Get Out Expo is next weekend in Eagle
May 9, 2011
EAGLE – The town of Eagle kicks off high season with a two-day Get Out Expo filled with some of the country’s leading bike manufacturers with their demo fleets, along with activities for the entire family. The event is Saturday and Sunday.Events take place throughout the two days in multiple locations in the town of Eagle, including Brush Creek Park and Eagle Ranch Village. The Get Out Expo gives residents and visitors a chance to learn about the health of their planet, health of themselves and the health of their community. “This is a great opportunity to showcase all of the fun that the town of Eagle has to offer. We have activities for everyone and welcome people to stay with a great $99 deal for a hotel and three-course meal,” said John Shipp, event organizer and owner of the Dusty Boot and Luigi’s Pasta House. There is a special $99 hotel rate, including a three-course meal, through the AmericInn and the Dusty Boot/Luigi’s Pasta House.For the third year, demos of the latest gear will be a big draw. Representatives from the hottest bike manufacturers will be on hand to show off the latest and best bikes. Reps from Ibis, Maverick, Kona, Marin, Rocky Mountain, Orbea, Ellsworth, Parlee and more will be available to answer questions, offer bikes to ride and tempt you with the latest and greatest styles. Lakota Guides will be offering free rafting trips down the Eagle River. Street Swell and Honey Skate Boards will be on hand to show off their latest styles of boards. “Our goal with this event is to become the premier outdoor lifestyle destination on the Western Slope, if not the state. Eagle offers great activities for the active person and the Get Out Expo is designed to showcase the latest and coolest gear and let you test drive almost any sport,” said Gabrie Higbie, event organize and director of sales at KZYR radio.A big draw this year will be the “Chro-Moly,” an Iron Chef-style bike-making competition. Two-person teams will have 60 minutes to build a bike from parts. The bike then must be ridden 50 yards around a pylon and back. Teams will be scored based on ingenuity, speed and style. One winning team will receive $500.On Sunday morning, Bloodys, Bikes and Boards will debut. A course will be set out for a parade in which participants are invited to ride anything with wheels. Bring out the cruiser bikes, skateboards or rollerblades and enjoy a spectacle. The Dusty Boot will be offering a bloody mary bar sponsored by Finlandia vodka, and brunch will also be served. Sunday afternoon will feature a “green bike” build. This program, introduced several years ago in Eagle, offers recycled bikes around town for anyone to borrow – and they are easily recognizable because they are painted green. More bikes are needed and current ones need to be maintained. So, bring your bike tools and join in the fun of learning how to maintain your bike while supporting the “green bikes” program.Here is the lineup of events:Saturday8 a.m.-noon: Eagle Town Cleanup.9 a.m.: La Sportiva’s Boneyard Boogie 10K run presented by the Dusty Boot.9 a.m.: Willow and cottonwood tree planting along Brush Creek in Eagle.10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Vail Honeywagon’s Party for the Planet featuring exhibitors and activities. Benefiting the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and Walking Mountains Science Center. Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability also presents the Recycled Art Show in the Brush Creek Studio. Copters for a Cure helicopter rides – benefiting Round-up River Ranch.10:30-11 a.m.: Inyodo Martial Arts Demonstration.11a.m.-4 p.m.: Get Out Expo featuring outdoor recreation vendors, bike rides, free rafting trips, kids activities provided by Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District. Beer garden opens at Party for the Planet. Yoga in the Park with Yoga off Broadway.11 a.m.-noon: Tricycle races for kids offered by WECMRD at Get Out Expo.11:30 a.m.: Street Swell longboard slalom race.Noon: Walking Mountains Science Center guided hike along Brush Creek featuring a study of macroinvertebrates.1 p.m.: Kids scooter races at Get Out Expo brought to you by WECMRD.1-2:30 p.m.: DJ Weez spins on stage at Party for the Planet.1:30 p.m.: “Chro-moly” competition begins.3:30 p.m.: Rob Drabkin performs at the Dusty Boot. Rob is a multi-year Westword winner for best singer and songwriter.Sunday 9 a.m.: Outdoor spin class offered by the Eagle Ranch Fitness Center.10 a.m.: BB&B Bike Parade (Bloodys, Bikes and Boards).11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Get Out Outdoor Expo – Ride the latest bike, check out the latest gear.Noon: Cruiser slalom.1 p.m.: Green bike build with the community.12:30-2:30 p.m.: Live music on the deck at the Dusty Boot.For more information on the Get Out Expo, visit http://www.getoutexpo.com or Facebook. Party for the Planet is at http://www.partyfortheplanet.info and also on Facebook. For more information on sponsorship, call Gabrie Higbie at KZYR at 970-926-7625.