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DERBY DAY COUNTDOWN

The inaugural event occurred off South Main Street near the future home of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Innovation.

 

2017 ROUTE - Check back in December

 

The inaugural route was a circular path of roughly 1.5 miles of obstacles and fun.

WHERE

WHEN

Saturday February 25, 2017

9am - Judging Starts

10:30 am - Parade & Pageantry Begin

12 pm - Awards Ceremony &

              Closing Remarks

AWARD CATEGORIES

Best Costume & Pageantry

Best Engineering

Best/Worst Pun

2nd Most Mediocre

Peoples’ Choice

Best Group Entry (5 or more in vessel)

Most Audacious Breakdown

Best Volunteer - Captains & Crews Vote

Admiral Award

PREVIEW NIGHT

We are currently seeking partners for preview night and artists who will highlight the bicycle in some form in their exhibit for the monthly event.

 

Check back in the coming months for updates as we finalize the location for a MiMKinetic venue to host all of the vessels for public viewing at ArtWalk, just one night before the derby.  It will be an excellent opportunity to meet the artists, builders, tinkerers, and makers of these unique human powered pieces.

To enchant the hearts of Florida residents and the southeast with the magic created through making and riding folly filled vessels of fantasy.   This unique experience will grow to highlight, for visitors and spectators, Florida's captivating natural beauty, the charm, and rich character of her cities. Uncovering this striking balance of flora and fauna with culture will showcase why artists and makers thrive in our region.

 

The exhibition of local talent serves a more majestic purpose as well.  Through the acts of forming teams, the embodying of camaraderie and sportsmanship, and theatric displays of whimsy, these human-powered contraptions will reveal to our youth that growth need not be an end to childhood creativity. Providing an outlet for the next generation of makers, doers, and dreamers to dare to work collaboratively and obtain those skills which they lack and share those that they may have in innate abundance.

WHY DID WE START THE DERBY?

Build a human-powered contraption and participate in the fun! Read more about "How We Built a Bike Boat".

PARTICIPATE

YOU WANT TO DRIVE A KINETIC VESSEL?

MEET N' GREET

This will be a great first opportunity to meet other teams, build friendships, trade notes, or even start friendly rivalries.

 

For teams coming from out-of-state or even just out-of-town, don’t worry there will be a private participant only breakfast the morning of the event.  Oh and we hope you are good at keeping secrets, because the mysteries of this private gathering shall remain a secret known only to vessel captains and their crews.

 

Not sure where to start?

  1. Pick your mates! (no more than 12 per vessel)
  2. Check out a MIM workshop. Connect on social media for dates.
  3. Read the rules thoroughly and understand them.
  4. Check back here for the registration link.  Registration opens August 2016 and will run through Sunday, January 3, 2017
  5. Tell your friends about the event and share updates with us!
  6. Save the Date(s) with your employer now!  We want to have a great event and a wonderful evening before.  So plan on arriving Friday February 24 any time after 12 noon, but definitely before dinner.  We will be an “entry” in the local ArtWalk and provide everyone and opportunity to let the public see your vessel up close before she is tortured by our course.

SUPPORT THE DERBY!

The inaugural Derby’s base costs are being supported by the Alachua County Commission.  With sponsors like you though we can be more creative in our “obstacles”, more generous in our prizes, and better promote the event.  For more information email info@menagerieinmotion.org

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