It is a human-powered 3D representation of your interpretation of your favorite literary character or book. Bring your imagination to life using pedal power, as an individual or as a team. A team may include multiple members on a bike with themed costumes or multiple escorts in costume riding or walking along with a sculpture that includes kinetic movement.
1. Sculptures must have wheels or moveable legs, at least one gear, and be able to move forward, stop, and turn.
2. You must be able to keep up with a 3 mph minimum speed.
3. Sculptures must be able to stop safely and quickly. Sculptures that do not pass the brake safety check will not be allowed to compete.
4. All pilots must wear approved helmets. Please bring your own.
5. Sculptures must not pose any danger to anything/anyone around it or near it and must not have open flames. The pilot must be able to escape quickly and safely in the event of an emergency.
6. Participants are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages prior to or while operating the vehicle.
7. All Participants must be in an appropriate costume. This is a family-friendly event. Therefore, the City reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of costumes.
8. Sculptures must be no larger than 8' 6" (102 inches) wide, 8' high, and 18' long. A variance may be given with special permission from the parade coordinator.
Rebecca Gosnell walks us through how she built Pterodactyl Kinetic Sculpture for Kinetic Derby Day in 2018 with her friend Kris Manning. Tip: You can use anything around your house or garage. Recycling is your friend. Tip: Bigger wheels are usually better! Tip: There is no wrong way to build a Kinetic Sculpture. Use your imagination and creativity run wild. We can't wait to see what you build. #KineticDerbyDay #KineticSculptureParade #WECO #SouthCarolinaEvents #FamilyFun #STE