The Memorial Day weekend in Ferndale sees one of the craziest events of the year. The Kinetic Sculpture Race is for human-powered vehicles, and runs from Arcata, through Eureka, across the Humboldt Bay and through the sand dunes, ending down Main Street in Ferndale.
The artistic creativity and engineering ingenuity that goes into these bicycle-powered creations knows no bounds. The machines have to be able to traverse not just paved roads, but be able to navigate the waters of the Humboldt Bay, then labor through the deep sand of the dunes west of Eureka, seen here below.
Each vehicle is accompanied by its support group, and the whole cavalcade is accompanied by hundreds of spectators, some of whom go the whole way with the team they support. Below is the start in the Arcata Plaza.
Hundreds of people gather for the finish down Main Street in Ferndale to welcome the exhausted teams of competitors and congratulate the winner. The creativity of the teams and their athletic abilities make them all winners!!
So, come to Ferndale in May to enjoy this wild and crazy event. You won't find another like it. Bring your children and your pets, and stay with us at Morningstar: www.vacationferndale.com.