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Monday, January 9, 2012

The 2012 Kickstand Cyclery Virtual Alleycat Race Powered by Cyclelicious

The 2012 Kickstand Cyclery Virtual Alleycat Race Powered by Cyclelicious

Look for it: The Virtual Alleycat Checkpoint
Cyclelicious and the Kickstand Cyclery have teamed up for a winter race: The Kickstand Cyclery Virtual Alleycat. When the race begins on January 30th, you'll race other participants from Internet checkpoint to checkpoint as you visit various bicycle websites. Prizes will be awarded for speed, agility, and creative comments left at each checkpoint.

Register Now!

Use the form in the right-hand column on this page to register for the race. Enter a name and we'll assign you a number. Use this number when visiting checkpoints and leaving comments.
This is home base for the race that begins on January 30, 2012 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific / 10:00 a.m. Eastern and ends at the same time January 31, 2012. This website ( is the start of the race, the end is at Cyclelicious. When the race begins, you'll click the 'checkpoint' image to the left (the one with Yehuda's face).
There's a 'comments' section at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about the race, ask them there - we'll answer as quickly as we can. The comments area is also good for trash talking, etc.

Virtual Alleycat?

An Alleycat race is an informal bicycle race where riders try to finish visiting checkpoints and performing tasks before other participants.
In a virtual Alleycat, participants visit various checkpoints – bicycle-related websites – to complete the task of finding the next checkpoint When you see a 'checkpoint' image (like the one on the left) on one of these websites, leave a comment and then click the image to get to the next checkpoint.

Participating Websites and Blogs

Many of your favorite cycling websites and blogs are serving as checkpoints and you'll see them as you click through each of the checkpoints.

Spoke Cards

There are prizes!

List coming soon!

Rules and How to Win

  1. You must visit each and every checkpoint in the Virtual Alleycat by submitting a form at the Alleycat end with your registration number and a list of every checkpoint website you visited. Here's a tip: Record your registration number and every website URL (just the domain is fine, but a full URL pointing to a specific page is also valid) as you click through each checkpoint.
  2. Some of the checkpoints will be hidden and will test your Internet browsing skills. Try a page search or website search for "alleycat" or "Yehuda Moon", or read comments on posts dated January 29th or January 30th. Some checkpoints may be delayed in getting set up! We'll endeavor to have all checkpoints ready to go at race start, but things happen. If you think you find a dead checkpoint, the quickest way to notify us is to send a Tweet to @cyclelicious.
  3. When you reach the final checkpoint, you will submit a web form with a name, registration number, checkpoint list, and an email address. This email address will be kept private. If you are selected as a winner, we will contact you and ask for your permission to pass your contact info along to the prize fulfillment representative.
  4. This contest is void where prohibited by law.
  5. Only one entry per individual. Multiple entries may void your entry.
  6. Anybody can play, but prizes are limited to USA residents only! Sorry, but shipping is involved.
  7. Taxes and fees are the responsibility of the contestants.
  8. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place winners will be selected based on the time the entries are received electronically. We are not responsible for any delays, including delays caused by our own website downtime or delays in electronic communication.
  9. A random winner will be selected from all successful finishers using a number generated at
  10. We will make reasonable efforts to contact the winner and will give you 24 hours to respond. If we don't hear from you, an alternate will be selected. Winners names will be published to the Web.

Yehuda Moon


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