Friday, July 26, 2013
7 p.m. in Riverwest between Humboldt & Pierce
Each summer, hundreds of cyclists take to the streets of Riverwest for the city’s most imaginative bike race, the Riverwest 24, which doubles as a neighborhood-wide party. Riders receive points for each lap completed, but can also earn points at bonus checkpoints announced the day of the race, many of which are neighborhood businesses offering challenges. Competitors can advance their team by getting tattooed, for instance, or by participating in impromptu dance offs and other activities. Meanwhile, spectators line the sidewalks, cheering on racers and treating them with water, snacks and baked goods.