This Saturday evening, the Fixed Touring guys will be hosting an Alley Kat race at Four Corners Brewing Co. If you’ve never been to an Alley Kat or don’t know what one is, read their description here, and see the event here:
On July 13 2013 Fixed Touring will embark upon a mission to provide the city of Dallas with a bicycle race like they have never seen!
Full sized bikes racing a compressed Alley Cat, full of obstacles, Challenges and Trivia.
What is the problem with bicycle racing as it is, you say? Well, touring races are very long and fairly uneventful not to mention hard to watch. Criteriums are easier to watch, but repetitive. The Alley-Cat — now there’s a race! However, it is probably the hardest to observe due to the sporadic and unpredictable nature. Solution: we are going to wrap an action packed Alley-Cat around the spectators. Watch as the bravest cyclists in town battle it out through stations and over obstacles to be the first victor of the Fixed Touring Mini-Cat.
Four Corners Brewing will be selling pints of delicious cold beer, and tours of the brewery will be available. And food trucks will be on site to provide the eats.
There will be a small $5 entry fee for those Racing with prizes going to the top finishers. Must bring your own bike and wear a Helmet.
We will also have NEW t-shirts on sale and FREE stickers.
Here’s what Fixed Touring is about:
AboutFixed Touring is a non-profit organization to promote cycling in Dallas. We are hoping to give back to the community and sponsor fun rides, Fixed and Free.Company Overview
Fixed Touring established in 2012 is a not for profit bicycle advocacy organization. Fixed Touring provides unique opportunities for Dallas/Fort Worth cyclists to increase bicycle skills, maintenance and route knowledge across the state while decreasing the amount of gears.
The goal of Fixed Touring is to promote and showcase reliable, self sufficient, and logical means to physical activity…1 gear & 1 bike at a time. Comprised of five officers and two members from a variety of backgrounds and professions, Fixed Touring is organized just as diverse as the areas we seek to serve.
Fixed Touring seeks to increase awareness of cycling and active lifestyle events, promote community-wide physical fitness, and benefit partnering companies/organizations.
Fixed Touring’s strategy is to influence participation in regular physical activity by associating it with sustainable transportation, promoting cycling awareness, reaching physical activity requirements, spending time with friends, having fun, and seeing the country on two wheels.
Fixed Touring will target riders/non-riders alike and a focus will be placed on developing cycling communities, enhancing cycling awareness, developing active transportation infrastructure and promoting community cycling events.
Fixed Touring seeks to improve citizen’s attitudes, self-efficacy and perception through a person-oriented and community-driven program, successfully implementing bicycle touring and transportation in conjunction with the recently passed Dallas Bike Plan, local business funding and community organization support.