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Wheelie contest along Shore Blvd. Sunday

Participants cross the finish line in 2010 during the 30th-annual Astoria Civic Association Bike Race. The event was sponsored by Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. and his father, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr.
Photo by Christina Santucci
By Rebecca Henely

An Astoria bike store is holding a wheelie competition Sunday along Shore Boulevard.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bike Stop, at 37-19 28th Ave., will be holding a contest for those who can ride their bikes with the front tire off the ground along Astoria Park. The boulevard will be closed for the event and there will be live music by Focho.

The store suggests prospective competitors should wear a helmet and that they have a wald No. 157 basket installed on their bikes to ride.

More information can be found by calling 718-278-2453.

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