Friday, October 7, 2011

Cranksgiving Day Alleycat Madness


via Jeff @ Capital City Cycles

There’s gonna be an alleycat race on Saturday, October 8, to celebrate Thanksgiving (and all it’s colonial wonder). This Thanksgiving, instead of raping and pillaging, we’re giving and loving! We’re meeting up at Capital City Cycles at 6:30pm on Saturday, and the race starts at 6:45pm.



Here is the idea behind the race: the checkpoints consist of several grocery stores (small and large). At said stores you’ll be required to pick up a non-perishable food item (for the food bank) and keep the receipt as proof that you hit the right spot. There is no entry fee, and there will be time bonuses if you hit extra grocery stores and get more food. There will be a car at the finish to drop all the foods in.

This race is open to absolutely anyone, and while points will be given out to the riders who are part of the race series, I totally encourage anyone and everyone with a bicycle to come out, ride the route and have fun.

Of course you’ll want to bring a bag, a lock and some lights.

UPDATE:

Our friends over at Shine Cafe have generously donated some yummy prizes to the cause!

There will be 9 check points during the race on Saturday night.
I would not normally post the finishing spot, but because this is all just for fun and a good cause; the finish line is at the Fernwood Community Centre at the polo court.

Don’t forget, 6:30 start at the shop, bring a bag, some cash, a lock and whatever else you need to make yourself feel safe.