Cowgirl Bike Courier in San Jose is hosting an alleycat to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Roller Girls.
An alleycat is an unsanctioned bike race / scavenger hunt that takes place on city streets. Prizes will be awarded based on points, and speed will not be the main focus of this event so perhaps you won’t be tempted to run red lights and ride stupidly dangerous. Cowgirl, after all, is all about changing the prevailing myth of bike couriers as daredevil risk takers.
Silicon Valley Roller Girls
Recently, SVRG’s home venue, San Jose Skate, has closed its doors – leaving the Derby Girls without a spot to practice regularly, let alone host bouts. While they’ve found a temporary solution, they are still in need of a permanent home. All proceeds from LadyCat go directly to SVRG.
CBC says all types are welcome, regardless of gender identity or bike style. I personally recommend shoes that you can walk or run in, and you should be comfortable riding in city traffic.
LadyCat takes place 2 PM tomorrow, Saturday, August 22, 2014 at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda. Bring $5 for registration, a bag, a lock and a friend. Show up early to take advantage of free bike repairs from the East San Jose Bike Cooperative. To learn more, visit the Facebook event page.