If you live in China and love fixies, or any bike, well there is a big event coming up in Shanghai. Thanks to Tyler from People’s Bike we got the following info:
“The time has come for Shanghai to rise up and host an Alleycat Race . . And that time is NOW ! People’s Bike is proud to present the 1st ever Shanghai Alleycat Race !!
As with any race, the Shanghai Alleycat wants to promote a fun and competitive opportunity for cyclists throughout China and neighboring countries to come together. Previous Alleycat races have had a strong fixed gear presence, but the Shanghai Alleycat Race will break those barriers and invite anyone with a bike and an interest to join the race.”
The Race and Prizes:
The focus of this event is the Alleycat race, but we will be hosting a ton of side competitions and parties.
How it works- This is an “everyman for himself” race. If you get hurt you can call us and we can try and help, but for the most part you are on your own.
One week before the race we will announce a number of shops that will act as “check points” which will have stamps. Each racer will be given a card to get stamped.
It’s pretty simple and there are only two rules :
1. Wear a helmet (because it’s the smart thing to do)
2. The first person back to the start of the race with all of the chops wins.
We have some AWESOME prizes lined up! Bikes, frames, shoes, shirts, parts…. The list goes on. But let’s face it it’s all about the bragging rights.
We will have a number of different prize categories (we’re working on that now) but here are the basic positions to win:
1. Overall best time
2. Fastest fixie
3. Fastest non-local
4. Fastest chick
We will also have some awesome prizes for stuff like:
1. Coolest bike
2. Longest skid
3. Longest track stand
4. Best bike polo team