Thursday, April 23, 2009

MASHscow 2 Re-Cap

MASHscow 2 was a huge success!! With almost 40 riders competing in this spring’s alley cat race, things went off without a hitch. The weather was perfect and the conditions around town made for an exciting race. There were 9 stops throughout the race that consisted of stops at a couple parks, houses, the mall and the race ended out at "the farm." There was a mad dash for the finish which consisted of Conrad taking the lead from Rob with a large creek crossing stunt that put him in first. While first place finished under an hour, there were riders finishing up to two hours after the race start. After the keg was finished off and all the food was eaten everyone was talking about their plans in attending next fall's alley cat. Hope to see you then!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Something to think about going into this weekend

The Oregon Legislature is considering passage of a law that would allow bicycle riders to treat stop signs as yield signs. These "rolling stops" would allow bike riders to preserve some of the momentum they depend upon for efficient travel, just so long as they don't infringe on the safety and rights of others.

The law is based on one that's been successful in Idaho for the last 27 years, so it's come to be known as the "Idaho Stop" law.

There's some controversy - and whole lot of misunderstanding - surrounding the proposed Idaho Stop law. I thought I could clear some of it up with the magic of animation.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

MASHscow 2.0

Stand up to Pedal in MASHscow 2, your largest internal organ gets as much of a workout as your lungs and legs. This event beckons every man and woman who dares to race around on two wheels to compete in a scavenger hunt-type contest. This crazy thing called alley-cat racing involves some slamming—both hitting the pavement and the ingestion of the liquid courage—in order to continue on. Cuts, scrapes and near-misses only add to the sense of adventure and make for good storytelling from year to year. In the end, all riders gather to single out the champions and celebrate in one big group of cycle-loving comrades.


Registration @ 3:00 pm
Race starts promptly @ 4 p.m.
$5 entry
Start: East City Park, 3rd St. & Hayes, Moscow.

Monday, April 6, 2009

BikeFest at the Co-op


Dust off your bicycles and join us at the Co-op on Saturday, April 18, for BikeFest.

We begin with a fundraising pancake breakfast sponsored by the Latah Trail at 9 a.m. at the Co-op patio.

Next, from 10 a.m. until noon, join the Bicycle Booty Hunt, a bicycle treasure hunt with lots of free prizes. Pick up your treasure map at the Co-op and gather your treasure at local businesses, then return to the Co-op for your final bit of booty, some free lunch!

The Bicycle Swap and Sell also begins at 10 a.m., and continues until 2 p.m. in the alley beside the Co-op parking lot. Get rid of your old bike (both kids’ and adults’ bikes), and find a new one! You'll also find bike trailers, bike parts, and other gear. Or you can donate your old bike to the Village Bicycle Project.

During the Bike Swap and Sell, Paradise Creek Bicycles and Follett Mountain Sports will provide free bicycle tune-ups.

At noon, join us for a ribbon-cutting for the Co-op’s new bike racks on the east side of the parking lot (along Washington Street). We'll share free cake. We’ll enjoy live music by the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band, and will share the fun with the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) and their bicycle-powered blender, and Gritman Hospital and the University of Idaho E-club, which will distribute info about some other earth-inspired and bicycle-related events coming up. (Did you know May is officially “Bike to Work” month?)

By Carol Spurling, Co-op Membership and Outreach Coordinator, and the Bicycle Brothers (Isaak Julye and Emmett Breedlovestrout)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Two Weeks

Soon we'll have all the necessary info up about when, where, how, why, etc.

Keep in mind that the 1st ever Moscow/Pullman Bike Polo Invitational (and you're invited) will be happening the same weekend as the alley cat race. Sounds like they are planning for a Sunday event, but we'll keep you posted. Click on this link for more info.

Im not one for Trick Vids

But this guy has some mad skills...

Chris Clappe aka The Butcher goes big and can string together tricks with ease. I hope everyone enjoys. There is much more to come from Chris and other Seattle riders. Filmed with a Sanyo Xacti HD700

Monday, March 9, 2009

NWCC Conference Championships

The Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships is coming to U of I at the end of April. Flyer above give you all the details.

On Sunday, April 27th, during the Crit races, there will be a fixed gear crit category. This is open to all fixies as well as single speeds. Depending on number of entries they will possibly divide the event into two categories. The race is 3 laps and they will have some prizes this year for the top placers. The cost of this race is $3 which covers $2 for insurance and the extra buck funds the prize pool.