The annual Great Grove Bed Race is not until Sept. 5, but racers can start getting tips on how to build a bed as part of the Get Rolling Gatherings event.
The first will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Grove Spot, 3324 Virginia St.
The race consists of beds rolling down Grand Avenue.
This week’s gathering will consist of demonstrations on constructing a bed to race. One of last year’s beds will be on hand.
There will be a raffle and prizes, including free movie tickets to the Paragon Grove 13 movie theaters.
There will be three Get Rolling Gatherings, each held on the third Thursday of the month — in June, July and August — at various venues. There are still open spots during early registration, so pick a division: men, women co-ed or corporate.
For information, go to www.thegreatgrovebedrace.com.
— RODOLFO ROMAN