Street sprints return to Pearl District Saturday

Posted by on July 6th, 2011 at 10:45 am

Team Ironclad Street Sprints-9

A shot from last year’s action.
(Photo © J. Maus)

The bicycle drag races known as “street sprints” are coming back to the Pearl District this Saturday. Last year, the inaugural event drew 80 competitors, all vying to see who was fastest over the three block course.

The ‘Speed Never Sleeps’ event is bike racing in its purest form; four riders start from a dead stop and the top two advance to the next round.There’s no drafting and no bumping (you must hold your line).

Promoter Dave Aldersebaes says he expects an even better turnout this year. He’s lined up a huge prize list and cash for the winners. The races take place on NW 13th and competitors pedal south to Northrup.

If you don’t plan to race, this is a great event to watch. “The ‘stadium-style’ seating of the shipping docks lining the course make for excellent spectating,” says Aldersebaes.

Check out the event flyer below

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