The alleycat was a total success on Saturday. Everyone (Street KIngs included) pitched in to help man the stops from the site and we had a great turnout. The riders from Tucson posted that they were running late, i called them in route and told them we would delay the start till they got there. We ended up with 19 teams of two. I was hoping for somewhere north of 30 participants so i was real happy with the turnout. The race was faster then I thought it would be. The first riders did the course somewhere around 38 minutes. Damn Fast! Ryan and Jesse came in about 2 minutes ahead of the STreet King team of St Paul and James T. HCD pulled up in third place by a milisecond. Wes a local Tempe rider was fourth. We had two all girl teams including Hanna (Clarity) on the bike that the community replaced for her after she lost hers at the last alleycat, and two coed teams. The best poker hand was two pair, Queens and fours. The Bike Haus provided the beer for the afterparty and we partied on top of the roof for about three hours before the night club patrons chased us out of the open spaces. It was kind of sureal, being in the open air with a whole level of a parking garage filled with bikes and friends laughing and talking. No accidents, no problems with police (one rider got pulled over in Tempe for no light but only received a warning). And the party didnt break up until the beer was gone. Brooke showed up to photograph the event THANK YOU! I was anxious the whole night but relaxed once everyone was back at the finish and drinking cold beer and throwing down tricks. The next day i was already thinking of how to put together a better event next time. Bigger prizes, longer course, more participants, more ladies prizes.
(Yes it appears two of the winners are embracing, I know not why)