Shutdown means no liquor license for urban bike race, so it’s postponed

Minneapolis’ New Belgium Urban Assault Ride has been postponed because the organizers couldn’t finalize a liquor license because of the state shutdown.

And when the main sponsor is New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins, Colo., going ahead without liquor sales isn’t an option. As they say on the website:

After your pedal-powered adventure, your team will cross the finish line and enter a massive celebration of bikes and beer. The after party is just as much fun as the ride itself, thanks to the craziest raffle prize contest you’ll ever experience.

It was scheduled for July 31, but organizers are moving it to Sept. 11. It’s unclear what they’ll do if the state shutdown continues through then.

Promoter Adventure Fit says this is the fifth year that Minneapolis has been a stop on the Urban Assault Ride national series. 

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