Wet and wild weekend at the track
Puma has been hosting a track series in three different cities. It started in LA, then Chicago and finally ended in NYC. The idea of the events, which was mostly created by Squid (Team PUMA nyc) and John Campo, was to give messengers a chance to win tickets to the 2006 Cycle Messenger World Championships in Sydney Australia. Airfare alone to this event would cost upwards of $1,700 a piece so this was a huge prize to win. The VeloCity Tour was created. This weekend was a chance for NYC's hardest to show their stuff at the Kissena Park velodrome where lots of urban riders have been racing over the summer. The competition was tough featuring 4916 of which Alex took home a ticket in LA. Also Godspeed Messengers from Boston, Puma, Trackstar and some hotshots out there on their own.
Full standings will probably be available soon on the velocity tour website.
For now, here are some pictures on my flickr page from Day 1.
More pictures and video to come including the last minute 6 pack race which decided the best team of the competition.
Chicago VeloCity group shot.
Here is a photo page from Onesixfive from the VeloCity tour in Chicago-July 29th & 30th