Monday, May 9, 2011

Town of Eagle kicks off season with GET OUT EXPO May 14-15

Two days filled with events including:
Party for the Planet, Boneyard Boogie 10k run, Recreational Demonstrations, Art Show, Contests, Beer tasting, and much more

May 14-15, 2011

The Town of Eagle kicks off high season with a 2-day Get Out Expo filled with some of the Country’s leading bike manufacturers with their demo fleets along with fun and activities for the entire family. Spring is here and the opportunities to get out and play in Eagle are endless! Events take place throughout the two days in multiple locations within 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. Guests are welcome with a special $99 hotel rate which includes a 3 course meal through the AmericInn and The Dusty Boot/Luigi’s Pasta House.

“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,” says John Shipp organizer of the two day event and owner of The Dusty Boot and 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. In addition, 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. The event promises to be a who’s who of the latest gear!

“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,” says Gabrie Higbie organizer of the event and Director of Sales at KZYR radio.

A big draw this year will be the “Chro-Moly”, Iron Chef –style bike making competition. 2 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 cash.

On Sunday morning- Bloody’s, 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.

The two days are jam packed with activities including:


~ Eagle Town Clean Up

~ La Sportiva’s Boneyard Boogie 10k run presented by the Dusty Boot
~ Willow and Cottonwood tree planting along Brush Creek in Eagle

10:30am - 3pm
~ Vail Honeywagon’s Party for the Planet featuring exhibitors and activities about mother earth – benefitting the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and Walking Mountains Science Center
~ Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability presents the Recycled Art Show in the Brush Creek Studio
~ Copters for a Cure helicopter rides - benefitting Round-up River Ranch

10:30am- 11am
~ Inyodo Martial Arts Demonstration

~ Get Out Expo featuring outdoor recreation vendors, bike rides, free rafting trips, kids activities provided by WECMRD
~ Beer Garden opens at Party for the Planet
~ Yoga in the Park with Yoga off Broadway

~ Tricycle Races for Kids offered by WECMRD at Get Out Expo

~ Street Swell longboard slalom race

12 noon
~ Walking Mountains Science Center guided hike along Brush Creek Featuring a study of Macroinvertebrates

~ Kids scooter races at Get Out Expo brought to you by WECMRD

~ DJ Weez spins on stage at Party for the Planet

~ Chro”moly” competition begins

~ Rob Drabkin rocks at The Dusty Boot. Rob is a multi-year Westword winner for best singer and songwriter (Often compared to Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson)


~ Outdoor Spin Class offered by the Eagle Ranch Fitness Center

~ BB&B Bike Parade (Bloody’s, Bikes and Boards)

~ Get Out Outdoor Expo
~ Ride the latest bike, check out the latest gear

12 noon
~ Cruiser slalom

~ Green Bike build with the Community

~ Live music on the deck at The Dusty Boot

For more information, visit the Get Out Expo website and Facebook page. Party for the Planet can be found on the Party for the Planet website and also on Facebook. For more information, visit the Town of Eagle website.

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