Cheyenne, Wyoming: 20,000-plus people are expected to attend Frontier Refining, Inc. Superday 2010, according to Todd M. Feezer, the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Cheyenne. This will be the 28th such annual event that is scheduled to run from 10 am to 5 pm on June 26 at Lions Park. Superday 2010 is an event for the whole family, where community vendors and organizations combine with various activities like cycling, running/walking, etc. Last year, it was estimated that 25,000-plus people attended the weekend spectacle, which included a free evening concert by Blue Oyster Cult (that had an estimated gathering of 5,600), according to Feezer. This year, due to city belt-tightening, no evening concert is scheduled.
Even without a Free Night Concert at Superday 2010, “People Will Still See a Fantastic Event”
Included in the events of the community gathering is the 17th Annual Frontier Refining, Inc. Tour de Prairie Cycling Event, which will feature various course distances. One is just 10 miles utilizing the Greater Cheyenne Greenway, while longer options will include a road course just under 100 miles with racing out to venues in neighboring Albany County and back to town, according to the course map. And various booths will be set up with vendors (including arts & crafts), organizations, and clubs for Superday 2010. Last year saw about 150 such set ups where attendees got free samples, played games and contests.
Frontier Refining, Inc. will also sponsor the 5k/10k Run/Walk, and the 4th Annual “Show-N-Shine” car show where prizes and awards will be handed out in both events. Jackson’s All-American Sports Grill and the Cheyenne Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring a volleyball tournament. Special Friends will again be sponsoring the 6th Annual Million-Dollar Duck Derby (using 5,000 racing ducks that weigh the same and are hand-numbered), where the set prizes go as high as $1,000, but one randomly-selected duck could be worth $1 million if it’s sponsored before the race and finishes 5th, according to Corinna Crandall, Program Manager for Special Friends.
Frontier Refining, Inc. is the title sponsor, and has been for 9 years, according to Feezer. For the Superday 2010 event, the company has contributed $25,000 and the children’s game tent. But because the city doesn’t have the extra money to sponsor a free evening concert, which had brought classic rock groups the previous three years like Starship, Night Ranger, and Blue Oyster Cult, this will be the only noticeable difference between Superday 2010 and ones of recent times. Yet the city official stressed that the event is definitely one to partake in, commenting, “our event pieces and parts have all been perfected and people will still see a fantastic event.” Nonetheless, local entertainment via two performing stages will still take place during the Saturday event for the city’s largest gathering of people outside of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
For more information about Superday 2010, go to the City of Cheyenne’s link here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sources for this article about Superday 2010 in Cheyenne, Wyoming:
Tour de Prairie Road/Fat Tire Course Route Map: http://www.cheyennecity.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=3223, Cheyenne Wyoming Parks & Recreation Division
Emails, (between) Roy A. Barnes and Todd M. Feezer, May 25-26, 2010
Emails, (between) Roy A. Barnes and Corinna Crandall, MS; May 26-27, 2010