Though the dark, gray days may not yet be over, life finds a way to light up our path towards a brighter, warmer future in the way of flowers. Rejoice! Spring is upon us! And what better way to celebrate than with a bike ride? Bike Works will be hosting its first official alleycat style bike race “Tour de Fleurs.”
What is an alleycat?
An alleycat is a bike race modeled after a day in the life of a bike messenger; the route will be kept secret until the day of, and take place on city streets amongst traffic. There is no set route, and it is up to the rider to navigate their own path from checkpoint to checkpoint. In addition to the urban asphalt, there will be numerous dirt/gravel options to increase stoke and help connect you to the great provider of flowers and life, Mother Earth.
We recognize that all sorts of people of varying abilities ride bicycles. The one thing we all have in common is that we find cycling fun. So we’ve planned the ride to celebrate and encourage fun with a wide array of jovial checkpoints and challenges based on non-bike related talent and luck. Prizes given for mini-game challenges, best dressed, fastest, slowest, etc. Food and drink will be provided.
Meet & Register: 2 PM at the Bike Works Bike Shop. Proceeds will support our friends & neighbors at Nurturing Roots on Beacon Hill.
Ride: Starts at 3 PM SHARP. Two route choices – 13ish miles and 17ish miles with a 2 hour limit (choose your ride length below). After that, folks should head back to Bike Works. Rain or shine!
Celebrate: 5 – 6 PM at Bike Works for food, drinks, and awards
Bring: Mask, helmet, water bottle, lights, bike lock (limited bike parking available on site). In an effort to help us reduce waste, please consider bringing a resuable cup/mug. We’ll have food to share but please feel free to bring snacks to accommodate your dietary needs.
Optional Dress Code: Floral Spring Awakening