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Originally published Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 5:30 AM

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Fit & Fun: a taste of the Tour de France at Seward Park

Cyclefest at Seward Park on Thursday, July 19, 2012, will include racing, family-friendly activities and a broadcast on a 20-foot screen of the Tour de France's mountaintop finish (Stage 17).

Seattle Times staff reporter

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Tonight marks the ninth-annual Cyclefest, billed as the "biggest Tour de France-inspired festival on the West Coast."

The event has a new location, the Seward Park Amphitheatre, and begins at 5 p.m. It will include racing until about 8 p.m.; family-friendly activities beginning at 5:30 p.m.; and a broadcast on a 20-foot screen of the Tour de France's mountaintop finish (Stage 17) at about 9:15 p.m.

There will be a beer garden and food booths as well as a drawing for a Lapierre bicycle.

Bring your chairs or blankets and a flashlight. Bike racks will be provided. When the races end, a one-mile loop road at the park's entrance will open and allow more parking spots.

The event, at 5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S., is hosted by the Cascade Bicycle Club. For more information: www.cascade.org

Fit & Fun is a weekly notice about active recreational opportunities in the Greater Seattle area. To suggest a future item, contact Richard Seven: rseven@seattletimes.com.

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