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Somerville Spring Spectacular By Bicycle! (PHOTOS)

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"Somerville Spring Spectacular 2012!" (Craig Allen photo)

Its a sunny, breezy Sunday afternoon…just perfect for a bike ride…to Somerville and the “Spring Spectacular” on Main Street!

I only live a few miles from downtown Somerville, and while reading the promotional liner for the “Somerville Spring Spactacular” yesterday afternoon on my New Jersey 101.5 music show, I decided that I should peddle to the fun!

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Approaching Main Street by bike...a behind-the-scenes view. (Craig Allen photo)

As I’m approaching the downtown area via Bridge Street, I could see the NJ101.5 Big Yellow Van on the corner…and I could hear Ray The Prize Guy “working the crowd.” His voice is echoing off all the buildings!

 As I arrive on the scene, the Hoola Hoop Competition is about to begin!

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Ray The Prize Guy giving a young contestant a few instructions. (Craig Allen photo)

“Hooping it up” for “Six Flags” tickets!

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"Hooping It Up!" to "Funkytown!" (Craig Allen photo)

The crowd goes wild for all the competitors…

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Ray and our happy-hooping winner! (Craig Allen photo)

…but in the end, the ”Six Flags” tickets go to contestant #1…and as you can see, she’s still hoola-hoopping while holding her prize tickets!

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All ages are enjoying the afternoon on Main Street, Somerville! (Craig Allen photo)

Its a great day for “people watching,” and the people selling water and other cold drinks (and smoothies, etc) are doing a brisk business!  There’s lots of food…and local artists and crafters, and businesses to check out!

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A line of classic cars to check out! (Craig Allen photo)
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Food and Fun! From one end of downtown Main Street to the other! (Craig Allen photo)

Meanwhile, back at the New Jersey 101.5 tent…

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"Fans" are signing up to win NY Yankees tickets! (Craig Allen photo)
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"Pinky" having fun under the NJ101.5 tent! (Craig Allen photo)

 

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The "Prize Team" and YOU in Somerville. Perfect Together. (Craig Allen photo)

And, Ray The Prize Guy plays cards out in the street…

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"Is the next card higher or lower?" (Craig Allen photo)

What a fun afternoon…with New Jersey 101.5!

And, in case you doubt me…

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Craig Allen and his mountain bike. ("Pinky" photo)

 …no gasoline was used by your author in pursuit of fun in downtown Somerville this afternoon!

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