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Alley Cat Survival Guide - Everything you need to know

Alley Cat Survival Guide - Everything you need to know

April 17, 2019

Alley Cat racing is an outlaw / unsanctioned race that sends riders on a mission through the city to various checkpoints. These checkpoints are usually kept secret until the race starts and forces the riders to think quick and ride fast.

Entries are limited so register early to get signed up: Register here

Limited entries available at the shop on the night. 

What you’ll need for the Good Friday Race:

  • A bicycle
  • A Smartphone
  • Whatsapp installed
  • A QR code reader app (Iphone does this in the camera app)
  • Some Data on your phone
  • Head protection
  • A pen to check off your list (optional)


How the race works:

  1. Manifest is handed out in sealed envelopes at 18h45
  2. Riders open the manifest to get their first look at all the locations
  3. The race begins and each rider makes his/her own route to the check in locations.
  4. Using your QR code reader, you’ll scan the QR codes at each location to check in. QR codes allow you to join a Whatsapp group named after the location you’re at.
  5. Once you have checked in at all the locations make your way back to the shop to scan the final QR code. This is the finish line.


Race Schedule for Friday 19th April:

9am-1pm Shop open for final tune ups and purchases
1pm-4pm Shop is closed for race setup
4pm Rider Registration Opens at the shop
6:30pm Registration Closes
6:45pm Manifest is handed out
7pm Race Start
9pm Prize Giving and after party


Fixed Gear / Single speed Class

1st Place:

  • Rook Race 2 duo tone frame and fork Incl head set
  • Ass Saver 
  • Rook Sticker Pack
  • Woodstock Motoco Buff
  • Crankbros Co2 Bombs x 5
  • Rook Cycles Speed Thrills Cap

2nd Place: 

  • Carbon Riser Bars
  • Rook Foot Straps
  • Woodstock Motoco Cap
  • Crankbros Co2 Bombs x 5
  • Ass Saver

3rd Place:

  • Rook Foot Straps
  • Rook Sticker Pack
  • Rook Cycles Dead Last Cap
  • Crankbros Co2 Bombs x 5

Geared Bicycle Class:

1st Place:

  • Sram S100 Crankset + Truvativ Powerspline BB
  • Rook Cycles Speed Thrills Cap
  • Woodstock Motoco T Shirt + Sticker Pack
  • Ass Saver
  • Rook Sticker Pack
  • Crankbros Co2 Bombs x 5

2nd Place:

  • Panaracer Paselas 28c Gravel Tyres x2
  • Woodstock Motoco Coffee x Hotdog combo
  • Soma Thick & Zesty Bar Tape
  • Rook Sticker Pack
  • Crankbros Co2 Bombs x 5

3rd Place:

  • Rook Cycles Blue Bar Tape
  • Rook Cycles Dead Last Cap
  • Rook Sticker Pack
  • Crankbros Co2 Bombs x 5

First back to the shop overall:

E.NE Crane black bell

Lucky Draw

Surf Rack


RACE RULES: (read them)

    1. Only one rider may ride.
    2. Only one bicycle may be used for the entire race.
    3. No teams. No switching.
    4. Head Protection is compulsory.
    5. Obey traffic laws.
    6. Foul play will not be tolerated and any indication of foul play will DQ the rider.
    7. Any bicycle my be used as long as it meets the race criteria. 
    8. NO E BIKES.
    10. You may walk, run, and of course cycle. No other transport may be used.
    11. Skitching only by opportunity – no planned skitching.
    12. Using any other transport other than the modes expressed above will constitute foul play.
    13. The first rider to check in at the finish location is declared the winner in his/her class.
    14. The race director’s decision is ultimate and final.
    15. Only riders finishing with ALL checkins will place.
    16. Finishing with a checkin missing will not place.
    17. A missed checkin will not place.
    18. Go fast. No bad attitudes. Don’t kill your friends.
    19. Riders must be aged 18 or older
    20. Riders will all set off at the same time.
    21. No rider will open manifest prior to race start.
    22. Above all else, this is a FUN event. Rook Cycles, its associates, partners and/or staff accept no responsibility what-so-ever for any damage, injury or death resulting from participating, negligence, negligent advice or any other matter relating to the event.
    23. Taking part in this event is ENTIRELY at your own risk.
    24. By taking part, you automatically agree to the above rules and liability waiver.
    25. This event is an outlaw event and is not sanctioned by the city of Cape Town or the traffic dept.
    26. Any stupid reckless behaviour from riders will result in ALL prizes becoming null and void. It's at the race directors full discretion what constitutes this behaviour. Do not hurt yourself, do not hurt pedestrians, do not hurt cars, do not die, do not make anyone else die. THIS IS A FUN RACE. 



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