Pittsburgh Alleycats http://pghalleycat.com/ racing in pittsburgh Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:04:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 NYE Alleycat http://pghalleycat.com/2014/12/16/nye-alleycat/ http://pghalleycat.com/2014/12/16/nye-alleycat/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:03:58 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=1378 NYE ALLEYCAT 2014 (1)
Start @ Certain Death (33rd & Smallman)
End @ Zulema Park (Boulevard of the Allies & Zulema st.)
Registration at 4, race at 4:30 p.m.
Cost is $5 OR one or more non-perishable food item; all proceeds go to the East End Cooperative Ministry.
Race consists of 8 check points that can be completed in any order.
Manifests will be handed out prior to the start of the race.
Helmets, lights & water bottles strongly advised.  Gearing at your discretion
Prizes for overall, fixie/single, & DFL
After party in the works.
For questions contact  jligh04@gmail.com


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Pot O’ Gold results http://pghalleycat.com/2014/03/28/pot-o-gold-results/ http://pghalleycat.com/2014/03/28/pot-o-gold-results/#respond Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:22:11 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=1353 The first Pot O’ Gold Alley Cat Scavenger Hunt was awesome! So many cyclists came out despite Sunday’s less-than-ideal weather. Racers enthusiastically solved the location-specific riddles on the back of the manifests (we *might* use an easier-to-read font next time…but we’ll definitely make the riddles harder!) before sprinting out into cold gusty winds. One person stayed at the bar for so long we worried he had quit straight away – but Ben G assured us that no, he had overestimated the temperature and was warming back up with the help of a few beers. “But, what’s up with this Garfield lady in white riddle? I live in Garfield….I have to find it!”

4 hours after the manifests were doled out, the teams returned back to OTB to claim their standings.

And the winners are!

1st: “The MT’s” – Megan Lovett and Ted King-Smith, with 27 checkpoints!
2nd: Joshua Burfield, Lukas Parker and McKean Evans, with 26 checkpoints
3rd: Team “All-City-Thick” – Adam Haller, Adam Mistick and Christian Ferro, with 24 checkpoints

4th: Chris Corbran, Jess Appleman and Nate Lorenzo
5th: Scott Kowalski, Lucia Aguirre, Ric Fera, Dominik Konkolewicz and John Markowitz
6th: Caleb and Sam
7th: The Six Down Suffer Club
8th: Ethan Gladding
9th: Mark Cato
10th: Ben Grocholsky

The MT’s crushed this race under their combined Pittsburgh smarts, riddle solving genius and crazy bike-riding powers. Joshua Burfield, a returning Babes on Bikes Ladies’ Night alley cat champ, ranked again, along with a few friends this time. Team All-City-Thick possibly out-enthusiasm-ed every other team but made the crucial mistake of skipping the Lawrenceville check-points (sorry dudes!). Nate and Chris teamed up with Jess Appleman on her first alley-cat – finishing as the second female rider, she may actually have been the most enthusiastic single racer at the event. So stoked you came out and had a great time, Jess! The 5th place spot was apparently held for Poland, as well as the third female finisher, Lucia Aguirre. Caleb and Sam took 6th despite starting out with a flat tire. Ben G made it back with a handful of checkpoints, and told us: “Well, I was out looking for the lady in white, and I was going to try checking out every staircase in Garfield but I took a break to stop in Verde to warm up again. Asked the bartender if he had any idea about the riddle….he said yeah, and pointed up the street.” Ha!

In case you were wondering, the riddle was:

Garfield’s lady in white has been ascending the stairs,
With hope in her eyes for so many years.

The Checkpoints

Thanks to everyone for racing! Special thanks to OTB for hosting and donating, Scott Kowalski for designing the flyers and spoke cards, and Fiks: Reflective for making them more visible.
We are so glad you enjoyed the first Pot O’ Gold Scavenger Hunt. See you next year!

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This weekend: Chutes & Ladders http://pghalleycat.com/2012/06/27/this-weekend-chutes-ladders/ http://pghalleycat.com/2012/06/27/this-weekend-chutes-ladders/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:36:19 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=1295 Just a reminder…

Chutes & Ladders alleycat flyer

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Ride your bike, read some books http://pghalleycat.com/2011/10/14/ride-your-bike-read-some-books/ http://pghalleycat.com/2011/10/14/ride-your-bike-read-some-books/#respond Fri, 14 Oct 2011 14:27:45 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=1122 Two of my favorite things! I’ll be working a checkpoint.


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August brings BikeFest, wine http://pghalleycat.com/2011/08/04/august-brings-bikefest-wine/ http://pghalleycat.com/2011/08/04/august-brings-bikefest-wine/#respond Thu, 04 Aug 2011 19:40:33 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=1093 August is always a busy month for Pittsburgh cycling because of BikeFets: 10 days of bike events.

Amongst them is the Tour de Franzia which combines biking with cheap wine for a stomach churning adventure. Sweet!

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Pittsburgh! Vote for Montana http://pghalleycat.com/2011/05/31/pittsburgh-vote-for-montana/ http://pghalleycat.com/2011/05/31/pittsburgh-vote-for-montana/#respond Tue, 31 May 2011 14:28:20 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=1076 So sad!

Pittsburgh bikers: it’s time to turn Montana’s frown upside down!

Pisgah Stage Race facebook poll

In Montana’s words

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Racing gets real real http://pghalleycat.com/2011/01/17/racing-gets-real-real/ http://pghalleycat.com/2011/01/17/racing-gets-real-real/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:26:06 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=1009 If you are a real racer: The Steel City Showdown.
If you are real crazy: Crush the Commonwealth 2011.

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Cobbles in December… http://pghalleycat.com/2010/12/01/cobbles-in-december/ http://pghalleycat.com/2010/12/01/cobbles-in-december/#respond Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:45:17 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=964 Pittsburgh-Roubaix 2010 Flyer

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October showers bring bike powers… http://pghalleycat.com/2010/10/06/october-showers-bring-bike-powers/ http://pghalleycat.com/2010/10/06/october-showers-bring-bike-powers/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2010 14:47:10 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=939 BIKE POWERS!

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More hot hot Bike Fest alleycat action… http://pghalleycat.com/2010/07/28/more-hot-hot-bike-fest-alleycat-action/ http://pghalleycat.com/2010/07/28/more-hot-hot-bike-fest-alleycat-action/#respond Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:55:16 +0000 http://pghalleycat.com/?p=888 Sequels to two previous Pittsburgh alleycats are returning for this year’s Bike Fest.

First is the warm-weather follow-up to Jason’s down & dirty ad-hoc alleycat: Go Fast, Get There First Part 2.

Next is the return of Pittsburgh’s favorite ice cream themed alleycat (now under new management): The Creamcycle Revival.

Here’s to continuity.

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