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The First Annual Hallowheels!

Alright people, this is it. This is where it all starts. The 2014 edition of Hallow-Wheels. We have been working hard to plan a four-day cycling festival that is centered around Halloween. Currently, I don’t have the vocabulary to accurately convey to you just how awesome this event is going to be. Six events over four days, daily raffles, and some sweet prizes are going to make sure you have the time of your life!

So here’s the line-up:

Day 1 – Oct. 30 – Bike-in Movie

If you’ve never done one of these, it’s an absolute blast! We will meet at Reynolda Village at 7:00 pm and roll through Graylyn Estates, through beautiful Buena Vista, and then down to Hoots Roller Bar. They’ve been so generous to show a movie in their green-space beside their building. You may want to bring a blanket. After the movie, we will have a raffle and ride back to Reynolda Village.

Day 2 – Oct. 31 – Bike-O-Ween

We’ll start the fun at West End Coffee House (formerly Caffe Prada) at 6:30 pm. They will be having some wine tastings and delicious gelato, so you’ll want to get there early. From there, we will cruise at a leisurely pace into Ardmore, the mecca of trick-or-treating neighborhoods in Winston-Salem. We will stop at a house in Ardmore where there will be New Belgium beer available for a donation. From there, we will cross over to Stella Brew where we will have a costume contest with prizes. We will be awarding prizes to the best overall costume, best couples costume, and the best bike costume. We will end our night at Small Batch with another raffle. There may be a couple of spooky surprises mixed in there as well.

Day 3 – Nov. 1 – Gears, Ghouls, and Fools

This is what a “day at the races” should look like: Picture a gorgeous fall day, changing of the leaves, and the smell of tobacco in the air. This is Winston-Salem. We will be meeting at Krankie’s Coffee, 311 w 3rd st at 1:30. From there, we will ride to another location. It’s dirty, it’s rundown, it’s an old beat-up parking lot. For a race dubbed the Spooky City Circle Track. Created by Dumptruck Junior of Basement Bicycles, this race defines treacherous. Here are the “Rules for conducting a proper Circle Track Race.” Waiting at Krankie’s will be some beer available to quench your thirst, as well as some food going on the grill around 5:00. There may or may not be live music during this time, it will be confirmed at a later date. After everybody is well fed and rested, we will open up sign-ups for our next race, the Camel City Crash-and-Burn. This will be an Alleycat consisting of 3-phases. It will challenge you to cover lots of ground, hustle to multiple stops to complete the race and take home the top prize of a $100 gift certificate to Camel City Tattoo Shoppe and a coveted trophy. We will have prizes three-deep to each event, as well as some trophies! We will also have some giveaways and a raffle. You don’t want to miss this! There will be limited edition spokecards for each race event during the entire weekend, collect all 3.

Cost for entry to the Circle Track is $5, the Alleycat is $7. $10 if you want to do both. We will be providing food and beer for suggested donations.

Day 4 – Nov. 2 – Winston-Salem Community Bike Ride

This is a weekly ride that is always fun! We will ride at 3 pm from Washington Perk & Provisions on Acadia Ave. and do a 11-14 mile ride at a mild pace. After the ride, enjoy $2 bottles of beer and Wolfie’s Ice Cream Cups courtesy of The Perk! Then, you guessed it, another raffle.

Did I mention that this is all to raise money to get our 501(c)3 status? You should like us, follow us, or find us on whatever media outlet you prefer. We are going to be doing some really big things in the future that you will not want to miss!

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