Free festival brings bikes, music, art to Boone County August 20-21

Dave Huff, Executive Director of the grassroots nonprofit Riding Forward, has a lifelong passion for all things bike. In recent years his focus has turned toward instilling that same passion in Northern Kentucky’s young people.
That’s what Huff hopes to achieve with the first-annual Broken Spoke Festival, a free, two-day event that will feature local music, art, food trucks and a bike racing showcase. All festival proceeds will fund Riding Forward’s ongoing initiatives designed to inspire outdoor engagement through bike riding.
“Our tag line, 'creating a better future through wheeled sports,' will ring loudly throughout the event,” said Huff. “The idea to mix bikes, music, art and food together for a two-day festival is an attempt to bring the community together and build a stronger bond between cycling and the Tristate."
The festival has secured a number of corporate sponsorships, including support from regional candy maker, Airheads.
Broken Spoke kicks off Saturday, August 20 at Burlington’s England-Idlewild Park with 8 a.m. registration and racing events beginning at noon. Music will follow shortly after, featuring local acts like Young Heirlooms and 500 Miles to Memphis.
To learn more about the organization and the festival, visit and

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