Flat Tire 5

FlatTire_2014_WEBA night of reggae and funk at the Celtic Fox will benefit the Topeka Community Cycle Project

TOPEKA, KAN. (November 10, 2014) — As the temperature decreases, it is the time of year for Flat Tire. This fundraiser turns five this year with its organization, the Topeka Community Cycle Project. This annual fundraiser is expected to be a great party for cycling enthusiasts and Topekans alike.

Flat Tire is November 15th at the Celtic Fox. The entertainment for the night will begin at 7:30 with the reggae solo artist from Kansas City, Zack Mufasa, performing his set: Loop The Lion. He will be followed by Slow Ya Roll, a local Topeka “Funk ’N Soul” band. Both artists emulate styles of music of relaxation and rhythm; Slow Ya Roll’s catchphrase is “Follow the Turtle” to capture their easygoing nature.

For a donation of $5.00, attendees can enjoy good jams and an array of interesting activities. TCCP is known for having special event print screened t-shirts inspired by Flat Tire artwork. Attendees can purchase a shirt or hoodie in a color of their choice and have the design printed on the item of clothing before their eyes.

The ever-popular Speedy Spokes stationary bicycle races will also be taking place. Racers have the option to donate a dollar and race an opponent on stationary road bikes; A projection screen will make it so onlookers can monitor the progress of the cyclists during the short but intense races.

A new attraction being introduced at Flat Tire this year is the shop’s Yuba Cargo Blender Bike. The Yuba bike will be used by TCCP around town to promote shop activity, teach bicycle repair classes and advocate safe cycling in Topeka. Its introduction this weekend will be very delicious, since guests will get to blend margaritas using their own pedaling power.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be put toward future TCCP goals, one of which is to hire a part-time Executive Director to lead the organization to a new level of operation. Other future plans include improved electricity and running water. For a small volunteer-run organization, it has big goals and high hopes for the future.

To those looking for a night of grooving in the name of bikes or a hot spot of Topeka activity: Flat Tire is sure to be a good bet.


Topeka Community Cycle Project

The Topeka Community Cycle Project is committed to the reclamation and distribution of recycled bicycles. Through an earn-a-bike program, volunteers refurbish bicycles that would otherwise take up space in a landfill giving new life and utility to bicycles. The Topeka Community Cycle Project promotes self-reliance, sustainability, and healthful living in Topeka.

423 S. Kansas Ave. in Downtown Topeka, KS


For more information, contact:
Olivia Marshall
Event Coordinator

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