As of today (March 11), word is that EnvisionFest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The Hartford Criterium, if it goes forward, could now be held on Sunday Sept. 22.
EnvisionFest is willing to again provide us with the big ticket items--a large registration tent in Bushnell Park, portalets, tables, and joint marketing. This year EnvisionFest can't provide the sound system (cost was $700-800), exhibitors tents, or the bike corral.
Streets that will be closed for EnvisionFest will be Gold & North Athenaeum, Pratt, Church between Trumbull and Main. We would close Elm St. again early in the morning.
Pipes in the Valley will take place the next weekend (Sept 28), so that may present more opportunities to ride through Riverfront Park this year.
We would still need to get absolute confirmation that the City of Hartford would be a sponsor thus relieving us of the permit costs.
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