Trikes and Beer and Bikes and Beer

By Josh Cohen May 14, 2010

Beer is the central theme of this weekend (more so than usual, at least). Not only does this weekend mark the start of Seattle Beer Week, there are also two awesome looking events on Sunday with heavy ties to suds.

The Seattle Trike Race

The Seattle Trike Race sounds like an event for toddlers, but it is definitely geared towards the drunken daredevil crowd. Racers meet at 1 p.m. at Targy's Tavern at the top of Queen Anne. After an hour and a half "race prep," the tricyclists line up at 7th and Blaine and bomb down Queen Anne to the finish line at the Steamline Tavern at Mercer St and 2nd Ave W.

You won't catch me hurtling myself down the hill on a trike, but it sounds like an amazing spectating opportunity.

Sunday, May 16, 1 p.m. $5 suggested donation

New Belgium Urban Assault Ride

New Belgium's Urban Assault Ride is a giant, checkpoint-to-checkpoint race around Seattle. Starting from Freerange Cycles in Fremont, teams of two compete to finish a series of checkpoints (which involve things like adult-sized big wheels and slip-and-slides) in the least amount of time possible. There will be a big party at the finish line with a bunch of prizes raffled off and plenty of New Belgium Beer.

At $60 per person, the event is too rich for my blood, but if you've got cash to burn I'm sure it will be a ton of fun and, as a bonus, money raised from beer sales benefit Bike Works in Columbia City.

Sunday, May 16 9 a.m., $60
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