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Kids invited to take part in Draft Handoff event Tuesday

Bike kids invited to join #PedalToTheDraft as bike caravan arrives at Lambeau Field

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The Green Bay Packers are reminding local families that kids are invited to take part in Tuesday's ceremonial Draft Handoff, which will mark the start of the official countdown to the 2025 NFL Draft.

Kids are asked to wear Packers gear and be in position with their bikes at the Armed Forces Drive entrance to Ray Nitschke Field at 6 p.m. Once the #PedalToTheDraft bicycle caravan coming from Milwaukee arrives, carrying the NFL Draft Handoff football, the kids will follow on bikes as the group rides across the street, through the parking lot and into the Lambeau Field Atrium through the Miller Lite Gate.

The group will ride into the Atrium and join other members of the public to view the conclusion of the "handoff" and the unveiling of the 2025 NFL Draft Countdown Clock at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday's event will begin with the arrival of the Draft Handoff-themed football from Michigan via the Lake Express Ferry in Milwaukee at 11:45 a.m. After brief remarks from Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and NFL and state officials, a small group of bicyclists, consisting of riders from the Packers, Travel Wisconsin, Wisconsin Bike Fed and Green Bay-area bike shops and bicycle advocates, will depart on the Pedal to the Draft to Green Bay. The bicyclists will pass by and make brief stops at several prominent locations on the way, highlighting the bikeability of Wisconsin through its beautiful trails and roadways.

Fans are encouraged to follow Packers social media and packers.com to track the progress of #PedalToTheDraft as the bicyclists make their way to Green Bay.

The 2025 NFL Draft, set for April 24-26, 2025, is projected to attract approximately 250,000 attendees over the course of the three-day event and have an economic impact of $94 million in Wisconsin, including approximately $20 million in the Green Bay area.

For more information about Tuesday's event, please visit packers.com/news/nfl-draft-handoff-from-michigan-to-wisconsin-set-for-may-14-2024.

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