2006 Cirque du Cyclisme - Schedule of Events
Updated 5/9/2006

FRIDAY JUNE 9th        Arrive & Unwind  Day

Until Midday: Check-in, unpack, assemble bikes & meet other arriving attendees,  then visit the hospitality desk at cycles de ORO for maps, schedule and directions.
NOON Reception:
A socializing “mixer”, welcoming out-of-towners with light snacks and beverages
at cycles de ORO.
2 PM Fixed Gear (or whatever you have) Ride:
Easy paced, leaving from cycles de ORO. Maps/cue sheets provided for self pacing.    (no en route services) No fee!
6 PM Cirque Charity Auction Celebration:
Film Premier:
The long awaited complete showing of Jeff Groman’s lovingly crafted tribute to 6 day racing & racers; The Jazz Sport.
Buffet Dinner:
A casual grazing after the film and before the auction.
Charity Auction:
An exciting auction of valuable vintage-centric collectables, items either completely donated or a percentage to go to Operation Smile, a great cause!  (A John Pergolizzi production!)
                                            $20 @
in advance  ($30 after 5/30/06) 

SATURDAY JUNE 10th       The Classic Rendezvous  Day 

9 AM   “See the Sights” Rides:
The traditional get-acquainted excursion for out-of-towners and locals. Departing from cycles de ORO Bike Shop.  (no en route services)     Free!
The first group rides an easy short ride (12 miles + -) around the city, focusing on Greensboro landmarks.
The second group will do a faster (25 miles) out in the country side. Maps/cue sheets provided for self pacing.  
Noon till 5 PM  Bicycle Craft & Heritage Seminars:
Show and tell by cycling folk who are each in a unique position to share information and experiences about traditional bicycle lore.
Charles Andrews & Matt Gorski, California. "Considerations in restoring and renovating fine vintage bicycles."

Dave Moulton, South Carolina. Former master frame builder and designer, now a
writer, songwriter, and published author.

John Barron, Minnesota.  "Understanding and collecting classic bicycle components, illustrated by my collection."

Peter Weigle, Connecticut. "Design considerations and approaches to fine bicycle construction."

Boxed lunch & beverages included:

$30.@ in advance  ($40 after 5/30/06)
7 PM - 10 PM 

& Awards:
A very special guest speaker Ted Ernst talks about his life; his father & mother running a Chicago bike shop after arriving as immigrants from Germany in 1929, his own racing days as a amateur and pro racer including 6 days events, and his subsequent successful career as a bike shop owner, club and race organizer.
Presentations by the Cirque committee, including the Mike Richardson Memorial Classic Rendezvous Vintage Bicycle Award and a delicious catered dinner,  at the nearby "Painted Plate" facility.

Limited to 120 attendees.
  $34.50@ in advance ($45 after 5/30/06)

SUNDAY JUNE 11th     The Cirque du Cyclisme! 

7:30 AM

 Ride registration for cyclists riding road or mountain bike events.

8:30 AM  Tour de Guilford Ride:
Leaving from Lewis Recreation Center. Choose 23, 34 or 62 mile road rides, or a 2 hour mountain bike trail ride! Includes maps & lunch upon return, plus free entry to swap meet & show (see below).         
                                                                                 $20. per person
in advance ($25. after 5/30/06)
8:30 AM Vendor entry (only) After road riders have departed, to set up for Swap Meet.
10 AM till 3 PM  Bicycle Swap Meet & Vintage Bicycle Show:
Inside the Lewis Recreation Center.
-  Buy, sell, and swap for all sorts of bikes and cycling related gear. Parts, books, clothing, you-name-it! Bicycle manufacturers factory reps selling their samples! Doors open to buyers at 10 AM. Vendors setup at 8:30 AM.  (See entry application for vendor fees)       
-  Collectable bikes of all sorts! Inside the Lewis Recreation Center.  All varieties of vintage and fine hand made bikes are welcome. Awards for many categories including "People's choice", "Best British", "Best USA", "Best Italian", “Best French", "Best Balloon Tire",  "Best Restoration", "Best Original", "Best Display," etc. Bikes placed by event staff.
                            $2.  General admission 
(Free with paid entry in any of the other weekend events)