The 7th Annual CRUISE-a-THONG Weekend will be held in Town Park on July 28th and 29th, 2012. The event features a triathlon designed for the not-quite-hardcore athlete in all of us! The course consists of three legs, the first being a cruiser bike ride or other self-propelled method of transportation through downtown Pagosa Springs. Next, a thong (that is to say flip-flop) walk along the almost world famous Pagosa Springs Riverwalk. And lastly, a tube or other flotation device float down the San Juan River.
Only the highest of society events require this much mirror time.
This year’s event is going to be the best weekend you had all summer with a great after party with live music, food and beverages. The weekend begins with the Bloody Mary Showdown and later in the afternoon awards for outstanding outfits, methods of “cruising” and most creative flotation device. And don’t miss out on Sunday’s Hair of the Dog Disc Golf Tournament.
”Tis the day of Cruise-A-Thong
All the people are festooned
In clothes of many colors
Headbands and balloons.
In the park we have gathered
What a sight to behold
I can’t believe you’re wearing that
Is it really that cold?
We are here in celebration
Of average and of plain
We are looking for the middleman
Be it Joe or Jane.
Who has been in training?
Raise your hands, don’t be shy
The person you have to watch out for
Is that guy!
Watch your beverages and your actions
Your behavior is expected
Being drunk, disorderly or just plain s@%TTy
Will get you immediately ejected.
Now find yourself a buddy
Whether stranger or old friend
A make sure they stay focused
From beginning to end.
The course is wrought with peril
Danger on all sides
Now climb aboard your cruiser
And ride baby ride.”
Town Park, Pagosa Springs
Saturday, July 28
9:00 a.m. until Noon
The 4th annual Bloody Mary Showdown is a tasting of Bloody Marys to be provided by local contestants at Town Park on Saturday, July 28th. The Showdown begins at 9:00 and will continue until Noon. A “Professional” and “Amateur” winner will be chosen by a “People’s Choice” taste test and the winners will receive awards for their achievements in mixology. Competitors will be assigned an area from which to serve and are encouraged to make this area unique by providing multiple pieces of “flair” or signage from their respective restaurant. Cost to be a Taster is a bargain at $10 for all you can drink within reason.
We would love you to enter to try your hand at making the Best Bloody Mary in town. For more information on how to enter download the regististration form.
Hair of the Dog Disc Golf Tournament
A “Hair of the Dog” disc golf tournament will be held the day after the Bloody Mary Showdown and the Average Joe Race, during the Cruise a Thong Weekend. Tee-off will begin at noon from the base of Reservoir Hill. The Tourney will have multiple divisions with awards going to the top winners in each division. There will be a cash purse for the overall winner. The award ceremony will be held at Town Park.
From June 15 – August 12, the summer starts with the old Razzle-Dazzle! Girls, guns, glitz and glamour hit the Thingamajig Theatre stage with the multi Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Chicago directed by Laura Moore and choreographed by Alyse Nuebert. The sizzling tale of corruption and celebrity, inspired by the sensationalized trials of 1920′s Chicago, has John Kander music, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography inspired by Bob Fosse and all that Jazz!
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Directed by: Laura Moore
Choreographed by: Alyse Neubert
June 15, 16, 17, 27, 28, 29
July 1, 11, 12, 13, 15, 25, 26, 27, 29
August 8, 9,10, 11, 12
Champagne Opening (6p) June 15, 2012
~ Prices $30 Advance/$35 Door
June 15-Aug 12, 2012
Wed-Friday (7p), Sundays (2p)
~ Prices $15 Advance/ $20 Door