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http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/ - Kinetic Baltimore
http://www.avam.org/ - AVAM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_sculpture_race - Kinetic Sculpture Race - Wikipedia
A Kinetic sculpture race is an organized contest of human-powered amphibious all-terrain works of art. The original event, the Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County, California, is also called the "Triathlon of the Art World" because art and engineering are combined with physical endurance during a three day cross country race that includes sand, mud, pavement, a bay crossing, a river crossing and major hills.

From the American Visionary Art Museum(AVAM) - A race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN POWERED WORKS OF ART DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard. The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots.

Pilots (Kinetinauts) compete for the most coveted MEDIOCRE AWARD (finishes right in the middle) and the highly prized NEXT-TO-THE-LAST AWARD (finishes, well, next to last) and serious prizes including ART and ENGINEERING.

The Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race (also known as the East Coast Championship) began in 1999 when Rebecca Hoffberger, founder of the AVAM, heard about the World Championship on television.

The eight-hour race covers 15 miles - mostly on pavement, but also including a trip into the Chesapeake Bay and through mud and sand.

What to Wear - Something absurd! Lots of onlookers wear all sorts of goofy outfits and you should too.

How to Get Around
Since this is a race, the sculptures move. If you would like to see the sculptures do more than pass by, you should move, too.

* Along the Route
* Follow along(Electric Cars,Bicycle or roller blades, Water taxi, Automobile)
* Where the Sculptures Stop(The Brake and Safety Test before the race, Atop Federal Hill, Canton Waterfront Park, Patterson Park Sand, Mud, and Pagoda Climb, Finish Line)

The Sculptures

1. Got Milk
2. ACE Safari Attack
3. Heavy Metal
4. Anemone Antics
5. ACE Going to Hell
6. Chessie
7. The Moderately Famished Caterpillar
8. ACE Scrum Roll Razer
9. Candy Haus
10. Creature
11. T-Wrecks
12. ACE Veke Versa Boat
14. Twitter Jay & The Recyclists
15. Carver Cobra II
16. Los Baltimuertos
17. The Boatercycle
18. Mobile Media
19. ACE Squid Man
20. ACE Kraken
21. Fifi Joins the Circus
22. Bumpo the Circus Elephant
23. Circus Rat
24. PLATYPUS
25. Frog
26. Big Bamboo
27. Go Ask Alice
28. ACE Cabrena Octopus
29. ACE Calamari

Kinetic sculpture races are held in many locations:

* Humboldt County, CA
* Baltimore, Maryland
* Port Townsend, Washington
* Corvallis, Oregon
* Ventura, CA
* Clearlake, CA
* Klamath Falls, Oregon
* Prescott Valley, Arizona
* Geraldton, Western Australia
* Philadelphia, PA

Schedule
As with any race, times are aproximate! The route is also subject to change if needs must.
8:00 - 9:30am Safety Check and Brake Test at American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)
9:30 - 10:00 Opening Ceremonies & LeMans Start at AVAM
10:00 - 10:15 Race up Battery Avenue into Federal Hill Park
10:15 - 11:00 Race down Riverside, Fort, Lawrence, Key Highway past AVAM around
Inner Harbor, President to Lancaster, up Caroline, along Aliceanna to
Boston into Canton Waterfront Park
11:15 - 1:15pm Canton Waterfront Water Loop
1:00 - 1:30 Race up Kenwood to Patterson Park
1:15 - 3:00 Patterson Park Obstacle Course: Sand, Mud, Fishing in the Fountain
3:00 - 4:30 Race down Lombard, Central, Eastern, Pier 5, Pratt, Light, Key Highwy,
turn left at traffic light to stay straight on Key Highway extension, across
railroad tracks, Hull Street, Fort, Jackson, Clement, and up Covington to
the finish line at AVAM (finishers may begin arriving as early as 3:30)
4:30 - 5:00 Post-Race Recovery (dinner for racers & volunteers)
5:00 - 6:00 Awards Ceremony at AVAM

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