Speed Demons

Put on your most ghoulish Halloween costume, strap on a helmet, and get on your bike, because the Life After Death Race is hitting the mean streets of downtown Phoenix and pitting racers against each other for the glory of a race win.

The second annual solo scavenger hunt and alley cat race costs $5 to enter, but you’ll have eight different chances to earn a title and the prizes that go along with it. Best costume, hardest partier, and first place out-of-towner are just some of the ways to win. Since the street race takes place at night, organizers recommend participants bring bike lights and a flashlight, as well as a backpack, to complete the race and hunt safely.

The Life After Death race will be terrorizing the streets of downtown Phoenix beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, October 31. The race kicks off at Margaret T. Hance Park,1202 North Third Street, and will finish at the race’s after party spot, which will be announced via the Life After Death Race II Facebook event page. Get details at

Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., 2014
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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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