PIE JOUST: Sneak Peek at Some Bikes You Can Ride While Jousting Saturday!
The 2nd annual Pie Joust will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, with the Kids’ division starting at 11 a.m. at Burien Town Square Park, at SW 152nd and 5th Place SW.
Registration will open at 11 a.m., and credit/debit cards will be accepted, as well as cash!
The B-Town Blog is a Sponsor, and we’ll be there ‘blogging live,’ taking pics and recording GoPro Splat Cam™ videos!
Nice beefy Cruiser bikes (for both adult and kids) will be provided, including these courtesy Jerrod Sessler of Burien’s Hometask (click images to see larger versions):
Are YOU ready to joust?
Here’s the full schedule, subject of course to random changes as the day develops:
- Registration Opens
- Ages 7 – 11 Joust + Pie toss / Dualing
- B-Town Celeb Pie in Face Fundraiser Starts
For just $5 per pie, YOU will get the chance to toss a cream-filled pie tin smack dab into the face of one of a local “celeb,” with all proceeds going directly to local Pie Joust charities (WABI, Cove to Clover, and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance):
- Ages 11 – 15 Joust +
- Extreme Spelling Bee Begins
- Ages 16 – 82 Adult Jousting Begins
Here’s more info:
Single Elimination Bicycle Pie Jousting – guaranteed one round.
It’s basically a splatter fest setup as a single elimination bracket tournament.
Face off against another pie wielding competitor on a bike. When the judge says “JOUST” ride past each other and try to throw your pie at the other competitor. There are only two rules; 1) No Contact (the pie must leave your hand before making impact) 2) No ducking or dodging ( you have to maintain a straight spine & not lean away from an impending pie).
The event provides competition certified, single speed, beach cruiser bikes outfitted with flags. The flag poles help the line judges decide if contestants are disqualified for ducking. Judges decisions are final. If you want to compete on your own bike, bring it. Their will be a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) tournament following the World Championship. Hint: the face scores big with judges. Judges will often involve the crowd in the decision making process.
Alaskan Brewing company is this years charity beer garden sponsor. They will be serving their summer & pale ales from noon until 6pm. Vino Bello is sponsoring the event with a red & white wine offering.
Proceeds to benefit
All proceeds benefit local charities including: WABI, C2C, and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
- Ages 5-10 (Noon – 1pm) max 50 Pre Event Registrants
- Ages 11-15 (1 – 2pm) max 50 Pre Event Registrants
- Ages 16-88 (2-6ishpm) max 120 Pre Event Registrants
Here are some of the Rules:
- Wear the most alluring costume you won’t mind throwing away.
- No direct contact > pie must leave your hand.
- No Ducking.
- Referee’s verdict is unimpeachable (no roughing the ref).
Prizes will be awarded haphazardly in each bracket for the following:
- Costume concept
- Pie in face picture
- Shower dance
- Sportsmanly like
Immediate Disqualification for the following:
- Making direct contact with opponent
- Ducking from well thrown pie (Referee Discretion based upon movement of spine from line of flag pole
Here are some videos we shot at last year’s inaugural joust (we’ll be all over it again this year, so get ready…):
Learn more about the 2012 Pie Joust here.
Be sure to “Like” the official Pie Joust Association on Facebook here.