Sunday, September 13, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For one day only, walk, jog, or cycle from Assiniboine Park to the Forks on a car-free route! Plus - music, a bike zone, soap box derby, cyclecross demos, and more!
Join a guided group bike ride to take in some cycling infrastructure and beautiful scenery in and near the Downtown. Rides depart from Broadway and Osborne at 7pm on Saturday, Sept 12 and 1pm on Sunday, Sept 13. Rides are approximately 1.5 hrs in length and are free.
Registration Deadline: 1 September 2015
Race: 13 September 2015
What is the Soap Box Derby, exactly?
It’s aceartinc.’s annual end of summer fundraiser and it’s an opportunity for artists and speed enthusiasts to build crazy creations to race in an old-fashioned soap box derby (think Norman Rockwell meets Bjork). The race takes place on Broadway Avenue as part of the Ciclovia Festival and Manyfest. Awards are given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams as well as a special prize for Best Dressed Team. In addition, ace holds a Grand Raffle during the entire festival weekend.
Last year’s event had dozens of participants sweat it out on the raceway with their hand-crafted soap box cars, while over 500 spectators cheered them on. The weekend’s festivities drew over 30,000 attendees in 2014.
We’ve made a few changes this year to make it even easier for you to become involved in the event.
1. We’ve eliminated the $100 registration fee. Now it costs you nothing to have a taste of glory.
2. Introducing the Build-a-Whip Workshop with veteran racer, Toby Gilles. Register for this workshop and we’ll provide you with the tools and materials to build your own starter chassis for the Derby.
Registering for the Soap Box Derby is easy! All you need to do is head to our website, download the registration package, fill out the forms and email them back to us by September 1, 2015.
After that is filled out, send your completed package to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who aren’t keen to race, have no fear! You can support aceartinc. by participating in our Grand Raffle and 50/50 draw! www.aceart.org/soapbox