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Urban Athletics: Cycle to Weequahic Park House Music Family & Community Festival

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This is the year of house music for me. I've lost my way over time, getting bitten by the salsa bug, but now it's time to return to my musical roots. I've missed attending this event the first two years it was held but that stops now. Join me as I take a ride to the third annual Weequahic Park House Music Family and Community Festival in Newark, New Jersey.

Eight hours of live music with sets from top house DJs and singers are on tap. And dig this -- not much in life comes without a price but this festival is FREE of charge. Being able to groove like this without parting with a single coin is a rarity in these times. And when you get tired of dancing you can visit one of the many on site vendors for a bite of soul food and other refreshments.

This is an event not to be missed so even if you don't cycle, make your way to the park somehow and find the group to hang out a bit and have a good time!

The Plan ...

1) Take the PATH train to Newark

2) Ride to the festival

3) Listen to some good house DJs and singers perform, shake your booty as inclined

4) Refuel with some of the good food and drink available at the festival

5) Repeat steps 3 and 4 as often as necessary

Check out part of Little Louie Vega's DJ set from last year's festival. If you can keep your head from bobbing and toes from tapping listening to this then you must be in a full body cast.

The Important Stuff ...

Distance to cycle will be about 8 miles round trip. This is going to be a short ride and not a tour, our bikes are mainly transport to the festival.
We'll be riding in bike lanes whenever possible but you should be comfortable riding in traffic. Helmets are a smart choice. Make sure your bike is in good working order before the meetup and bring a lock to leave our cycles. Bring a spare inner tube, patch repair kit, and air pump. Check your email before you head out for last minute meetup updates as well as my mobile phone number which will be sent to those who RSVP. Please DO NOT RSVP if you do not seriously plan to attend as space is limited. No flakes allowed! If you RSVP and I notice that you have a number of no shows or have a history of last minute cancellations, you will be removed. Rain cancels the meetup.