Southside Sprint Returns By: Jason Lardy

Southside Sprint Bicycle Race Returns July 22

Family Fun Festival Back For Second Year

Minneapolis (April 23, 2012)  The Southside Sprint bicycle race returns for a second year Sunday, July 22, 2012. The inaugural event in 2011 brought elite bicycle racing back to South Minneapolis for the first time in over two decades.  The festival, presented by the South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance and Nomad Marketing, includes 8 different races, The Twin Six Fan Zone family fun festival and a FREE kids fun race.  As part of the fun, the Parkway Theater will be showing a family favorite bicycle movie all weekend:  Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

The Southside Sprint showcases top regional bicycle racers in a fun family festival atmosphere.  In 2011, more than 200 racers thrilled 500+ spectators in a day of heart-stopping racing.  The Bikes & Pieces Kids Fun Race showcased more than 70 neighborhood kids on vehicles of every description.

The race pits the top racers in Minnesota on a fast, challenging course past the shops and restaurants of 48th & Chicago and through the adjacent neighborhood streets.  Neighbors along the course hosted yard parties all along the .75 mile course, adding to the spectacle.

For map, photos and a schedule of events, visit the website.

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