Alleycat Bike Racing: Major Events

With the number of urban cyclists surging, more and more riders are taking part in alleycats, informal races inspired by the routines of working bike messengers. Here’s what you need to know before taking your steed to the starting line

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Hundreds of alleycats are held each year in the U.S. and beyond. Most are small, grass-roots events promoted only by word of mouth and social media. These races below represent a few of the larger alleycats around the nation.

North American Cycle Courier Championships (July, Seattle)

All City Championships (August, Minneapolis)

Westside Invite (November, Los Angeles)

Stupor Bowl (February, Minneapolis)

MonsterTrack (March, New York City)

 

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