“It starts Saturday at RiverCon,” with a rain location is at Forest Hills Country Club, Connor said.
RiverCon will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Because the event is happening on May 4, which Star Wars fans have claimed for their day because of the phrase “May the Force be With You,” Connor said, “We’ll be doing a Star Wars-costumed bike parade and 5K walk or run on the (bike) trail.”
Other RiverCon events will include Jedi Yoga, Storm Trooper Bowling, and, “all sorts of different outdoor activities, highlighting different vendors from around the region,” she said. “And it’ll be the first location that you can get one of your Passport locations for Tour de Way.”
Although costumes are not required for RiverCon, they are encouraged.
MetroParks’ River Center at Bicentennial Commons is located at 120 S. Carmody Blvd. The rain location will be the indoor turf field of Forest Hills Country Club at 791 4th Ave.
Participation in Tour de Way is free, and after people register, “they’ll start getting monthly emails from us that tell them tips and tricks. For example, in May there are bonus locations that can help you win over $3,000 in prizes,” Connor said.
Each month will have bonus places like that, she said: “They can be at an event, like RiverCon, or they can be something like a dedication — in Sidney, there will be an inclusive playground dedication that’s going to have a pop-up QR code.”
The floating tent is manufactured by SmithFly, which is located in Troy
“If you miss RiverCon, don’t worry about it,” she said. “You can come to anything.”
The first time people scan in a QR code, if they haven’t already signed up, there will be a prompt to do so, “and then, every time after that, you’ll just have to log into your account, and it’ll automatically go right into your account.”
There will be monthly prizes, such as a $200 gift card to shops in downtown Middletown or a biplane ride in Troy, she said: “There’s a variety of prizes.”
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