From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race through Baltimore of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art, designed to compete over land, a mud pit, and the Inner Harbor, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or
backyard (do you know this person?)!
This year's theme is "Mysteries and Tall Tales," inspired by our current mega-exhibit, The Great Mystery Show.
Pilots ("Kinetinauts") compete for the most coveted GRAND MEDIOCRE EAST COAST CHAMPION AWARD (finishes right in the middle), and the highly prized NEXT TO THE LAST AWARD (finishes, well, next-to-last), and other serious trophies including ART, ENGINEERING, BEST BRIBES and more.
Race starts at 10am at the American Visionary Art Museum (arrive early to take part in Opening Ceremony and Blessing of De Feet).
Great spots to see the vehicles:
- 1st Checkpoint atop Federal Hill (around 10:15am)
- The Water Entry at the boat ramp at Canton Waterfront Park (around 11am)
- The not-so-quick-Sand Pit in Patterson Park (1:15-3pm)
- The uphill Mud Pit in Patterson Park (1:15-3pm)
- and, of course, anywhere along the 15-mile route through Baltimore!