As if the excitement of high-speed bike races, and live music in front of the Court House wasn’t enough to energize Downtown Edwardsville in one evening, the Edwardsville Rotary Club is partnering with the Edwardsville Glen Carbon Junior Service Club to host the “Race Route Pub Crawl” on Saturday, August 18, 2012, the same afternoon and evening as the Stifel Nicolaus Edwardsville Rotary Criterium.
WHAT: Pub Crawl in Downtown Edwardsville, Illinois
- Free T-Shirt
- Free Edwardsville Rotary Criterium Stadium Cup
- Food and Drink Specials at Unique Dining Destinations
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2012, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
WHY: All proceeds will benefit the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Junior Service Club’s Boundless Playground and the Edwardsville Rotary
WHERE: Check-in at Township Grocer on Main Street between 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. . Park on Kansas Street.
WHAT ELSE: Enjoy one of Edwardsville’s Most Exciting Signature Events:
- High-Speed Pro Bike Races on Downtown streets
- Free Live Music in front of the Court House on Main Street
- Open Containers Perimeter on Main Street
- Free Kids Race at 6:45 p.m.
The Criterium races begin at 3:00 p.m., and at 4:00 p.m. the pub crawl will begin at the same time that local bands “Borderline” and “Crazy Chester” take the stage on Main Street. Tickets for the crawl are $25 each, and all proceeds will benefit the Junior Service Club’s Boundless Playground Project and the Edwardsville Rotary Club. Advanced ticket sales are recommended to guarantee t-shirt size.
Pub Crawl attendees will receive a free t-shirt, a free Criterium Cowbell, a free Edwardsville Rotary Criterium cup and fantastic food and drink specials at nine of Downtown Edwardsville’s unique dining destinations. Thanks to an open containers perimeter along the Main Street portion of the race route, pub crawlers and other spectators will be able to purchase beverages in plastic containers at Downtown businesses and step out onto the sidewalk to watch the race or over to the concert area for live music.
Here are the specials being offered by the Downtown Establishments:
Erato–Coors Light Beer Wagon on the Patio ($2.50 Drafts); Walking Tacos ($4.00)
Global Brew—Boulevard Wheat Pints ($3.00)
Bigelo’s Bistro–Boulevard Wheat and Schlafly Pale Ale ($2.50 Pints); Half-Off Chicken Wings and Cajun Potato Skins
Lo-Cal Cafe–Turkey Burger OR Cranberry Chicken Wrap, Chips, and Bottled Water ($5.00)
Big Daddy’s–Half-Priced Appetizers; 16 oz Drafts ($3.00); Buckets of Bottled Beers ($13.00); Jack Daniels Drinks ($4.00); Cherrybombs ($4.00)
Township Grocer–Shakespeare’s Pizza ($3.00/slice); Wide Selection of Red and White Wines by the Glass; One Free Drink Ticket
Laurie’s–Premium Pints ($3.00); Vodka Lemonades ($2.50); Purple Hooters ($2.00)
Stagger Inn–Rum Drinks ($2.00)
Cleveland-Heath–Lit Cherry Limeades (Wang Gang Black Cherry, lime, vodka) ($4.00)
Encore at the Wildey—Glass of Wine ($4.00) AB Products ($2.00)
Fiona’s–$1.00 off any meal (excluding drinks) “I Cycle Special”