Teams race the Pedal Pub down Hennepin this weekend


While pro cyclists will be whipping through Uptown and downtown St. Paul this week at lightening-speed pace at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, northeast Minneapolis will host a slower, more buzzed race as the Pedal Pub turns into a sporting event this Sunday.

[jump] The happening will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this time, teams of 8 to 10 people will be taking turns frantically pedaling down Hennepin on the bar on wheels. Over 700 people are expected to race at the event.

In addition to the speed challenge, there will be a party in Surdyk's parking lot (303 Hennepin Ave.). Folks will be able to enjoy snacks from the Chef Shack, drink New Belgium beer, and listen tot music by Jack Klatt & the Cat Swingers.

While the party is free, each team must pay $150 in order to race. All racers must be 18 or older, and costumes are encouraged. To sign up, visit