August 17, 2009 Slideshows

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New Belgium Urban Assault Ride, 8/16/09 

Beer, a bike race and big wheels at Forest Park. All photos by Nick Schnelle.
A rider signs in before the beginning of the race early Sunday morning.
Participants line up their bikes far from the starting line, as they will need to run to them once the race begins.
The first group of riders position themselves as an announcer counts down the minutes until starting time.
The starting line waits for the call of 9 a.m. to run.
5..4..3..2..1
Go!
Participants look on to their bikes they must run to.
Participants book it their bikes.
A rider bikes through Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway, on her way to Big Shark, a bicycle store that served as one of the check-points.
A team sitting on long-boards try and navigate their way through the Plunger Paddle obstacle with a plunger at the Big Shark checkpoint.
A team sitting on longboards try and navigate their way through the Plunger Paddle with a plunger at the Big Shark checkpoint.
It would be pretty hard to steal these bikes.
A team member tries to catch a sponge at the Sponge Bob Laundry Basket obstacle course at Mesa Cycles. The teammate with the basket must hold the basket over their heads and catch three sponges to advance.
A team waits at a stop light at Big Bend Blvd. and Clayton Road.
A team member throws a sponge at their teammate at the Sponge Bob Laundry Basket obstacle course at Mesa Cycles. The teammate with the basket must hold the basket over their heads and catch three sponges to advance.
A team member tries to catch a sponge at the Sponge Bob Laundry Basket obstacle course at Mesa Cycles. The teammate with the basket must hold the basket over their heads and catch three sponges to advance.
A rider waits in anticipation for a soaked sponge to be hurled at him at the Sponge Bob Laundry Basket obstacle course at Mesa Cycles.
A team takes to the streets on big wheels at the Spin Out obstacle outside of BicycleWORKS. Riders must simply navigate the coned course.
Riders put the pedal to the metal on big wheels at the Spin Out obstacle outside of BicycleWORKS. Riders must simply navigate the coned course.
Riders put the pedal to the metal on big wheels at the Spin Out obstacle outside of BicycleWORKS. Riders must simply navigate the coned course.
A rider takes a corner sharp on his big wheel at the Spin Out obstacle outside of BicycleWORKS. Spinning out is encouraged on this course.
At the Blue Ball obstacle course in Tower Grove Park, teams had to walk 3-legged style in a pair of keen shoes while they walk a course, balancing to keep the balls in the frisbee.
A team tries to keep their balance as they walk across the Blue Ball obstacle course in Tower Grove Park. Teams had to walk 3-legged style in a pair of keen shoes while they walk a course, balancing to keep the balls in the frisbee.
After biking around St. Louis, a rider gets a much need New Belgium beer refreshment.
Although not knowing where they were going, this team did know where the beer was.
One of the winners of the race, David Frei, basks in glory as he drinks a New Belgium beer on his newly won Limited Edition New Belgium bike.
A rider catches his breathe after just finishing the race.
Before they could finally finish the race, participants had to jump their way through an inflatable obstacle before then reaching the finish line.
A delicious Fat Tire? Why yes, thank you.
After buying beer tokens, participants had there choice of three New Belgium beers: Mothership Wit, Fat Tire, and Skinny Dip
A bartender pours a cup of Fat Tire from the tap connected from a truck filled with kegs!
All the beer was served from kegs located inside a New Belgium truck.
New Belgium’s National Festivarian, Mike Keller, deems himself “Hugger of Kegs” inside the keg filled truck.
Beer in headlights
Cheers!
All participants were rewarded with a sack lunch provided by sponsor, Whole Foods.
A rider shares some of her lunch with her cute dog.
The line for beer...
Two riders, can’t help but pose for the camera.
Rider Britt Whisenand makes her winning height of 21.8-feet during the limbo bike race during the after party.
Yeah, I’m 21, see?!?!
The winners of the race, David Frei and Jeff Sona.
The after-party crowd watches the stage where participants played games on stage for extra prizes.
Two riders dance on stage trying to win over the crowd during a dance off for extra prizes.
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A rider signs in before the beginning of the race early Sunday morning.
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