We arent allowed to tell you about Dagger Deathrace II. In fact, organizers would probably prefer it if you werent reading this, particularly if youre a po-po. Why? Because DDR is a crazy-ass underground urban bicycle race (a.k.a. an alleycat) that will take to the streets on Friday, October 31. Its a little like Fight Club in the sense that people involved with the event are keeping their lips sealed. Theyve even got a code phrase to identify others in their scene.
Heres what else we know: Teams of two will depart in furiously fast fashion from an unknown starting point, engaging in a scavenger-hunt-like bike race. Many will be on fixed-gear cycles (single-speed, direct-drive rides popular with bike messengers). Theyll hit several checkpoints and participate in whacked-out challenges (last years event included chugging beers and hot sauce and getting rubbings off gravestones at Tempe Butte Cemetery). The top finishers will secure prizes from Sabre Sunglasses, Vans, F.B.M., and Dong Bong.
Fri., Oct. 31, 2008