If you're interested in helping the Montague Soapbox Races happen, the committee is meeting at MCTV's studios (34 Second Street, TF) tonight at 5:30pm. We'll be focusing on vendor issues, and then stepping through the whole day.
Reminder: The first meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, at 5:30 pm at the MCTV studios, 34 2nd Street, TF.
We are still looking for members of the business and arts community, fraternal organizations and the town to join and help make this premier event happen. The date for the soapbox event is September 18th, 2010, in Turners Falls, and will be open to everyone from 6 yrs old to 60+ yrs old.
This is an open call for steering committee members to build and execute the First Annual Montague Downhill Soapbox Classic. The first meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, at 5:30pm at the MCTV studios. We are looking for members of the community from the safety, business, arts, fraternal organizations and the town to join and help make this premier event happen. The date for the soapbox event is September 18th, 2010, in Turners Falls and will be open to everyone from 6 yrs old to 60+ yrs old. Visit "www.MontagueMA.net/SoapBox_Races" for more info.
Ok. The Downhill Soapbox Classic is moving forward. I found an organization willing to do it if a full-scope package were put together. This means writing down everything involved in making it happen -- and getting prices on any costs (insurance, materials, etc).
There seemed to be great excitement about it on this corkboard. Let's have some people step up and help make it happen.
September 18th is only six months away. We have to start now.
Call me at 413 430 5336 or click my name on the website. I'm hoping for at least five people to join the group.
by Arn Albertini Eecorder staff
published: Friday, December 04, 2009
photo by Recorder/Paul Franz
Mik Muller stands at the ready on a hill in Turners Falls where he hopes to launch a gravity-powered homemade car race next fall.
TURNERS FALLS -- Mik Muller remembers racing a sheet of plywood with two 26-inch bicycle wheels in the rear, the front handlebars and front wheel from a children's banana seat bicycle in the front and a 2-by-4 for stability.
"It was sort of like a chopper," he said recently remembering his childhood summers on the boardwalks of Saltaire, N.Y.
Before racing, he, his brother and a friend took apart axles of each wheel and cleaned the ball bearings in Drano.
Now he wants children, both actual children and those young at heart, here to have a chance to create and race their own homemade speedy carts.
Muller is working with the Montague Business Association, Montague Web Works and the town's Parks and Recreation Commission to set up a gravity powered derby for next fall on Sept. 18.
The downhill race course would be along First Street to Unity Park.
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