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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cold hands, warm hearts for Festivus [Dispatch]

ABIGAIL S. FISHER | DISPATCHFrom left, Kevin Monnier, Drew Mutchler and Chris Alexander await the start of the Columbus Festivus Ride at Goodale Park in Columbus. The ride, which ended at Hal & Al’s bar and restaurant on Parsons Avenue, also raised donations for area food banks.

By  Wesley Lowery
For The Columbus Dispatch Sunday December 11, 2011 5:55 AM
They wore reindeer shirts and snowman suits and rode bikes decked with wrapping paper and colorful lights.
But don’t be misled: The riders pedaling through Downtown yesterday weren’t starting Christmas early — they were celebrating Festivus.
About 70 people braved a chilly afternoon yesterday for what organizers jokingly called the “ 32nd Annual Columbus Festivus Ride.”
“It’s really the first time we’ve done it,” said Andrew Sidesinger, 30, a Columbus software developer and one of the event’s organizers. “We did, like, zero marketing. So it’s quite a feat that we got this many people out here in the freezing cold.”


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