My friend Dana (pic) had sent this email out to her friends. She's a triathlete, runner and avid cyclocross racer. I had a post ready to go and everything but this made me laugh and I'm thinking it might make some of you laugh too.
The Bike Kitchen is pleased to present the first ever Tour de Cupcake on October 19th, 2008.
TDC is an alleycat style race designed for riders of all types. We strongly encourage both novice and seasoned racers from all parts of the biking community to come out and enjoy a day of biking in the city and intense cupcake eating! In this race, riders will be required to stop at roughly 10 checkpoints. Each checkpoint will supply cupcakes to racers, and each cupcake eaten will equal a time deduction from the rider's total race time. In this race, cupcakes are the great equalizer. You may not be the fastest rider, but if you're hungry enough, you can win! If you ever thought about racing, make this your first one.
Race to win or just for fun. Afterparty hosted by Gestalt Haus (riders drink for free) where new BK t-shirts and hoodies will also be for sale. More info about our move and the race is availalbe at www.bikekitchen.org. All proceeds support our $50k fundraising goal for the move into our new space on 18th and Florida in Jan. 2009.
Tour de Cupcake Sunday, Oct. 19th 2009 Check-in 12pm at the Bike Kitchen (1256 Mission St @ 9th) Race at 1pm $5-10 sliding scale entry No pre-registration req'd. Just show up and race!
Last year at the post bbq for the Firetrails 50-miler, someone brought a cake for a private celebration and runners were coming up begging for a piece. Most didn't know that it was for a private function and not part of the race bbq. Some found out and asked for a piece anyway. There's definitely a demand for sugar treats after these races.