Thursday, September 15, 2011

Biker Babes


Last Sunday, my daughter phoned and tipped me off that there might be some interesting characters biking down my street shortly. Sure enough,  the 3rd Annual Ladies Alleycat race was in full swing and one of the checkpoints was just a half  block away.  I walked down and hung out with Ben, one of the "officials" and snapped away.  The guys sported some interesting attire and were happy to show some leg!  This is a fundraiser for Bici Bicycle Cooperative.  Anna Carrigan was nice enough to send me the following information. What a great service they are providing our community!



"The event was a fundraiser for Bici Bicycle Cooperative, our non-profit organization working to make cycling accessible to all people through affordable maintenance, education, and community. The 3rd Annual Kitty Cat ladies alleycat was organized to encourage women to become more of an active part of the cycling community, showing that you can be competitive and crazy and have a great time while riding in our city. Bike racing and riding doesn't have to be a male dominated affair, and it certainly doesn't have to be serious all the time! These races are also an opportunity for the wider public to be exposed to a different type of bike riding compared to what they normally might see. And finally, our races help to create a stronger sense of community amongst cyclists themselves! "

15 comments:

Olivier said...

Yesss j'adore ça, autorisation pour une bonne cause. photos cultes

Thérèse said...

A great sense of community indeed with a lot of fun for everyone!
"joindre l'utile à l'agréable"

Babzy said...

very funny ;)

SRQ said...

A red polka dot dress with bike shorts? I couldn't pull that off! A tip of the bike helmet to those fun loving guys and their cause.

Daryl said...

How nice to have a "Paulette Revere" in the 'hood! Say hi to her for moi.

Anna said...

Thanks Virginia! Your photos perfectly captured the spirit of our event.

Jeff said...

They wear it well! :)
Nice photos of a whimsical fund raiser.

Luis Gomez said...

Great and fun set of images Virginia! Love this kind of events!

TheChieftess said...

WooHoo!!! Those are some fine biker babes!!! Fun event! Glad you got the nod!!!

Bob Crowe said...

Nice images of a strange event. Glad to see weirdos in Bama. I wondered if there were any between Atlanta and South Beach.

Nathalie said...

yoohoo, what fun!
Love Bob's comment too :-)

Jacob said...

Yikes! These guys are either a lot braver or a lot dumber than me. I would not do that. If the Bici Bike Coop needs money, I'll write 'em a check...but I ain't agonna "dress" up! :-)

Thanx for the nice welcome back! Hope all is well with you!

JM said...

LOL!

Jilly said...

What fun. Looks like a few wives' wardrobes were raided or this one. I'd not realised bike racing and riding was a msle dominated affair. Good on them.

Gunn said...

Ha-ha-ha!!!:)

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