Park Tool to Host "Fastest Wrench in the West" Contest at the Long Beach Bike and Family Festival
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Park Tool is taking their show on the road. The world's leading bicycle tool company is bringing their popular Fastest Wrench in the West contest to the Long Beach Bike and Family Festival on Saturday February 24th. This is the day before Long Beach hosts the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Originally introduced at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, the Fastest Wrench competition has been proven to be an entertaining and demanding test of mechanical knowledge and dexterity.
Bike shops from all around Southern California will be sending representatives to see who can accomplish a specific set of repairs in the fastest time. Thirty contestants will compete in pairs against the clock in the prelims, with the two fastest qualifiers going head to head in the finals. The winner will receive $600 in cash and $400 will go to the second place finisher. Along with the money goes the bragging rights for both the winning mechanic and his shop.
All of the festivities take place between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturday in the Long Beach Arena parking lot. There will also be displays from some of the top brands in the cycling industry along with bicycle safety checks, freestyle demonstration, live entertainment and more. The festival is open to the public and admission is free.
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