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Every year on Thanksgiving Eve, fixed gear cyclists gather at Tempe Beach Park for the highly anticipated Thanksgiving Throwdown. The race has become the biggest alleycat (in terms of riders and prizes) in Arizona and this year was no different.
For Thanksgiving Throwdown V, there were 2 ways riders could score swag. The first was to find one of 14 Ass-Savers hidden around Tempe. The second was for the podium; a tough 4-repeat climb up the infamous 56th Street. Here's how it went down.
This is what the racers were looking for:
This is what they were playing for:
Check out the video from the top of the climb. It's dark but you can hear the agony in their comments and heavy breathing:
Here are the happy prize winners:
Red Hook Crit hooked up a jersey and a bunch of Ass-Savers. Tim won a State Bicycle Co. Wu-Tang Brand Jersey.
The winners of the Knog lights were super stoked!
Who doesn't love Cadence gear?
The Women's Podium:
3rd: Melissa Goodman
2nd: Tori Riemersma
1st: Alissa Albrecht
The Men's Podium:
3rd: Dillon Kennedy
2nd: Scott Jones
1st: Cody Goodman
Aside from this being a really fun event, State Bicycle Co. was able to raise a lot of food for those in need this Holiday season with the canned-food donations from our participants. We want to thank all of those involved from the organizers, the racers, and most of all our sponsors below. Can't wait for Thanksgiving Throwdown VI!