MAY DAY! MAY DAY! Baltimore's Almost Famous Annual East Coast National Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race took place Saturday May 1, 2010!
From the American Visionary Art Museum - A race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN POWERED WORKS OF ART DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (Do you know this person?) The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots.
Pilots (Kinetinauts) compete for the most coveted MEDIOCRE AWARD (finishes right in the middle) and the highly prized NEXT-TO-THE-LAST AWARD (finishes, well, next to last) and serious prizes including ART and ENGINEERING. Have you got The Right Stuff? Now searching for KINETINAUTS, PIT CREW, ARTISTS, ENGINEERS, VOLUNTEERS, TEACHER + STUDENT TEAMS, TEAM SPONSORS.
As with any race, times are aproximate! The route is also subject to change if needs must.
8:00 - 9:30am Safety Check and Brake Test at American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)
9:30 - 10:00 Opening Ceremonies & LeMans Start at AVAM
10:00 - 10:15 Race up Battery Avenue into Federal Hill Park
10:15 - 11:00 Race down Riverside, Fort, Lawrence, Key Highway past AVAM around
Inner Harbor, President to Lancaster, up Caroline, along Aliceanna to
Boston into Canton Waterfront Park
11:15 - 1:15pm Canton Waterfront Water Loop
1:00 - 1:30 Race up Kenwood to Patterson Park
1:15 - 3:00 Patterson Park Obstacle Course: Sand, Mud, Fishing in the Fountain
3:00 - 4:30 Race down Lombard, Central, Eastern, Pier 5, Pratt, Light, Key Highwy,
turn left at traffic light to stay straight on Key Highway extension, across
railroad tracks, Hull Street, Fort, Jackson, Clement, and up Covington to
the finish line at AVAM (finishers may begin arriving as early as 3:30)
4:30 - 5:00 Post-Race Recovery (dinner for racers & volunteers)
5:00 - 6:00 Awards Ceremony at AVAM
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