Troy Bike Rescue Bike Fest

Date(s) - Saturday 05/18/2013 - 05/19/2013
7:00 pm - 3:00 am

The Sanctuary for Independent Media
3361 6th Avenue in North Troy

Come on out and support your local community bike project on May 18th. There’s something for everyone:

3 PM – TOUR DE TROY Meet at The Sanctuary for Independent Media to take a pre-dinner ride through historic Troy

3 PM – KIDS BIKE RODEO & GIFTAWAY Over 100 local youth and parents have reserved bikes for the giftaway over the past month. Additionally, there will be an on and off road obstacle course for kids of all ages. The rodeo will be on 101st Street near Freedom Square (around the corner from the Sanctuary)

5 PM – DOORS & BAR OPEN AND JAR RAFFLE BEGINS Buy raffle tickets from TBR volunteers on hand and put them in the jar next to the schwag you want to win. There are all kinds of prizes donated by local businesses from bike gear to construction supplies to massages and artwork. Raffle Prizes have been donated by: NES Rentals, Scarboroughs Restaurant, TVH Americas, EMPAC, Tomhannok Bikes, The Downtube, MadDog Bikes, Heartspace Yoga, Flower Scout, Miss Dixie Tattoo, Rose of Sharon, The Bike Barn, Browns Brewing, LL Bean, EMS, Zero Draft, Mountain Top Maple… and more!

6 PM – BURRITO BUFFET Once again local food artists Amy Halloran and Ellie Markovitch join forces with TBR cooks to bring you a delicious down-to-earth meal. Acoustic dinner music provided by Matt Durfee

7 PM – CAKE AUCTION Save room for cake! 15 cake-makers and biker-bakers are creating cakes to be auctioned off to the highest bidders in a live auction. Join forces with your friends to buy the best dessert to be devoured on the spot, or take one home for later.

8 PM – BANDS & DANCING Get down and dance with local acts: Bell’s Roar, _1134, and Oobleck.

BELL’S ROAR Sean Desiree is the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist behind the solo music project, Bell’s Roar. The music pays tribute to raw blues standards and builds with layered guitar effects, lusty beats, and crisp vocal stylings. The source of the name stems from feminist writer, bell hooks.

_1134 The electroacoustic mathematic post-punk noise-rock of local artist and activist Abraham Hmiel.

OOBLECK Oobleck is a five piece funk based instrumental horn band hailing from the Capital Region of New York. And when we say funk, we actually mean funked-out-afro-grunge-rock-alt-dub-whatever. It’s a melee of horns, super heavy drums and bass and your favorite type of chunky guitar riffing that leaves your ass shaking and your face grinning.

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