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Tour de Zoo at Binder Park Zoo on August 25th

Tune up your bicycle, polish up its chrome and head out to Binder Park Zoo for one of the most unique biking events around—Tour de Zoo returns on August 25th!!  Tour de Zoo is a FUNdraiser with bikes, beasts and beers where bike decor and costumes are encouraged but not required.  The merriment begins with a bike ride through the Zoo and features hydration stations with beer samplings by New Belgium Brewing Company.  The fun continues with great brews, food and live music plus prizes awarded for the best tricked- out ride and costume and the chance to win a New Belgium Fat Tire bike and other cool stuff! Tour de Zoo happens on Thursday, August 25th from 6-9pm and benefits Binder Park Zoo. Registration is $30/person. Register online by 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than August 19, 2016. Day-of-event registrations will be accepted for an additional $5 fee. Visit www.binderparkzoo.org/tourdezoo to register online.

Tour de Zoo riders can choose their pace while enjoying the views and animals that call Binder Park Zoo home.   Participants 21 and up will enjoy two “hydration stations” with beer samplings by New Belgium Brewing Company. After your ride through the Zoo stay awhile longer for carousing and merriment in the Zoo picnic area where there will be a variety of New Belgium Brewing Company beers, live music by the band The R&D Project, contests for Best Costume and Best Tricked Out Bike, games, giveaways, and tasty post-ride treats expertly crafted and available for purchase at the SSA grillin’ station! Brought to you by Atlas Sales, Service Systems Associates (SSA), Team Active, Townsquare Media, and New Belgium Brewing Co.!

As a special feature, Waste Management will be at the event to present the Zoo with a check to be used towards adding four more water refill stations through the Zoo!  We are celebrating this generous gift during Tour de Zoo and the impact this donation will have on our “Green” efforts in the park.

All Tour de Zoo participants will receive a cool graphic Tour de Zoo T-shirt, swag, and a ticket for one free beverage. The biking course has a variety of surfaces including asphalt, brick, boardwalk, crushed rock, and grass. There is a combination of up hills, down hills, tight turns and flat stretches throughout the course. Native Michigan woodlands are in abundance along with a wide variety of zoo animals. Highlights also include panoramic views of the African savannah with herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope, and more. Participants should note that bikes wider than 40” and taller than 84” will have difficulty navigating course.  This event is for everyone, but please no tricycles, training wheels or tagalongs due to the difficulty of the course. ID’s will be checked for all beer drinkers.

Tour de Zoo happens on Thursday, August 25th from 6-9pm and benefits Binder Park Zoo. Registration is $30/person. Register online by 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than August 19, 2016. Day-of-event registrations will be accepted for an additional $5 fee. Visitwww.binderparkzoo.org/tourdezoo  to register online.