Last week Bike-urious hosted the first Beater Olympics – hopefully you remember it from intro posts like this one. There were some growing pains, but I’m pleased to announce that the first Beater Olympics was a success. Read on to see how it went!
First, a quick teaser video for those of you that weren’t able to make it this time:
Eight teams showed up from as close as Apple Valley and as far as San Diego. Events included:
Slow Race – a slow race is simple…last person to cross the finish line wins. To mix it up, winners of the three heats faced off in a final round with a surprise: the losers of the heats got to throw dodgeballs at them!
The Transporter – This was a competition for riders to carry a cup of water while completing a full lap (yes, even the dirt portion). Points were awarded based on speed and amount of water you were able to keep in the cup.
Paperboy – Lap the track while somehow carrying 4 dodgeballs…then trying to hit targets while you’re on the move!
We tried to get a tug of war going but the medic (understandably) didn’t like our setup…that’s for next year.
Then we all took a break from the heat with some beer and some music.
Special thanks to:
– Mystic Reign for hours of entertainment!
– Mark Pearson for some excellent food all day via his food truck, Demolition Cafe.
– Bryan Wood from RideApart for spreading the word and even jumping in to ride with a silly costume when we needed an extra rider:
– Gary Ng and Aaron Schasse for photo/video/logistics/much more.
– Jay Lamm of 24 Hours of Lemons for plenty of sage advice.