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Firecracker Pre-Party

Friday Jun. 23rd, 2023 | 6-10pm

The Red Flint Firecracker is back, doubling down and lighting it up for an explosive weekend of runs, rides, races, and one big ol’ party in downtown Eau Claire to kick it all off.
This year we’re bringing the party to downtown Eau Claire with music, food, drinks, and more while you pick up your race packet. Plus each registered participant gets one free tap beer at the tent! Part of the proceeds raised through drinks and food go to support CORBA and their work building trails across the Chippewa Valley.
The firepits will be blazing and camaraderie flowing as the biking and trail running communities unite for a celebratory night packed with good vibes.
Erupting out of the Twin Cities and Eau Claire, WI with a musical blend that reflects the diversity of its band members—who hail from Kingston, Jamaica; Providence, RI; Chicago, IL; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN; and Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, WI — Irie Sol delivers authentic Jamaican chat/DJing and soaring, soulful melodies backed by blazing bebop horns, wailing guitar, and tight drum and bass. The band has shared bills with The Wailers, Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage, The Meditations, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, John Munson of Semisonic, and more.
Some of what you can expect as the community comes together:
Full Lakely menu + outdoor burgers, brats, and more
Beer & Cocktail Bars
One Free Tap Beer for Registered Racers
Race Packet Pick Up for Saturday Events
Vendor & Sponsor Tents
Micro Bike Races (all welcome to try it!)
Bike Spin Art w/ Shift Cyclery & Coffee Bar
Two cozy firepits
Firecracker, CORBA, and sponsor merch deals

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