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SEEDs of Change Coming for Miami Beach Wine & Food Festival Seekers The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival Returns to South Beach – Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Consciously.





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The culinary tides are changing for foodies and oenophiles up and down the hot, sexy shores of Miami Beach this November. The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival will be ushering in a new era of conscious culinary innovation, by serving up sustainability one conscious bite at a time, to South Beach festival fans this Fall. This unique culinary event is perched upon the apex of a new foodie era, offering up the only plant based food and wine festival in the United States. Event Co-Founders Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, are pleased to announce the return of the Festival.

“We are excited to be bringing the Seed Food and Wine festival back to Miami for its second year, and look forward to showcasing to the world the powerful conscious community that is alive and thriving in South Florida,” says Alison Burgos, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

In its inaugural year, SEED impressed festival goers with a literal green bounty of tasty tidbits accompanied by a plethora of high profile celebrities and healthy living icons. Last year’s festival was attended by food lovers of all kinds; from omnivores to vegans to Paleo eaters—SEED welcomes everyone who enjoys amazing food and exciting culinary events. This year’s Festival will continue to ride on the wave of food based conversations that are a trending topic within the culinary community.

“We are grateful that Seed has had the opportunity to elevate the conversation about our health, our planet and the welfare of animals. This year we have even more events designed to celebrate conscious plant based living from dinners to fitness to film to art,” says Michelle Gaber, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

SEED Festival guests can be sure to expect a selection of experiences to satisfy any tasty craving or vino fixation. The Festival weekend kicks-off on Wednesday night with a compelling Film Screening. Thursday night will premiere the 1st annual Burger Battle; complete with ‘green carpet’ this is a throw down not to miss. The return of the Farm to Table Dinner will grace Friday’s Eve, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farmers that have planted specifically for this culinary veg-out event. A 5k SEED Run kicks off Saturday morning, which is followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience in the afternoon. The flag ship Festival Day and Grande Tasting starts Saturday afternoon and will showcase an unparalleled display of food, wines and spirits, served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo’s stage. Artfully closing Saturday night is a Modern Dinner Experience. Sunday morning begins with a new Mantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy Magazine. Concluding the Festival is a celebration for the wee consumer at Sprouts Kids Day.

“Plant based living and veganism is a hot topic today and SEED is just the place to experience that conversation in a fun and sexy atmosphere. Having the opportunity to bring a conversation about conscious living to our community has been a transformative experience,” adds Alison Burgos.

National travelers are invited to stay at the official festival host hotel, The Thompson – Miami Beach. All attendees are invited to continue their conscious excursions at the Thompson Hotel with a luxury spa treatment, partake in a yoga class, walk on the white sandy Miami beaches or stop by the SEED Welcome Desk to pick up tickets and get tips on fun outings and sustainable, plant friendly options.

Tickets for the 2015 SEED Food & Wine Festival go on-sale on August 1st, 2015. Visit http://www.seedfoodandwine.com for tickets and more information.

About the SEED Food & Wine Festival

Seed Food & Wine, is the first plant-based food and wine festival in the country. SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, while raising health awareness. Events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival and grand tasting featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. The Festival will gather some of the most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors for a fun, educational, sexy, hip – and most of all – delicious week of food, cocktails, film, parties, and events.More information on the Festival can be found at seedfoodandwine.com.

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The Urban Assault Ride Returns: Bicycle Obstacle Race Uses Beer, Bikes and Big Wheels to Teach Cyclists that Bikes are a Great Way to Get Around Town

Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) February 26, 2015

After a two-year hiatus, the much-loved Urban Assault Ride is relaunching in 5 cities. The celebration of beer, bikes and big wheels returns in 2015 kicking off the season in Denver on June 14, before moving on to Minneapolis (July 12), Des Moines (August 16), Austin (November 1), and Tucson (November 15).

Find out more at http://www.urbanassaultride.com

The Urban Assault Ride is the only bicycle obstacle event series in the nation. Its unique format, which is part bike ride, part obstacle race, and part scavenger hunt is part of the allure of the event, which has gained a cult-like following since its inaugural event in Austin in 2003. Teams of two plan their own route to checkpoints around town, tackling obstacles at each stop along the way. Obstacles include: adult big wheels, the ‘paper boy’ challenge, ‘human slingshot’, the ‘longboard launch’ and more. The first team to hit all the checkpoints, complete the obstacles, and cross the finish line wins. The UAR is followed by a huge after party with plenty of craft beer and legendary prize contest. This year, the winning duo takes home a pair of adult size big wheels from Huffy Slider, one of the event sponsors. Other sponsors include Keen, New Belgium, Osprey, and CLIF Bar.

While the event is big on fun, it was designed with the mission to promote bikes as a means of transportation. The Urban Assault Ride aims to provide cyclists with an adventurous opportunity to learn safe cycling routes around town. The motto is “grab your bike lock, instead of your car keys for short trips around town”. Past participants are excited when they realize they gained an increased knowledge of safe and efficient bike routes around their city during their Urban Assault Ride experience.

“We are super excited to bring back an event we are so passionate about,” explains Josh Kravetz, president of Adventure Fit, the company that produces the event. Our team lives and breathes adventure, beer, and bikes and this event brings it all home. We are creating a super fun experience that is getting more people on bikes more often. That’s long-lasting result that we can be really proud of.”

Each event will be capped at 2000 riders and registration is open at http://www.urbanassaultride.com.

About Adventure Fit

At Adventure Fit, we live for fun outdoor adventures. Our passion shows in our work through every event, team, and experience we create. Founded on the slogan “Come out and Play!”, Adventure Fit has produced some of the country’s most popular participatory sporting events, including the SHAPE Diva Dash and the Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Bike Rally. Our events are not only fun and unique, they also have a deeper goal: to open the eyes of our participants to a world of greater social and environmental responsibility. We partner exclusively with companies that have sustainable business practices and give back to non-profits around the country. For more information, visit http://www.adventurefit.com