I was starting to wonder if only San Fransisco stages all those fun but crazy events. However, Baltimore does it, too. In fact, the deadline is fast approaching for you to enter the 2007 Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race.
Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art — steered by Kinetinauts — custom built for the race. Each May, the 8-hour race covers 15 miles — mostly on pavement, but the contest also includes a trip into the Chesapeake Bay. Awards are given for everything from the Speed Award to something called Sock Creature of the Universe. Don’t ask, cuz I don’t know.
If you can’t get your Sculpture ready by April 21, that’s okay: you can always spectate. Just make sure your costume is ready. Boring-looking crowds are, evidently, frowned upon.