Oakland’s very own alleycat

on June 9, 2009

radmassThe same folks that brought you the Oakland Scrape alleycat last year are putting together the Rad Massaker alleycat this Sunday. The race will be throughout Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and Albany and will “finish bbq style.” It’s ten bucks and all proceeds go to the local non-profit-Cycles of Change.

For those of you who don’t know, “alleycats” are free-for-all, unsanctioned bike races without a set course. Bikers are given a list of checkpoints spread across a city and they have to figure out the best route to get to each destination and the finish point. Bike messengers originally invented alleycats; so, knowing the lay of the land is far more important than physical endurance.

Specs: Sunday, June 14, 12PM registration at Mosswood Park in Oakland, 1PM start. For more information check out the Rad Massaker blogspot here.

See you there!

A couple photos from last year’s Oakland Scrape, courtesy of Blake Vonknopka:

Loads of folks

Loads of folks

There were even scrapper bikes there!

There were even scraper bikes there!

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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