Big pigs, double decker buses, macaroni and cheese, zombie turtles and robots in disguise are just some of the fun and creative vehicles that will race to beat the clock in Mt. Adams during the Red Bull Soapbox Race Saturday.
The Red Bull Soapbox Race comes back to scenic Cincinnati for the first time since 2008. The national event is for amateur drivers to race downhill in an attempt to beat the clock using homemade creative soapbox vehicles.
The free event will take place at Eden Park starting at 1 p.m. Saturday's route starts at the top of Cliff Drive (behind Krohn Conservatory) and curves down onto Martin Drive, with a finish line just before Martin Drive crosses Parkside Place.
Gates and pits open to the public at 11 a.m. for fans to inspect the vehicles before casting their vote for the people's choice winner.
Fifty teams from 10 different states will compete to dazzle thousands of people from around the world and will be judged on creativity speed and showmanship. Teams will be representing Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Spectators won’t be disappointed, some of the unique team names include: "The Free Willy's," "Peep My Ride," "Oinker Acres: Squealers," and "Studs in Spuds."
Parking downtown near U.S. Bank Arena is encouraged. There will be three nearby parking lots with spots going for $6. Shuttle buses will run from East Pete Rose Way, downtown to Eden Park from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.