Friday: A small reception at Barley John's to greet the regulars as well as out-of-towners and officially claim Barley John's in the name of the Queen and for all the Riders of the Realm. 5PM.
Saturday: At 9am we will begin with the 30 mile Gentleman's Tour starting from Merlin's Rest; 3601 E. Lake St in Minneapolis. Elevenses to follow and lunch will be at 48th & Chicago in Minneapolis; we will have 2-3 restaurant choices plus a new pub -Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. 5:30 or so brings us back to Merlin's Rest. A revised map for the day is here.
Sunday: The day begins at 10:00 AM with the Cycle Jumble. At 11:00 AM we will have the Social Hour and Brew Up -please consider bringing treats for sharing. At noon we will have the traditional 5 mile Gentleman's Tour with sweep to gather the dislodged parts PLUS the Gravity Race and Day-Old Pastry Joust. Guaranteed no sweating or exerting. (Horrors!) Upon our return at about 1:00 PM the judges will vote for "Best of Show", "Honorable Mention" and "Peoples Choice". If your bicycle has an interesting history or related story, be prepared to tell! Everyone (including the judges) will be interested in hearing it. The People's Choice ballot will include an automatic entry in the door prize drawings. All winners will receive a certificate suitable for framing, bragging or composting and don't forget- bribes are encouraged!
At 2:30 PM we will have the overly-anticipated door prize drawing. Prizes will include gift certificates, English parts and other baubles of questionable value.
I almost forgot to mention the beer; John Moore has agreed to brew another special pin of Silver Knight Ale just for the ABCE.