Get weird on your bike this weekend! I’ve been digging this tune and video from Courtney Barnett, check it out.
Bill Nye rides the solar system in 2.5 miles and gets super heated about Pluto. Start at 3:45 for the short version. I’m going to bring this up with him next time I see him at Green Lake. Also THIS.
This Saturday October 26th, come out for Messmann’s Messquarade. A group scavenger hunt on bikes. Come with a team or join forces at registration. $5 per rider, no more than 6 riders per team.
Registration will be at Shorties: 2222 2nd Ave starting at 5pm, the team scavenger hunt will start at 6pm. The end of the scavenger hunt will be at the Twilight Exit: 2514 E Cherry after 8pm. If you can’t make it to the hunt come down to the Twilight Exit after 8pm and join the after party. As always prizes for the fastest, best costume, DFL and more.
RSVP and more information here: Messmann’s Messquarade 2013
If the depth of the mud hadn’t already given it away, I’d be telling you cyclocross season is in full swing! Here are a couple photos Taylor Sizemore snapped for Shred Club at last Sunday’s Lake Sammamish GP, the second race in this years MFG Cyclocross Series.
Despite what it may have looked like to some, it was a good day to be on a bike.
It is hard to believe its already September, summer has been flying by. While I always hate to see summer go cyclocross gives me something to look forward to in the fall before we plunge into the long dark and wet days of winter in the PNW. MFG Cyclocross is kicking off the 2013 cross season with Kick Off Cross @ Big Finn Hill Park this Sunday September 8th. If you’ve never raced cross before, they have a beginners category (10:20am) to get your feet wet and your helmet muddy for the first time.
Cyclocross is extremely spectator friendly. Watching a cross race is almost as much fun as racing (minus the sweat, blood & tears). There are a lot of prime spots to watch the action, races are going on all day from 9:30am – 3pm and fans often interact with the racers (I wonder if there will be free wieners like last year…) Big Finn Hill Park is just a short bike ride from Seattle, the majority of which is along the Burke Gilman Trail (Map Here). So grab some friends, go for a ride and come watch the action.
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.
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.
And go for a ride! I hope you all can get out there on two wheels!