October 1, 2014

Capital City Bike Fest 2014

I love when we are able to find free, fun things to do in town. So often we resort to spending money we don't have just to get out of the house and do something different. Last weekend, Chris discovered the third annual Capital City Bike Fest held at the Tallahassee Airport. We had such a great time! Chris rides a 2007 Yamaha R1 and loves any excuse to show it off. We arrived after lunch time to a pretty small crowd, but had a great time walking around to look at all the vendors and show bikes that were there. There were local restaurants set up selling food, drinks and various snacks. The animal shelter had an adoption booth showcasing one of my favorite pups, Scooter (who has a new home now! yay!). Local bands took the open air stage to perform some great 80s classics. Our favorite part of the day, however, was the mechanic's challenge. 

It took some convincing by me and Jim, the owner of the 1986 Honda Shadow 700, but Chris eventually tried his hand at the challenge and had a blast!

 He finished with a time of 9 minutes 10 seconds, which was the fastest of the day!

He came home with a prize package including a T-handle tool set, chain cleaner and lube kit, an Icon brand baseball cap, and a ton of stickers which he would never dream of actually putting on his bike/car :)

It was so cool to see him at work doing what he enjoys. We made some new friends in town, and Chris even got a job offer from the mechanic shop if he ever feels like quitting his day job!

Do you know of any fun, free activities coming up around town? I'd love to hear about them!

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