Video & Pictures

Here's a few links to some short videos and pictures from a few alleycats Ryan and I have helped throw:

1. Video short from 06
2. Video short from 08

Oakland scrape picture pool on flickr:
Gallery 1

A Little History

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.