Wednesday, March 24, 2010
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: FUN RIDE 2010
This is a Fun Ride that will involve teams of four people in any combination, based on the 1981 John Carpenter film of the same name. If you have not seen the movie or it has been a long time, you may want to check it out. It is one of my favorites right up their with The Warriors and Godzilla vs. King Kong.
Each team will ride into New York and face different 'challenges' including a team time trial, bunny hop comp, tattoo checkpoint, bike polo challenge, solo sprints, and more.
Teams must rescue 'The President' and secure the crucial Hartford Summit audio tape and 'Escape From New York' before time is up. While in the movie Snake had 22 hours to complete the mission, your crew will be limited to 4 hours.
I have organized rides like this before, with my kid and business these days I don't have the same time to dedicate so I will be reaching out to the NYC cycling community and sponsors to produce separate aspects of the event. If you love riding/partying with your friends and/or this movie get at me. Or as Snake would say 'I don't give a fuck about your bike ride or your president!!'
Plan to have prizes for best costume, best team, fastest, best spirit, furthest traveled, ironic dialogue, best mixtape, etc.
Teams will need a boombox to compete for top prizes, also will need a bunch of volunteer ‘presidents’ to be ‘rescued’ by various teams.
Victor has agreed to be ‘The Duke’ and yours truly will be filling the role of Halk, LOL.
I started this blog to get the ball rolling, it is going to be a mix of clips, updates, flyers, and random verbalization.
This event is in conjunction with Velo City, being held earlier that day at Kissena Velodrome. Expecting a good out of town turnout, will be giving out some nice prizes including tickets to Guatemala for CMWC and possibly tickets to Atlanta for NACCC