Race to Raise – 2LapJam
The “2LapJam” was created back in the summer of 2012 as a way to end the smack talk between friends. It quickly grew in popularity, and since has morphed into a dynamic charity event we like to dub the “Race to Raise.” Unlike a traditional Alleycat, our race is different in that it is an unsanctioned race in Central Park (with an occasional twist in Prospect Park, Brooklyn). We take the traffic out, and turn it into 2 quick loops, with a twist!
January 31st will be our next and 9th race. We have been throwing these events since August 2012. In just this time we have been able to get between 60-80 track and single speed bike riders of all ages to each of our events. To date, we have had over 200 people race our event, and individuals are turning up from Washington, DC and Boston! A few of our more notable events have been raising $500 for Recycle-A-Bicycle a local non-profit that works with NYC public school students in the areas of health and bike mechanics, close to 50 racers coming out in the freezing rain to race and bring over two cars full of toy donations for Toys for Tots, and over 70 racers coming out to raise $900 to support an injured cyclist. Since the beginning of our events, we have raised over $4000 in donations!
Come “Race to Raise” at the next 2LapJam, this January 31st @ 10PM at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park and help us help others in our cycling community!
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