Race To The Mammoth 2 is coming up on May 11th, a race between San Francisco and Pescadero CA with camping and ample hanging out time at the end. There’s even a bag drop, so you don’t have to haul your camping gear along for the 50-60 mile race. See more at racetothemammoth.blogspot.com
This event is designed to civically engage riders more than the average alleycat. That said, there’s still the chance to enter pure beast-mode; mashing the whole damned thing. It should be exciting and informative. And for all that the written word gives us, we wanna give back: all event proceeds will benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with students ages 6–18 in developing their creative and expository writing skills, and to working with teachers to inspire their students to write.
Bicycle commuter MJai was injured in a hit-and-run collission just blocks from the Urban Velo office on March 13, on the very street that I’ve lived on for nearly a decade. The collision put MJai in the hospital with a broken femur, no insurance and a lot of medical bills. Enjoy music, food, fancy coffee drinks and a silent art auction on Thursday, April 25th at The Roboto Project and help offset MJai’s ongoing medical and living expenses.
We will begin our esquire expedition at the fountain in Mall A (Downtown behind the library) at 3pm on the afternoon of Saturday, April 27. Our jolly jaunt will have a tea stop then conclude at Nano Brew, one of West 25th Street’s newest editions, and fittingly, a bar that pays proper homage to the bicycle.
This is a free event. We have some great sponsors that have donated some terrific products that will be awarded to the lucky ones.
prizes awarded for:
• most dapper (male)
• most snazziest (female)
• best moustache
• most prized steed
Matt Ruscigno, of True Love Health, is keeping the amateur “race” tradition he started back in 2006 alive. On April 28th, he will be again hosting the Feel My Legs, I’m A Racer group ride around the hills of Los Angeles. The ride is based on the Dirty Dozen in the Urban Velo hometown, following the pattern of a group ride to each hill where the race to the top begins, points being awarded 5 deep. In true DIY ethics, the race costs nothing and prizes are…non-existent! This is a ride for the sake of riding, though Ruscigno might have some pancakes on hand at the end if you’re lucky.
As described on the event site:
Yes- fun, rain, shine, any bike, water, snacks, tube, tools, stokedness, riding just to finish, riding for points, waiting at top of each hill
No- bad attitudes, entitlement, car support, jock mentality, entry fee, prizes
Check the facebook page here.