SJF Battle Cat Alleycat 10.24.20

On Saturday October 24, 2020 San Jose Fixed Gear presents the Battle Cat alleycat race. Registration begins at 11am at the Plaza de César Chávez. Race begins at 12noon. Race ends at 3pm with prizes and raffle to follow. Fixed Gear/ Single Speed bikes only. $10 entry fee.

This will be a traditional alleycat race with 7 8 checkpoints. Checkpoint clues will be given on our IG page instagram.com/sanjosefixedgear in the days leading up to the event. Golden route will put you under 30 miles to finish. Race will finish at 3pm.

Finish line and post race happenings will be at Park Station Hashery (1701 Park Ave San Jose, Ca 95126) where food will be provided to all racers. Other menu items and wonderful beers on tap will be available for sale.

Official Race T-Shirts will be provided to the first 30 racers to pre-register. Please read the Battle Cat Waiver prior to registering. These will be filled out in person on the day of the event.

Prizes: There will be cash prize and table prize for podium + each sequential finisher will be able to select one item from the prize table until we run out. Check out the Sponsor Feature blog posts for more info on the what, the who and the why :

Castelli Cycling. San Jose Bicycles. Park Station Hashery, Jacks Bar & JTown Pizza

As always, wear a helmet during the race. ALL riders must wear masks at registration and finish line areas to respect the health of our community.

Good luck and keep the rubber side down.

Questions? Contact tanner@sjfixed.org

Rides This Week: 10.5.20

Here’s the rundown of this week’s rides.

Tuesday Night Ride this week features two nice overlooks of the city. Yerba Buena is fun climb and descent and Fowler is like a long driveway with a nice view at the top. We will take Capitol Expressway back so please make sure you bring your lights! I’d like to mention that a few of these routes feature key bikeways for the upcoming alleycat SJF BattleCat. Pay attention and you might pick up on something that may save you some minutes and miles.

Thursday Night Social we will be chasing down a Food Truck of our choice. Make sure to bring lights and chill vibes. Ha. Last week was a good time so let’s keep them rolling.

Rides This Week 9/28 + 1st Saturdays

Hey y’all! I wanted to start giving you a list of upcoming rides for the week.

TNR this week features Comm Hill, a little baby bump in the middle of the valley, that will most likely be featured in an upcoming local Alleycat race. Choosing which side to go up and which side to come down will play a key role in finish times. Familiarize yourself with the climb and descent.

Thursday’s Social is JTown Pizza in Japantown. Get ready to try the lip smacking Meatball EggRoll. Patio seating. Bring a lock and lights. No KITS.

JTown Pizza will launch its “soft opening” phase tonight in San Jose’s Japantown. (Photo courtesy of JTown Pizza)

Also, I’d like to announce that I’m starting up a chill morning ride on the 1st Saturday of the month. The pace will be between social pace and TNR pace. ALL BIKES WELCOME. Bring your tools, water and mask for the stops. Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget … we have the SJF BattleCat coming up on October 24th. It’s time to get some miles in.