Recycled Racer's is a soapbox-derby-style event that challenges businesses and nonprofits to create single-person, gravity-propelled vehicles from primarily recycled materials. Racing will take place during Roanoke's Earth Day celebration in the Grandin Village from 11am until 1pm. Entries will be judged on both style and speed, so don't worry if your car doesn't cross the finish line - with Recycled Racers, creativity counts. The race will take place in the parking lot behind the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op. Racing will take place in heats of two runs each, with the top times of each heat moving onto the next round until only one racer remains. Cars will also be judged on their overall style, including elements such as the amount of recycled materials used, creative use of materials, functionality, and overall visual appeal. Judging will be done by a panel of community members. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to enter racers. Businesses who race will be invited to hang a banner along the course and, of course, to decorate their cars NASCAR style to advertise their product or service. There are a limited number of slots, so registration is required prior to the event. The rules for creating a Recycled Racer are simple: - The vehicle must have at least three wheels. Wheels, axles, and related equipment do not have to be constructed of recycled materials. - Vehicle must demonstrate some kind of braking system. - Vehicle can only hold one driver. - Vehicle must be gravity powered; i.e., no pedals, motors, or other human-powered mechanism. - Besides wheelbase, vehicle must be constructed of 75% recycled materials. Entrants may be asked to explain the origin of materials. - Racers are required to wear a helmet to race. Helmets decorations to match vehicles are encouraged. - It is recommended vehicles and/or teams have a name. Questions should be addressed to Tim Pohlad-Thomas from RIDE Solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org.