This Saturday the 27th, Messman is throwing his time-honored event, Messman’s Messquerade. Get a gang together with themed costumes and attend the best Halloween bicycle history has ever seen. Plus, you get a hoodie upon entry!
Go to messmannsmessquerade.net for more.
This double feature event is happening the 7th & 8th. Rob K will be hosting the 5th Rebel Without a Cog race, and is introducing an all female single speed event, The Vagina Monocogs, at the same time. To clarify, there will be events on both days (Friday the 7th & Saturday the 8th) for both male and female competitors. Winners will get paid travel to the Westside Invite in Los Angeles. Sounds like a good time for both genders.
Our homie Sean of TakeoverLA is throwing his annual L.O.G. race. Be there for the brutality!
Facebook event page here.
Some of the Seattle messengers are so excited for the premium rush movie that they are throwing a race to the movie theater. It is another Seattle Naccc fundraiser which is coming up in 2013, so be there and support.
I cannot wait to see Lucas Brunelle’s decade long masterpiece. If you don’t know, now you know. Check out LucasBrunelle.com!
Here is a photo I snapped a few years ago after an alleycat in NYC. Lucas Brunelle and his infamous helmet cam.
Dug up from my Flickr
Neal Poland of Alleycatlife.com showed up for the ZLOGCAT eager to race and also eager to capture the action with his helmet cam. He’s posted the vid up on his site and shared these photos with me. Check it!
The day started off typical of Seattle with gray skies and a 50% chance of rain. It seemed like the rain could start at any moment, but luckily it held out until the race got underway. 16 racers showed up, which was more than I could’ve hoped for considering the looming threat of a rain storm. If rain held anyone back in this city nothing would ever get done. The race took off around 2:15 and shortly after 3:15 the first couple of riders had already finished the 17 mile course. Bryan Clark better known as Tall Bryan was the first to arrive with Christian Coomer a few minutes behind. Justin Phillips and Colin Northcraft showed up in 3rd and 4th. Around 4:00 all the racers had finished and sat relaxed at Piranha Shop gallery space as we prepared for the raffle. We gave prizes away from Leader Bikes, Rudy’s Barbershop, Boombotix, FSA & POW Gloves. Mission Workshop provided the top prize which went to Tall Bryan. Christian took home the Chrome Coveted jersey for coming in first fixed. When the prized had been divvied out, we finished the afternoon with a special pre-screening of Sea Town Fix Up #3, the latest ZLOG video in the saga. Overall, it was a great day with good people, and everyone was adequately intoxicated by 6pm. A huge thanks to Piranha Shop and those who participated, and especially to those who helped out. I hope to throw another race really soon!
With the race quickly approaching I thought I would good to give people another reminder to come out to Saturday’s ZLOGCAT alleycat and party. We have a lot of awesome sponsors on board and those who come out and race will not leave empty handed. Each person to register for the race will get a ZLOGCAT tee and they will also be available to purchase at the after party (while supplies last). Once the race finishes up, the party at Piranha Shop will begin, where the prize giveaway and raffle will happen. Take a look below to see what kind of swag we’ve got to give away.
This Mission Workshop Vandal backpack is the top prize and will go to the fastest cat.
Boombotix hooked it up with a pair of their portable BoomBot speakers which can clip onto a belt and blast some serious sound.
Also, Chrome is sending a last minute prize for the winner, the Chrome Coveted jersey. The only way you can obtain a Coveted jersey is to win it.
I hope to see everyone there.
This flier is so good! If you can make it to Italy on July 6th you should definitely check out this alleycat! More info here
Saturday the 30th ZLOG will be hosting an alleycat race and party in celebration of our 4 year anniversary. It seems like I started this blog just yesterday, but so much has changed in the bike word within those past 4 years. I am proud to be a part of such a supportive bike community. Thanks to everyone who has contributed and followed us along the way!
The race will start at 2:00 at Cal Anderson. $15 gets you race entry, a tee shirt, and a delicious Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. The after party will be held at PIRANHA SHOP promptly after all racers finish, where there will be an awards ceremony, a raffle, a screening of some bike videos. Prizes for first fixed & first road. Also, be sure to wear your ZLOG gear because there will be a special prize for the person who reps the most!
Find the Facebook Event page here
I decided to race in the Stairmaster 6000 alleycat on Saturday and took photos along the way. Congrats to Mike Duggan who took home the 1st place Mr. Goldencalves trophy!
The next race is on April 20th! 420 race Come out!
