Alley Cat Racing, Bicycle, Events, Seattle

Resurrection V wrap up.

Saturday April 7th in the year of our Lord, two thousand and twelve, marked the 5th anniversary of the Resurrection Race. 67 folks came out to take part in what has become the kickoff alleycat race for the spring season in Seattle. Rob Kittelson, one of the organizers for the 2013 North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) took home first place, and with it, the amazing bag from our friends at Seagull– who have supported us in the last four years of the Resurrection. Thirteen women raced, with Marcy Sutton taking first place in the women’s category.

We wrapped up the race at Gasworks Park with a Cadbury Creme eating contest- Garth finishing a second before Koos- polishing off 5 eggs in 1:52. He took home $50 in cash. Josh proved that his time saving tactic of not peeling the foil off the egg was not the preferred method… Gross.

We also presented Ari with a new Raleigh Rush Hour Pro frameset after hers was destroyed in a hip-breaking crash a couple months back. A big thanks to Raleigh in the support of a fallen rider.

From there, it was time to BBQ some grub and gather round the fire enjoying adult beverages into the evening.

In this fifth year, I had the pleasure to once again work with some awesome people while planning the Resurrection. The same group (minus a couple very much missed folks) that started the whole darn thing 5 years ago. The Resurrection was the first race that we put together in Seattle under the name Emerald City Bike Bloc- and we’ve come together to make it happen each year. Though ECBB is defunct, The original crew: Bryan, Greg, Bubba, Iggy and Kerry are some of the raddest people I’ve met since living in this city. We still ride together and hang out on the regular, and I always look forward to coming together to make some magic happen each spring. We’ve learned a lot about making a race happen- and without them, it’s unlikely that GoMeansGo would exist.

I think that the success of this event in particular can be seen in the diversity of bikes that are ridden for the race. Full suspension mountain bikes, polo bikes, fixed gear bikes, carbon road bikes, single speeds, cyclocross bikes…. Riders from all backgrounds. It really does make me smile when I see a group like this come together. It’s really why this whole blog is even around. To encourage people to come together and share their enjoyment of riding on two wheels. That just makes me as happy as can be.

Thanks to the sponsors including Seagull Bags, The Kraken Bar, Lighthouse Roasters, Recycled Cycles and Emerald City Bicycles.

Also thanks to Neal- who put together a video from footage he took during the race. (If you are watching the video on the blog- you may realize that we’re a .org, not a .com- but that’s an easy mix up):

And here is the final standings from those that turned in manifests. Some just made a bike ride out of it, while others didn’t make it to all the checkpoints before they closed. Either way- I think all had a good time.

  1. Rob K
  2. Coomer
  3. Fred M
  4. Eric Cockadoodledoo Cockrell
  5. Greg Barnes (#48)
  6. Jason Kidd
  7. Matt Face (#60)
  8. Mike Duggan
  9. Max S (#11)
  10. Colin Northcraft
  11. Jake Ricker
  12. Archie
  13. Matt Espe
  14. Douglas
  15. Joshua Welch (#49)
  16. Marcy Sutton (1st women’s #38)
  17. Nick Franzen
  18. Paul (#50)
  19. Josh
  20. Neal Poland
  21. Matt Sipple
  22. Chris L
  23. Sean Sweeney (#33)
  24. Kat
  25. Russell (#2)
  26. Zach (#35)
  27. Anthony Positano
  28. Koos Kleven
  29. Scott Meola
  30. Justin
  31. Emily W
  32. Francis Li
  33. Christopher Mori (#18)
  34. Alan Z Chen (#17)
  35. Johan Waymore
  36. Matt (#29)
  37. Nick Gibson
  38. Tara Stewart
  39. Maile M
  40. Wade Schultz (#16)
  41. Annie Gillberg
  42. Marshall Kirkpatrick
  43. Naomi Salinas
  44. Mike Burlin
  45. Randy Leslein
  46. Heather W
  47. Mathew C
  48. Buttercup (honorable mention for largest cross)
  49. Willie Maddox
  50. Alex Marple
  51. Lisa Marie Woodward
  52. Svetoslav Voler
  53. Jinna Lei
  54. Daniel Perelman
  55. Andrea Francke

I put some of the photos up on the Flickr HERE. If you have any you’d like to share, please feel free to leave a link in the comments.

Thanks to all the volunteers, racers and all the others that helped made this possible. We’ll see you for Resurrection VI next year- and in the mean time, get ready for a summer full of events- like the Tour de Watertower and the 9 to 5 Scavenger Hunt!


  • Neal (fatguyonabike)

    April 9, 2012

    Rad ride! Met some cool people and saw some other cool folks I hadn’t seen in a while. Always glad to don the helmet cam for the races!

  • Neal (fatguyonabike)

    April 9, 2012

    Sorry about the .org/.com mixup. I can fix that.

  • rschuetze

    April 9, 2012

    No sweat on the .org/com thing. Thanks again for the video!

  • Eric Cockrell

    April 9, 2012

    Woah, woah woah guys – it’s Cockrell, not Cockerell. Simmer down.

  • rschuetze

    April 9, 2012

    Fixed Eric. Thanks for the heads up. We gotta get our facts straight.

  • Prof Dave

    April 12, 2012

    I took my manifest home as a souvenir, but I did finish! I think I woulda been in the high 30s; I know I’d been there a while when Buttercup made his heroic entrance. Cheers!

  • rschuetze

    April 12, 2012

    I noticed that there were far less Point83 manifests in the final pile than there were racing.

  • Marcy Sutton

    April 30, 2012

    That was such a fun day! Thanks again for hosting.

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