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Go Means Go primary goal is to produce bike events in the Pacific Northwest- especially Seattle.

Advocacy, Alaska, Bicycle, Events, GO MEANS GO events, Portland, Seattle, Washington

New Calendar

Have a bike event coming up?  Seattle, or the rest of Washington?  Oregon? Alaska? Anywhere else?  We want to help get the word out.  Let us help you put your event on blast.  Email us with the info and we’ll get it up.

Right now I see a lot of CX going on in Oregon, and Washingon- what you got? Tweed ride?- Got it.

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Alley Cat Racing, Events, GO MEANS GO events, Seattle

TdW Registration Now Open!

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The Tour de Watertower uses a staggered start, with one racer leaving every two minutes. If you’d like to get your start assigned ahead of time, you can pre-register here. You will receive your assigned time within 24 hours. If you do NOT pre-register, that’s fine, too. Just show up before we start releasing racers so we can assign your time before we’re occupied getting riders out the gate on time.

Tour de Watertower 2013 Pre-Registration





Alley Cat Racing, Bicycle Racing, Events, GO MEANS GO events, Races, Ride Your Bike, Seattle

Tour de Watertower 2013: Course Route

Race day is Sunday, August 25th. Registration is $8 and can be done online here: TdW Preregistration. The first racer will be scheduled out the gate at 1:30pm. Please plan to be at the start at least 10 minutes before your scheduled race time to insure you can be checked in and staged. You can still register in person on race day, but you will be given a slot after all the preregistered racers. If you want to secure an earlier race time be sure and preregister. Preregistration ends at 11:59pm, Thursday, August 22nd.

And here is the part you’ve been waiting for. Plan and RIDE your route before the race if at all possible. A well planned and executed route will make all the difference on race day.

Tour de Watertower 2013 course route:

  • START – Cool Guy Park – along the trail starting at Lakeview Blvd E & Belmont Ave E
  • Maple Leaf – Roosevelt Way NE and NE 86th st.
  • Queen Anne Lee St. @ Warren Ave N
  • Magnolia – 38th Ave. W between Dravus and Prosper Across from 3218 38th Ave. W.
  • West Seattle – SW Charlestown St. & 39th Ave SW
  • High Point – 35th Ave SW & SW Myrtle St
  • Woodland Park – Phinney Ave. N. between N. 53rd st & N 54th St.
  • Volunteer Park – Volunteer Park Road, near entrance at E Prospect St.
  • FINISH – Victory Lounge – 433 Eastlake Avenue E. First round is on me.

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Don’t want to race but feel like hanging out? Come by the start, or head over to Victory Lounge at 3pm to start checking out who’s in the lead as the riders come in and times are posted. We will also need some volunteers to keep our riders honest and keep things running smoothly, so if you’re interested please get in touch, your help is always appreciated. Victory will be providing two dollar beers and three dollar shots for all, as well a full menu of dogs for all. We will be listing all finish times live and large as we did last year.

Alley Cat Racing, Events, GO MEANS GO events, Seattle

Tonight: Tour de Watertower Course Announcement @ Linda’s

Come join us Tonight, Tuesday August 6th, 7pm at Linda’s Tavern in the back patio area for some cold beers. We will be announcing the course for this years Tour de Watertower. 2013 marks the 5th year of this hellish race, a guerrilla time trial to the highest points in the city. We wont be announcing the course online until the following Friday morning, so come get a sneak peak and start planning your route now. Planning a good route is essential to doing well in the race!

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Tour de Watertower 2013 will be taking place on Sunday August 25th. Register early to secure your starting time. Registration opens in person at the announcement party and online the following Friday.

*****Tour de Watertower 2013 Course Route now posted online HERE.*****

Events, GO MEANS GO events, Seattle

Nine to Five 2013 – Recap and Results

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  • The riders of Nine to Five 2013
  • Checking in riders and passing out t-shirts
  • Taking over one side of Kite Hill at Gasworks
  • Just some of the food required to feed the masses at Nine to Five
  • Signing off lists for points at Ly's Donuts
  • Overlooking the city waiting for breakfast at Gasworks
  • Team Ransacked Dignity, 2013's winners

Another year, another Nine to Five! With over 100 registrants, our riders took to the streets at sunset on one of the longest nights of the year, in search of odd items and photo-ops all over our awesome city, and they came through finding everything from photobooth pictures to videos of coordinated dances to growlers filled with sand.

This was the second year we ran a three list race, with a new list being released at each stop throughout the night. this years’ lists were focused more in town, resulting on lots of familiar faces on the streets all night long.

We lucked out with great weather all night, with clouds keeping us warm all night with only a few drops in the early morning. And the end of the night, it was team Ransacked Diginity that took home the win, edging out the second place Team Garth by a small margin.

Results

 

Team Points
Ransacked Dignity 343
GARTH 328
Team OXXO 276.5
Team Rocket 265
Team T-Kex 255
Team Snacccs Handa 241
Team ANUSTART 226
Team Disco Lights 205.5
Ill Eagles 200
Team Penis Straws 191
Team Mellons 187
Team Adventure Time 180
Lee & Crew 177
It’s Only Awkward If You Make It 174
Team Tutu 173
Team: Brogues 168
Team Glittery Weiner 157.5
Team Portland 128
The Episcopal Hiking Club 121

 

Thanks so much to all the participants! Our turnout went beyond our initial t-shirt order, so if you did not receive a t-shirt, please email me to be sure I have you on my list for the next order. I will be emailing the folks who signed up at the event in the next day or two. If you do not receive an email by 7/16, please get in touch!

Alley Cat Racing, Events, GO MEANS GO events, Races, Seattle

This Saturday: Resurrection VI

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with awesome prizes from our incredible sponsors:

Seagull Bags | Recycled Cycles | Art Core | Swrve | Bombus Bikes | Peddler Brewing | Emerald City Bicycles | Sugar Bakery | All Hail the Black Market

Five years ago, a group of us starting planning our first bike race together, scheduled for the day before Easter and called the Resurrection. That group took the name of the Emerald City Bike Bloc, and many of the members still in Seattle are still an active part of the Go Means Go family. We’re excited to be entering our sixth year throwing bike events in Seattle, and proud to still be a part of the Resurrection!

The Resurrection challenges riders of all types and skill levels to come show off their knowledge of the city (or just have a good time). At the start you will receive a list of stops at which you will be asked to do various tasks in whichever order you like before hitting the afterparty / finish line. Bring $6 to Cal Anderson to register. Registration starts at 2pm. Racers are set loose at 3pm sharp.  Bring a pen, a lock, a bag and don’t forget to wear your helmet.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP on the Facebook HERE if you do that sort of thing.

Birthdays, Events, GO MEANS GO events, Seattle

Pedal Party!

Another year of the Seattle Bike Expo means another year of the Pedal Party- our fourth year running.

Thanks to our sponsors this year- Raleigh and Portland Design Works!

This year is going to benefit the organization of the North American Cycle Courier Championships which take place in Seattle this July.

  • It’s a 21+ event & free to attend.  
  • We’ll be partying at the Belltown Underground (2407 1st Ave in Belltown)
  • Door are at 8pm
  • There will be DJ’s for dancing and merry making.
  • There will be 2 person mini-bike relay races (with a special “Wheelers and Dealers” category for shop employees and industry folks, as well as a category for the rest of us)

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