August 17, 2009

New Belgium Urban Assault Ride, 8/16/09

Beer, a bike race and big wheels at Forest Park. All photos by Nick Schnelle.
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A rider signs in before the beginning of the race early Sunday morning.
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.
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 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.
The starting line waits for the call of 9 a.m. to run.
5..4..3..2..1
5..4..3..2..1
Go!
Go!
Participants look on to their bikes they must run to.
Participants look on to their bikes they must run to.
Participants book it their bikes.
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 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 long-boards try and navigate their way through the Plunger Paddle obstacle with a plunger at the Big Shark checkpoint.