Butte Bicycle Coalition is holding its first-ever Tour de Cupcake on May 20, from noon-2:30 p.m. The ride is modeled on urban bike-messenger races—“a way for bike messengers to be challenged in knowing the quickest routes from point A to point B and so on,” wrote Laurie Niles. Maps will be given out on day of the ride; choose your route and score points (and cupcakes!) for checking in at bike-route stops. Awards given for best-decorated theme bike, most points gathered and fastest rider.More details from the event's official Eventbrite page, where you can register:
Learn more and register at www.buttebicyclecoalition.org (or sign up at Lyon Books, 121 West Fifth St.). The fundraiser costs $15 per rider, $5 each for kids and $25 for a family of four. Proceeds go to support Butte Bicycle Coalition. For more info, call Niles at 342-1995.
*The Tour de Cupcake is fashioned, though slowed down, in an “alley cat” bike messenger race format.
What this means is, you don’t know the (mini cupcake) stops to the day of the ride.
Four mini cupcake stops + 2 (optional) challenge stops will be given to you DAY of RIDE in the form of a BIKE MANIFESTO/BIKE MAP. YOU CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE!
AWARD Categories are:
QUICKEST RIDE (from noon start, stopping @ 4 check in points ---> finish)
MOST POINTS ( points given @ each check in spot + for eating mini cupcakes)
BEST THEME DECORATED BIKE
And via Bike Chico! 2012 on Facebook: "Marcie's Cupcake Kitchen providing: *fresh strawberry with strawberry swiss meringue, death by chocolate & vanilla with swiss vanilla meringue...Melia Yamada-Bryant of Dandy Delights providing: red velvet & chocolate mint cupcakes."