The greatest mustache-themed bicycle ride in the Champaign-Urbana area is going down on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Here is the general schedule:

5:00 - Registration beings: $2 per rider
5:30 - Mustache contest
6:00 - The Mustache Ride (alleycat ride)
8:00 - The afterparty!


Q: Where is the Mustache Ride being held?
A: The registration, mustache contest, and afterparty will be held outside of The Bike Project in Urbana
202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL
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Q: What is an alleycat ride?
A: In short, it is an informal bike race (you can visit the Wikipedia entry). This one is casual and for fun. We don't want anyone to get hurt, so please ride within the rules of the road and your ability. We'll have a prize for last place as well. The ride will include destinations within the fine cities of Champaign and Urbana.

Q: What about the mustache contest?
A: We will have an election to determine our favorite mustaches in each category. The categories are yet to be determined, so start growing one now and let your artistic razor be your guide.

Q: What about the ladies or facial-hair-challenged gents?
A: We will have categories for fake mustaches as well, so feel free to craft your finest artificial 'stache and affix it to your upper lip! All riders are welcome, mustache or not.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Your bike, lights are good for riding at night, a helmet is a good idea, $2.00 USD per rider, a blank article of clothing if you want a screen-print of this year's logo, and some Beverages or Snacks for the afterparty.