From the facebook event page:
Calling All Cyclists! Bike To China is happy to announce the Spring Dash Albany Alley Cat event. The event will take place on Saturday, April 9th at the Albany Corning Preserve’s Amphitheater. Registration will begin at 9am and the event will kick off at 10am sharp. $5 entry fee. Don’t be late! All proceeds will go to charity. There will be good incentives for larger donations that are listed below and tax deductable. Helmets will be required and funny costumes permitted. Also, to steer away from competition there will be one awesome DFL prize.
ENTRY + SPOKE CARD
ENTRY + SPOKE CARD + BIKE SHWAG
ENTRY + SPOKE CARD + BIKE SHWAG + 1/2 OFF FULL SERVICE @BROADWAY BICYCLE Co.
Although I have to express my absolute disdain for “required donations”, it’s for a good cause, and I’m pumped to get out on the bike. It does support a good cause and you get to see who’s been riding the most this winter!
This Sunday in Burlington, Vermont is the 3rd annual Great Turkey Chase. It’s a Food Drive / Alley Cat open to all bikes, with prizes for different categories and the ever popular turkey bonus prize from Bear Grylls survival knife. For more info, check out the event page on fbook.
Details for my favorite race of the year have been posted on the Monstertrack Website.
There’s going to be tons of people racing this year and there will definitely be a few guys from Albany heading down.
Here is the video from last year, Schil filming, and Gavin and I riding with a bunch of NYC dudes.
Also, check out my Monstertrack X Racer Profile from last year, courtesey of Michael Green of BikeBlogNYC.
Awesome to see this kind of coverage over an illicit, illegal event. For those who don’t know, in this race, the racers pick up groceries at various grocery stores and at then end of the race all of it gets donated to charity. They raised a ton of food for charity, and the manifest and layout of their race is second to none. I’m super bummed I missed the Albany Cranksgiving, it’s my favorite race of the year. Here was their manifest:
Read the whole article on the NYTimes website, or by clicking the above image.
…is around the corner! My favorite race of the year! This Saturday, the 21st.
Bring money. You go around to various grocery stores and purchase food, which all gets donated to the Homeless Action Committee.
Just got a few more details:
i can’t give away too many details other than the course has been set and includes many of the available short/steep climbs around hudson, and that there are numerous check points throughout to keep it fun and exciting. registration is at four and race begins at five. it’s a points race, and points are awarded according to completion of tasks at each cp, as well as points for place finish, and for those who wear costumes and a helmet. bring a backpack, lock, and light. although it will still be light during most of the race, there is one section that is not well lit and later in the course, which might make it hard to see. besides, cars like lights, too.hudson boat launch is located at the end of warren street, take a left on s. front, then a quick right over the train bridge, across from allen st./halfmoon saloon.
Hello, I;m one of the co-conspirators for this event. It’s going to be aprox. 9 miles, Two decent hills, we are trying to include the casuale rider from around town as well as the more committed racer. hopefully we can get you cat’s interested in future events because I know we can kick your ass
So…I guess this means we’ve been officially challenged? It’s the day before the Saratoga Cross Race, so you can get your last minute training ride in.
From a somewhat random Craigslist ad:
To be held on Saturday this 24th day of October in Hudson, NY.
Registration at 4 o’clock past noon, race to ensue at FIVE.
Arrive in the character of another for extra points.
Bring backpack, lock, and light…..
Additional points awarded for protective gear upon thy head.
For info and directions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds to benefit bicycle safety and awareness throughout this community.
Prizes and beer.
I’ve emailed for more info, which I’ll post when I get it!
Wow I’m super stoked on this.
From the event listing on fbook:
A Burlington Alley Cat race from the people who brought you the “Great Turkey Chase”
Some details still getting worked out, just saving the date and getting the word out right now.
the race will be point to point with about a dozen checkpoints/photo locations. everybody needs to bring a digital camera (cell phone will work as well) to document each spot with a self portrait and a landmark shot.
aside from the locations, there will be other things than can be shot along the way for bonus prizes and time bonuses.
at the end, I’ll collect as many photos as I can from all the cameras to do a slide show at the afterparty. bonus prize for best photo as well.
So, who else is going?!
First Lake George Alleycat! Sounds awesome even though I’ve only been there once so my navigating skills will be piss poor. Oh well, see you suckers there!