Biketastic Babes Allycat August 10th!

Milwaukee’s first WTF (Women/Trans/Femme) Allycat is coming up quick ladies!

August 10th at 1pm at Pere Marquette Park in Downtown Milwaukee. Meet at 12pm and be ready to ride by 1pm!

$5 Registration Fee and there will be t-shirts available for sale (price to be announced)

You can pay beforehand at Coast In Bikes (card will be accepted) or before the race (cash only).

Registration for Riders & Volunteers Encouraged to let us know if you want a t-shirt and how many riders to prepare for. Volunteers I’ll contact you to see what you want to help out with.

Check out the Facebook event page for the most current updates.

The after party will be held at Coast In Bikes in Walkers Point from 4p to 8p.

The Route will about 25 to 30 miles and we’ll update once the final manifest is completed.

What’s an Allycat you say…well…

An allycat is an informal bike race in which bicyclists receive a manifest, a list of places to go and do “challenges” to get their stamp. At the end of the race there is a fun party to hang out with other cyclists and with sponsors racers can win prizes!

Traditionally, these are often male-dominated so women in other cities have been creating WTF focused allycats which encourage more women to explore their cities by bicycle. Madtown Maidens and Babes in Bikeland are two nearby.

The challenges are easy- such as eating a radish, throwing a dart on a dartboard, playing a drumset. Think RW24 bonus checkpoint here people.

We’re focusing on historical Milwaukee and the challenges will focus on history of Milwaukee. Fun trivia and challenges for all! There will be a A route (more challenges) and a B route (less challenges)

Not a lady but want to be involved? Don’t want to ride but want to be involved? Volunteer instead!

We Need:

-Volunteers to help plan/day of for challenges (men are encouraged to help out!)

-Help during the registeration and after party set-up

-biking around flyering and finding sponsors

-Screen printing the day of for patches

-Getting the word out- SHARE this event!

-SPONSORS! If your a business or work for one- consider a gift certificate, item, something for the prizes at the end…

Interested in volunteering? Email me at carolynannweber@gmail.com or contact me at Coast In Bikes.

We’re going to have 1st-3rd prizes  and a raffle for everyone who completes the challenges!

This should be a blast people! Register Today!

Current Sponsors:

Fyxation- Bike Frame

Bike-In Movie Thursday!

Riverwest 24 pre-part Bike-In Movie!

9pm Bike-In Movie Screening at checkpoint #3, Media Garden across from Trocadero under the Holton St viaduct.

“London to Paris” follows a gang of cyclists, riding fixed gear bikes across a hellacious timetable, as they race from the UK’s capitol to the last stages of the Tour de France. Directed by Grace Ladoja.


Pedal Pusher Prom: Sept 26th 2009

PROM AD

No free food, no free drinks, just the most awesome night of your life.

Pump up your tires, put on your dancing shoes and fancy clothes and cruise on over to the Pedal Pusher Society’s second annual prom on Saturday, September 26th. The prom, held once again at Stonefly, is in synch with the mission of the Pedal Pushers, to create a supportive, independent and empowering bike culture in Milwaukee while simultaneously having an awesome time. This year’s prom will feature DJ’s Shouty and Superman, a competition for prom king and queen, a raffle for many other prizes donated from local businesses, and of course a kissing booth!

Additionally, the Pedal Pusher Society has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from prom to PEARLS, a non-profit in the Brewer’s Hill neighborhood that works with at-risk girls ages ten to nineteen to develop their inner strength and character and learn leadership development skills. The Pedal Pushers are not only excited to be able to support this organization through prom, but also hope that this is the first of many collaborations with their organization.

Pedal Pushers & the RW24

A number of Pedal Pushers participated in the RW24 Bike Race this past weekend. Outcomes include having performed a choreographed dance routine at Midnigh to Push It by Salt-N-Pepa, new tattoos, lots of miles under our wheels and even a couple hideous haircuts from Trim It Up on Center Street. There are tons of pictures of the race up on people’s various Flickr sites, just search RW24 2009. That said, here are two cute ones of some of our clan:

pyramid1 Katie Madke