Downtown Truckee Thursdays gets its cruise on |

Downtown Truckee Thursdays gets its cruise on

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Gear up and get ready for Downtown Truckee Thursdaysand#8217; rendition of Cruiser Madness Thursday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. when the weekly summer event pays homage to biking enthusiasts. Put together a whacky costume, decorate your ride and pedal on down for the rebirth of the infamous Cruiser Madness event that launched at Squaw Valley years ago.

Those who show up dressed in costume will vie for a chance to win cool prizes and be crowned King and Queen of the cruiser parade.

Event sponsors are White Buffalo and Gratitudes and the nonprofit partners include Truckee Trails Foundation and the Truckee Donner Land Trust.

Cruiser Madness is brought to the community by Cyclepaths and Factory Bike. Costumed bicyclists are asked to check in at the SnowBomb event information tent by Truckee train depot at 5 p.m. to be judged before the parade. Parade embarks promptly at 5:30 p.m.

and#8220;Cruiser Madness is sure to please costumed cruisers and spectators who gather along the parade route. Grab your bike and your best and#8216;get-upand#8217; and head downtown on Thursday to join in the fun,and#8221; said Andy Mond, Truckee Thursdayand#8217;s event manager.

Crazy will perfrom live music: a musical tribute to Patsy Cline at the always popular Beer Garden.

Downtown Truckee Thursdays 2010 continues through Aug. 19, 5 – 9 p.m. The 10-week series was launched three years ago by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association in an effort to highlight and revitalize the town and underscore a and#8216;Think Localand#8217; attitude. In addition to childrenand#8217;s activities, Truckee Thursdays also offers live music, art, the Foothills Farmers Market, a beer garden, various catering and and#8220;foodieand#8221; trucks and vendors of all kinds. Additionally, many of the local merchants showcase special wares on the sidewalk outside of their stores.

The summer-long event is funded by the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association, the Town of Truckee, DBI Beverage and through sponsorships and participating vendor fees. This yearand#8217;s media sponsors include Suddenlink Communications, The Weekly, Moonshine Ink, Sierra Sun, Tahoe TV and 101.5, Truckee-Tahoeand#8217;s Local Independent Radio Station.

For more information, contact Downtown Truckee Thursdays at 584-1222.

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