“Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race 2013 | Potrero Hill
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20th and Vermont | 20th Street and Vermont Street, San Francisco, CA
Yes, officially announced for 2013!
Watch dozens of contestants at Bring Your Own Big Wheel 2013 (BYOBW) risk humiliation and serious injury racing their big wheels (those giant plastic tricycles from when we were kids – no rubber wheels allowed) down the crazy curvy Vermont & 20th streets - the actual curviest street in SF - on Easter Sunday all for glory and hand-made trophies.
- This is the perfect way to spend your Easter in between the Hunky Jesus contest at Dolores Park and your inevitable trip to the emergency room.
Event Warning: This event can get very crowded with limited views and porta porties are scarce. And if you leave trash behind or trespass on people’s property you’ll risk having the neighbors complain and the event permit canceled. Don’t be the dick that causes this to happen.
13th Annual “Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race
Sunday, March 31, 2013 – 4pm
Vermont and 20th, Potrero Hill, SF
- Free to watch / Registration required to race
- $5 to $10 donations requested to race [download waiver]
- $10 donation gets you a cool comemorative patch
- Donations accepted to cover event permit costs
2:30pm - Registration Opens
4pm - Ceremonial Kids Lap (for littttle kids) and then the Adults — full-on crazy race
>> Leave no trace: This is a pack in/pack out – so take everything home with you (even your trash)
>> Be respectful of neighbors – only roll on the street closure area
>> Donate $5 or more if you can – event costs organizers several thousand dollars for permits; help them keep this great event going
>> Parking sucks – take muni
>> The Fuzz is in Full Force: Please be aware that the police will be on hand checking IDs to put the kaibosh on underage drinking.
Need a Big Wheel for the race?
Search on eBay - as of 3/27/13 there were many between $22 and $80
Search for Tricycles & Big Wheels on Craigslist
We didn’t see many for sale on craigslist, so we recommend trying the thrift stores – Goodwill, Thrift Town, etc…
Photo Credit: Bhautik Joshi
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but $5 to $10 donations requested to raceEaster, Flash Mob, Free, Odd & Weird, Potrero Hill, Race
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