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Birmingham Bike Festival
New event features a half-mile cycling race for amateurs and professionals through downtown on traffic-free blocks.
Course begins and ends at West Maple and Henrietta, where a stage will be erected. Cash prizes will reward top finishers in 10 categories, including ages 10-14, 15-18, men, women, over 40 and pro riders.
Day-long event is intended to promote health, environmental and economic advantages of riding. Spectators and racers have access to bike inspections, safety clinic and "kids corral." Monitored "bike valet" storage available.
Shain Park booths will feature manufacturers, retailers, local restaurants. Bank of Birmingham is the lead sponsor. American Cycle and Fitness of Royal Oak also is a supporter.
|Where||Shain Park 200 W Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 am–5:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families|
|Price||Free for spectators. $10-$45 pre-registration for racers, depending on class. $15-$55 at event.|
More About Shain Park
Located in heart of downtown Birmingham, Shain Park is a gathering place for Birmingham's residents. Boxed between Martin, Merrill, Henrietta and Bates streets, the park is a popular spot to relax, enjoy an open-air lunch or watch a concert. And with City Hall, the Birmingham Community House and Baldwin Public Library next door, there's no way to miss it.
With an elegant sculpture as its centerpiece, the park is flanked by two focus points. An open-air concert stage sits on the south end, while a fountain adorns the north side. In between there is plenty of open green space for a game of tag or tossing a ball.