pm.
Meet us at Reynolda Village, in the parking lot near Silo Restaurant at 6:15. Be sure to bring a bike with front and rear lights for this casual, social ride after dark and plan to have a great time riding bikes and making friends.
HalloTweed kicks off at 10:30 with the Tweed Ride — a casual social ride through town that celebrates early 20th century bicycle culture with vintage bikes and clothing (hence the tweed). Come early to get some coffee and then ride 10-15 miles through town in all your dapperness. We’ll take a little break in the park, then head back to Hoots for the swap-meet.
The swap meet will be set up near Hoots. You can grab a beer, some grub from The Porch, shop bike stuff, listen to music and play some bike games — I know you want to show off your sweet bike skills. We’ll be giving out prizes to the best dressed male, female, and bike so be sure to dress us! We’ll also draw for the HalloWheels raffle prizes so you’ll want to stay until the end for your chance to win!
Tables to sell at the swap meet are free so make sure you fill out the form to reserve one soon!
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This year’s HalloWheels artwork was created by Trey Hooper.
You can check out his work at bluwolfdesign.com