The race consisted of 12 checkpoints and each one was at a gigantic stair set. Participants needed to keep track of each step the went up or down along the way to get the maximum amount of points.
The Stairmaster 6000 race is quickly approaching this Saturday the 31st. It will be a grueling challenge of man and bike versus stairs. This is another race to benefit the 2013 NACCC in Seattle, so be there and show your suppoort. Check out the Facebook page for this race and also the 2013 NACCCs.
Read on for more details.
Congrats to Christian Coomer (of PedalRoom fame) who took first in the Alleycat on Friday. Despite rain and the fire department threatening to shut down the after party, I would say it was an overall success. 15 racers made it out including the infamous Craig Etheridge (who took 3rd). Future Tense also popped off during the race, which was a checkpoint where we forced each person to “do a trick”.
The next NACCC benefit race is March 31st and involves lots of stairs. Come out and show your support! Check the facebook event page here.
Keep up with all of the happenings at the SEA NACCC website.
The cat is out of the bag! The North American Cycle Courier Championships are coming to Seattle in 2013. We have already started planning some events to raise funds, and here is the first one. Get ready!
We will be updating the site as we go. Check out www.sea-naccc-2013.com
Alley cat 7:30 starting at The In.
Bands starting at 9 pm!
Junk Drawer Vibrator
I saw this manifest from the sixpack alleycat which took place in Puerto Rico and I had to share.
I hear he was smashing things up down in Austin (Seattle reppin!). Anyone have the final results?
Friday the 23rd (that’s tomorrow) be sure to check out this alleycat. Starts at Cool Guy Park a.k.a. Hobo Murder Slope.
This is the first Slovenian alleycat. Via the first Slovenian blog Muslauf. Get familiar, it is a good blog. Add it to your RSS! I think this may have already happened, but I dig the flier and look forward to seeing results from Slovenia’s first ever alleycat.
mash hard on 9.9.11 at mobius. the core whore is a messenger emulation race. roll the die until we call time. on your own with lady luck. 6pm registration $10
The Polka Dot Rocker:
Date: July 16th, 2011
Time: 12pm Registration at Schooner Exact
The Polka Dot Rocker is a 3-4 hour points race up all of your favorite hills around Seattle. There will be whiskey involved. It starts at noon for a few beers at Schooner Exact and ends with a party at the Summit Pub with drink specials and a viewing of that days TDF stage. We’ve got a really fun course lined up and tons of prizes.
There’ll be a men’s, women’s, SS, and Joker category. The first 30 folks to sign up day of the race will get a “custom” Stanley flask.
Raleigh, Stanley, OR, Dank, Schooner Exact, Phil Wood, Chrome, Second Ascent, Red Star, Dry Fly, Nuun, Knog, Donkelope, 2020, and the Summit!
We’re bringing back the Rocker, you better get ready.
Rob put this bike-eye-view video together of the Alleycat that went down at the West Coast Unvitational in Vancouver, Canada. It’s pretty interesting to see how a road bike maneuvers through traffic.
Notice at the end it says the West Coast Unvitational will be in Seattle next year. I will make damn sure there is a sick trick competition to go along with it, so start planning a trip to the North West.
Check Rob’s race that is coming up on the 24th and 25th – Rebel Without a Cog.
Here is a promo trailer for the upcoming Rebel Without a Cog alleycat that will take place here in Seattle on June 24th and 25th. It looks like it will be a fun weekend!
Check more at Rebelwithoutacog.com
Looks like the Mash race was killer! Hope some fast dudes took home some Zlog prizes.
Congrats Young Ted for first and Coomer for first fixed.
Photos by Bryan Clark (more here)
Go Means Go just posted the results and wrap up of the Resurrection alleycat that went down in Seattle a couple weeks ago.
1. Young Ted
2. Eric Cockrell
3. Matt Beers
4. Greg Barnes
6. Christian Coomer (First Fixed Gear)
7. Kevin Septor
8. Sean Marsh
9. Fred Marshall
10. Andre Ramseur
11. Alex K. (First Woman)
13. Sean Sweeny
14. Pete B.
15. Ali Masterson
16. Rachel Green
18. Byron Go
19. Jake Ricker
20. Aaron Short
21. Josh Splatts
22. Charlie Clay
23. Matt T.
24. Johan W.
26. Randy Haugland
27. Nick K.
29. Mark K.
30. Koos Kleven
36. Ben P.
37. Robin N. (DFL)
Head over to Go Means Go for the full report!
Photo by Eric the Beard (more here)