So if you had a good time or you got a prize or food or you're able to, please donate a few more bones to :
Cycles of Change
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Upload and share your pics with us on the Flickr Rad Massaker Photo Pool
Cant wait to see everyone today.
I'll be looking forward to seeing destroyed faces at the finish.
About the name:
I couldn't think of a name for the race so I emailed a friend in Zurich Switzerland
I said hey ONDI what s cool name in German for a very long and hard bike race.
He emailed back with a few choices and came up with Rad-Massaker meaning Bike Massacre in German
So dont let a little rain stop you from having fun.
Its not going to rain anyways!
We have tons of cool prizes from all of this years awesome sponsors.
Tires,Hubs,Helmets,Locks,Bags,Lights,Gloves,Bars,Videos,Socks,Hats,Belts,Blocks,Gels,& A crap ton of t-shirts!
The RM shirts look great & the spoke cards are a smash hit!
See Ya Sunday.
The FINISH is Willard Park in Berkeley.
Please tell friends to join you in the park for the After Party.
We'll be BBQin with a few webbers 4Qin and coolers full of Monster and other assorted drinks.
Please bring chips,meat for the grill,salads,cup cakes or whatever else you'd like to eat after a day on the bike.
About the race:
Its under 50 miles if you don't get lost.
Obey all traffic laws,Its not worth the ticket or a broken leg.
There will be tons and tons of open road to make up time so dont worry.
Wear a helmet please.
See you sunday
Mosswood Park Oakland CA. MAP
Start Time 1:00
Fee - 10$
Limited # of race shirts for 1st 200 entries
Good idea to bring these things but not required:
- Water, tube, pump, bars or gels, $$$ for after party BBQ food
- Finish will be by a local Supermarket for Chocolate milk and Cheeseburger fixin's
- All bikes are welcome. Fixed riders will get top honors
- Don't worry geared riders will get their share of prizes and awards
- Please come and do the route with friends, You don't have to race to have a good time!
- It will be long
- There will be hills but not too many
- Bring a map of the east bay that includes Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, Albany...
- WEAR A HELMET!
Following on the success of the 2006 & 08 Oakland Scrape Alleycat Races (Oakland Scrape Myspace), which raised over $3000 for the San Francisco Bike Messenger Association's Broken Bones Fund, Ryan & I have decided to put together another race, because a. Cycles of Change is a a worthy charity doing great things for the community, and b. last year's race was off the hook!
The Rad-Massaker is an “Alleycat” style race in which participants are given a list of checkpoints spread across the city at the start and must determine the best route on their own as opposed to following a set course. Originated by bike messengers in the 1980's, alleycats are meant to simulate the types of daily challenges they faced on the job.
This year we are seeking sponsors from the cycling community and beyond for donations of either cash, to cover our costs, or product to be given out as awards at the end of the race. All sponsors will have their names prominently featured on a flier which will be placed at bike shops all around the Bay Area. If you provide one, we are also happy to hang a sponsor's banner at the finish area after-party as we did last year. There's a good chance we will produce a limited t-shirt with sponsors on back! Location of this years race is under wraps as is the finish.