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Urban Farming + Bikes – Diabetes = Team Alleycat

Everybody’s favorite bike-loving urban farming collective is launching a cycling team, and they’re looking for members. Alleycat Acres has announced Team Alleycat, a cycling team complete with training rides, a sure-to-be-rad jersey and endless high fives. The team will complete in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, at least.

From Alleycat Acres:

For 2012 we’re excited to announce the official formation of the coolest, most badass cycling crew to hit the streets of Seattle.

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This coming year, we’re looking for 10-15 cyclists who have a passion for both bicycles and food. Interested? You should:

  • Be able to ride up to 70+ miles in a day (trust us, it’s easy! don’t let that number scare you);
  • Be able to ride in various types of weather (wind, rain, sun…snow? Maybe not snow..);
  • Be able to lead a group of cyclists who range in riding experience;
  • Love exploring farms and the outskirts of the city;
  • Be down to ride in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure (we’ll talk more about this)
  • Be able to commit to specific dates as planned for monthly rides;
  • Eat, sleep, breathe (and dream) about all things bikes and food.

For being a part of the team, you’ll get:

  • A fancy jersey + wind breaker all decked out;
  • Food from our farms;
  • Endless high fives from us (and everyone else);
  • Endless opportunities to meet new and amazing people that can probably tell ya about a rad ride you haven’t been on yet.

If you’d be interested in joining, please send an email with the subject TEAM ALLEYCAT to us and we’ll notify you about the progress, upcoming meetings and all the other juicy details.

Speaking of Alleycat Acres, remember that awesome fundraiser ride they held this spring? Well, they’re already hard at work planning the March 2012 ride, and they need your help! They are currently looking to volunteers and sponsors.


We’re looking for the following sponsor levels:
Food Sponsors
You’ll help us feed up to 250 people from start to finish. You can be a restaurant or individual that would like to contribute at least $500. We’ll need:
– Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
– 4 Rest Stops packed with goodies
– A couple huge ass kegs of beer (we learned this year that 1 isn’t enough)
Swag Sponsors
You’re right behind us in helping this event be a success for all involved. Because of you, we’re able to have a ton of awesome prizes. You’re either a business or an individual who’d like to contribute product/money to create the most badass collection of prizes. Printed tshirts? iPads? Let us know what you’re thinking — and we’ll probably say yes.
Cost: Negotiable/Varies depending on items requested/donated.
Event Volunteers (20+):
Want to help out? We’re looking for folks to help make the day go smoothly! As of now, the tentative time frame is early March; The date is TBD.
We’re looking for:

– Event Photographer + Videographers (2) You should have your own wheels and be able to shoot the day from start to finish. Don’t worry about food! You’ll be well taken care of.
– Rest Stop Crew (8 — teams of 2) You’ll wake up at the ass crack of dawn with us and get the run down. You’ll load your car and head off to your check point. You’ll make sure the rest stops are stocked and ready to go for the riders. You’ll also check off each cyclist as they pass. (You must be good at giving high fives).
– On route mechanic (3) You’ll be on route with the riders, helping out with all fixes that may be needed along the way. Two of you will ride, 1 will ride in a sweep vehicle.
If you can help with any of the above, please get in touch with Sean — [email protected].

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