Fun This Weekend! A Race, Kids’ Bike Fun, and Free Tickets to Dutch Village!

Someday we’ll get back to a regular posting schedule around here. Someday after the excitingDinner and Bikes (get your tickets!) evening has wrapped up, and children have shed all the forms of pestilence that have befallen them this week. Someday!

But today, an exciting event and a great deal!

Kids’ race!

Let’s start with the exciting event.

The Queen’s Day Criterium will happen in Holland on Sunday! A criterium, as it turns out, is a fast bike race. Come and wear orange (for the Queen’s birthday!).

Honestly, I don’t quite get how it works. But it begins at 9:00 a.m. downtown and will go on until about 5:30 p.m. and promises to be festive and fun. The part I’m most excited about is the kids’ stuff. There’s a FREE kids’ bike race at 12:30 p.m. for kids ages three through ten! (And no, the three-year-olds aren’t biking with the ten-year-olds – it’s an age-separated event.)

The Holland Sentinel did a great write-up of the event here.

I was hoping to ride our bikes into town to participate, but we’ll be running off to participate in the CROP Walk Against Hunger that afternoon so the kids’ bikes will have to be tucked into the back of the minivan. It’s going to be great fun nonetheless. I hope to see you there!

Next, the great deal. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 27 is Nelis’ Dutch Village Seventh Annual Food Drive. Bring one non-perishable food item, and receive a free 2013 admission pass! Those suckers aren’t cheap. You can get one pass for each person-food item pair that you bring, so make it a family outing. It’s almost Tulip Time – go get your Dutch on!