This recap is a little late, but I thought it would be perfect timing due to U-Lock Mob's upcoming 14th Annual Cranksgiving.
The Día de Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead) Alleycat, a messenger race hosted by, you guessed it, messengers. The people who work day in and day out on a bike, and love what they do.
Mexican and messenger cultures definitely showed their roots in this race, making it a unique event. Everything from face paintings, flowers, and small candles making it into parts of the race to represent the holiday's intended purpose of paying respect to the lives of those that have passed.
The alleycat was a around 30 miles long (all depending on the route) taking you into many areas of the greater Los Angeles region. Starting from Echo Park, and passing through Glendale, Hollywood, DTLA, East LA, and more, with each checkpoint requiring a signature and a Día de Los Muertos item.
Great race thanks to the guys at U-Lock Mob. Looking forward to the next! Be sure to check out photos in the gallery below and peep the Strava stats from the race.
Congrats to the podium....
1st - Mario
2nd - Hern
3rd - Rubik