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Pedal down to the Cool the Panhandle Funky Bike Fest Saturday, March 28

Bring your bicycle to the Cool the Panhandle Funky Bike Fest, Saturday, March 28, in Pensacola’s historic Belmont Devilliers neighborhood. Bicyclists will gather at Devilliers Square at Belmont and Devilliers Streets to show off their bicycles to the community and a panel of judges who will select the best and funkiest bikes in town.

To enter the Funky Bike Contest, bring your decorated, artsy, repurposed, or otherwise funky bicycle to the festival at Devilliers Square, Belmont and Devilliers Streets by 2 p.m. Bikes will be placed on display to the community and a panel of judges who will select the best and funkiest bikes in town.

Kids who attend between 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. can get free help decorating their bikes for the contest, courtesy of 512 Gallery.

Contest categories include best antique bicycle, most decorative, best children’s bike, and best in show.

The festival will feature educational information and presentations about safe bicycling, bicycle commuting and creating a more bike-friendly city, plus live music amplified by a pedal-powered off-the-grid sound system.

Pensacola Pedal Trolley will provide free rides through the neighborhood.

Funky Bike Fest music schedule:
String Farm: 1 p.m.
Kevin Koontz: 2 p.m.
Belmont Youth Band: 3 p.m.

The Funky Bike Fest is hosted by 350 Pensacola and sponsors include Emerald Coast Tours, Truly Spokin, Bikes Plus and Cycle Sports. The festival is also supported by the fiscal sponsorship of PensacolaCAN.

The festival is free and open to the public. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/350pensacola, or call 850-687-9968.