SFBMA Chili Cooking Contest #2 and Party

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Jan 082015


Come out and join the SFBMA for our annual holiday party this Saturday, Jan. 10th, at 19 Heron St. Party starts around 6pm. We`ll be having the Chili Cooking Contest #2, so bring your best chili, a bowl, and a spoon. The best chili gets a cash prize! Get drunk and take a swing at the pinata that`s loaded with booze and prizes.

Bike Messengers Who Come to Race Like Hell

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Oct 182014

Photo: Alex Washburn / Element.ly

Photo: Alex Washburn / Element.ly

Until this past weekend, bike messengers to me were those crazy guys dodging around my SUV in traffic with ripped thighs and sick tattoos oozing a coolness that took me back to my High School days and made me feel awkward and insecure.
After attending the Quake City Rumble bike messenger event this weekend? Well, they still have ripped thighs and sick tattoos, but I also realized they have a camaraderie amongst them you wouldn’t believe, that there are more lady bike messengers than you can imagine, and that they’re all unnecessarily nice to intruders with cameras who don’t know anything about bikes.

Read Alexandria Washburn`s full article about her experience at QCR 2014.

QCR XI Info:

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Sep 262014



Friday, October 10:

Race to Registration 6 PM One Post

Registration from 7-10PM at Benders (19th street @ South Van Ness)


Saturday, October 11All events running in and out of the Panhandle in SF

Late registration in the Panhandle 11 AM

Main race starts at noon!

7:30 PM- Messenger Masquerade (prom/costume party) 19 Heron St., featuring bands and beers. Bands TBA


Sunday, October 12:

The Mountain Lion, coursed by 2013’s winner, Chas of TCB. Starting point TBA

BBQ hosted by NorCal Courier, location TBA


Monday, October 13A Day in Oakland (because let’s be honest, who can afford SF anymore?)

Group ride with Kell WOB, starting time and location TBA

The East Bay’s own Pedal Express will host an alleycat from WOB Hill in Lake Merritt, time TBA.


QCR 2014 Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt (while supplies last) and registration package, entrance to all events, and BBQ. If you don’t wish to register, you must pay entry to each event in which you’d like to particpate, and you won’t reap the benefits of free food/beer. Quake City Rumble is the annual fundraiser for the SFBMA.

QCR 11 Sponsors!

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Sep 032014

Hey everyone, here is an up-to-date list of sponsors for QCR 2014 (October 10-13, SF)

Plemons Co.
Pabst Blue Ribbon
King Kog
Phil Wood
Mission Bicycle
Citizen Chain
Ahrens Bicycles
Clif Bar
Bagaboo (Hungary)
Xtra Cycle
Sheila Moon
Huckleberry Bicycles
The Loin
Warm Planet
Cool Caps Co.
Benny Gold
All Hail The Black Market
Mission Workshop
Mash SF

Get pumped, we’re going to have some fun this year.

Quake City Rumble 11

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Aug 312014

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Hey everyone, it’s happening! Come on out Columbus Day weekend to SF. We’ve got the usual format- Friday night race to registration, Saturday races all day, and the Mountain Lion on Sunday. It’s a holiday weekend, so there will be more fin in store on Monday- in Oakland!

Check in here soon, we will have more details, times, locations, and sponsors!

Quake City Rumble 2012

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Jun 262012
Quake City Rumble SF Alleycat

This year’s Rumble will be going on from June 29-July 1, and will cost $25 for the whole weekend. This includes a t-shirt, registration packet, entry into all applicable races, beer, and BBQ.
Individual races cost $5/each (with the exception of the Mountain Lion, which is $10.)

Pre Party! Thursday, 6/28 7:30 PM

Goldsprints at Gestalt on 16th St. between Valencia and Guererro. This is a FREE pre-event for QCR. Come hang out with the organizers and have some fun!

Friday, June 29:

Friday Night Race to Registration 6/29 One Post 6 PM

Registration is at Pushbike from 6-9 PM, sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon! Go drink at Benders after- there will be PBR drink specials for participants!

Saturday 6/30:

Late registration begins at 11:30 AM at Potrero del Sol Park! All Saturday events will run out of Potrero del Sol!

The Second QCR Ladies Race begins at High Noon!

Dumptruck hosts a race at 3 o’clock PM

5:30 PM Sardine’s Time Trial

Pop-up races will be occuring throughout the day- these races are part of QCR but will be thrown at unannounced times. If you’re in the park, get ready to race!

Sunday, 7/1:

The Mountain Lion at high noon, start will be at Castro and Duncan in the open space. This year’s race will be put together by last year’s winner: CHAS!!!

We will be BBQing ALL DAY in Marx Meadows, sponsored by some of SF’s finest independent courier companies! Norcal Courier, Zoom, Godspeed, Cricket, Espresso, Center City Delivery, Spirit Courier, Cupid, Docket Rocket… Thank you!

There may be some mini bike races, perhaps some frisbee golf, there will be fun, excitement, and PRIZES FOR OUR WINNERS!

Are you excited yet? Let’s have some fun!

2012 Sponsors:

Affinity Cycles
All City Cycles
Archive Bags
Bailey Works
Benny Gold
Bike Jerks
Box Dog Bikes
Burro Bags
Chuey Brand
Freewheel Hayes
Freight Baggage
Harlot Clothing Co.
the Loin
Mixie x Fydelity
Mission Bicycle Co.
Orange 20
Pabst Blue Ribbon
PAC Designs
Pedal Pushers
Pedaler Clothing
Phil Wood
Rickshaw Bags
Ride Above
Ritual Coffee Roasters
Sheila Moon
Spoke Cyclery
Trash Bags
Ube’s Ice Cream Shop
Urban Velo
Under the Weather
Zero Per Gallon