Monday, April 30, 2012

Tenth Annual R.E.Load Maypril Fools Fun Ride: an update!

We're pleased to announce that things are coming along smoothly for the tenth iteration of our legendary Maypril Fools event! Thanks to some generous sponsor donations, we're even able to extend guaranteed, limited edition tees for pre-registration up through May 5th! Pete Whitney from Outlaw Print Co. has shown me some of the designs, and they're pretty awesome.

The Fun Ride has never been about speed, and has always been about all kinds of riders having a good time together and partying their way through the city. We encourage anybody with a bike to come out and join in!

If you're thinking about doing this event, we heavily recommend pre-registering now so you can lock up the free tee. If you wait until the day of the event, chances are about 90% that you wont get one. We've got an amazing after party planned, with two floors of DJ's at the Barbary, lots of stops with drink specials, fun checkpoint tasks, and general mayhem. And prizes. Lots of great prizes, from Cadence, Fabric Horse, Outlaw Print co., Chuey Brand hats, Hanford Cycles, Bicycle Revolutions, and the Mollywoppers NYB! There's really no reason to miss this one. Check out just one of the bags you might win below, then go register here!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

:: Maypril Fools 2012 & Our New Website ::

First up, we have a brand new website! It's been a TON of work, but hopefully it will be worth it. We've got new sizing charts and illustrations, more pics of people using the bags, higher quality photos, and much easier navigation in general. Please drop us a line and let us know what you think!

Secondly, we're in final preparation for our Maypril Fools Fun Ride!

We're proud to announce that our TENTH annual Maypril Fools Fun Ride will be taking place Saturday, May 12th! This is the longest-running scavenger hunt event around, and our focus is always on fun as opposed to speed. We invite riders of all sorts to take part! Basically, you'll be given a manifest (HUGE list of checkpoints) aound the city to ride to - some of them real, some of them fake - and you route yourself as you see fit. Some checkpoints will be as simple as answering a clue from the manifest. Other checkpoints will require you to pull of some task or stunt, where you will be judged on your performance and scored accordingly. In the past we've included stuff like tricycle racing, karaoke contests, drawing contests, etc. There are also several stops at bars and venues around Philadelphia, and at the locations of several of our friend and sponsor companies around town. The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the race. Regardless of whether you are going for the win, or just hanging out and taking it easy at a few checkpoints, you're guaranteed to have a great time!

We always make one-time run of limited edition tees for the event, and this year is no different. We have Pete Whitney from Outlaw Print Company making the shirts this time around. For fifteen bucks preregistered by May 1st, you'll get event entry, a tee shirt, and entry to the after party at the Barbary (featuring cheap drinks and two floors featuring several dj's). After the prereg deadline, tees are NOT guaranteed (probably only about 10% of people who register late or day-of will get tees), so register now!

Tenth Annual Maypril Fools Fun Ride
Saturday, May 12th
Registration: 12pm at Penn Treaty Park
Race Start: 2pm

After Party Presented by Get Bent
The Barbary
Drink and Food specials!
Featuring DJ's M.A.D Cat & The Snalien on the first floor
DJ's Lexx and Argo on the 2nd floor
Award ceremony around 7pm

Sponsors include:
Chuey Hats
Fabric Horse
Hanford Cycles
Get Bent
Bicycle Revolutions

more to come!!!!