When: Fri., Sept. 11 2015
Last year's inaugural NEOCycle, an urban cycling competition and music festival, drew some 2,700 registered riders and 10,000 total festival attendees. In addition to hosting a wide range of cycling races, the event features more than 50 vendors, bike shops and entertainment booths. There will also be a beer garden and more than a dozen food trucks. Led by indie rockers Jr. Jr., some 25 bands will perform at the music fest. Local acts such as the Speedbumps, the Modern Electric, Seafair, Marcus Alan Ward and Revolution Brass Band are slated to perform. The event kicks off tonight at 6 with racing at the velodrome in Slavic Village but the bulk of the events take place tomorrow and Sunday at Edgewater Park. Consult the website for a schedule and for details about registration fees. (Niesel) neocycle.org.