‘Pie Joust’ Still Needs Youth Pie Jousters; Chance Of Winning Prizes ‘Pretty Good’
Friday’s ‘Pie Joust’ youth divisions may get cancelled due to lack of registrants, according to Organizers.
“No one has yet signed up for the youth divisions (ages 9-11, 12-15, 16-20),” said Organizer John Nelson. “Each has a prize of a $50 gift certificate to Bicycles West for the winner. Only 2 participants are required to save a division, so the odds of winning right now at the kids level is pretty good.”
Nelson adds that the main event for 21 and over is about 50% sold out, but there’s still time to pre-register and get a bonus beer in the beer garden – just click here.
Also, the “Score Settler” exhibition jousts will be conducted if time allows. There is no prize, except for the opportunity to put a pie in that special person’s face that you challenge. You can sign-up for a “score settler” joust on Friday for $10 for both, if time allows.
Funds raised by this charity event will benefit the new bike-oriented B-Townies organization as they move forward with their mission to encourage bike-sharing in Burien and the installation of additional bike racks in the downtown area.
And don’t forget, if you pre-register online, you will be rewarded with a FREE frosty beer at the beer garden on the day of the event – to register, click on the B-Townies website or stop by Mick Kelly’s or Bicycles West in Burien.
All you have to do to qualify is be 21 or older and register online. Cost to register in the fundraiser ranges from $15 – $20, depending on your age group.
- “Each category is conducted as a single elimination tournament bracket (blind draw); categories include:
- 11 and under (4-5 pm) – max 20 registrants – $50 gift card for winner
- 12-15 (5-6 pm) max 20 registrants – $50 gift-card for winner
- 16-20 (6-7 pm) max 20 registrants – $50 gift-card for winner
- 21 and older (7-10 pm) max 40 registrants – cruiser bike awarded to top 2 finalists
- Two jousters compete in each round on bicycles
- A round consists of competitors riding slowy by each other, while attempting to “pie” the other
- Dodging or ducking a pie, ramming, high speeds, making contact will result in disqualification
- An impartial referee will determine which jouster advances
- This event will benefit a new grass-roots, all-volunteer bike sharing initiative called ‘B-Townies.'”
What the heck is ‘B-Townies’ You Ask?
Here’s info from their website:
Bike sharing is generally a difficult and expensive program to implement.
B-Townies will attempt to avoid the huge expense and unwieldy complexity of bike sharing by simplifying the goal.
For one thing, the bike share program is not the goal. The goal is to ignite the bike riding culture in our community.
Specifically our objectives are to:
- Foster the installation of cool looking bike racks around the city
- Encourage people to get back on a bike by making them readily available
- Promote the community regionally by doing something heathy, unique and hip
- Encourage city officials to invest in the bicycle infrastructure to make riding a bike safe and enjoyable in the city.
B-Townies aims to accomplish these goals by rolling out a pilot program in which business sponsor a couple of bikes and agree to check them out to riders for 48 hrs. In the pilot program, we don’t expect to charge any user fees.
Also, we plan to have new b-townies racks designed and installed at sponsoring businesses.