24 Hours of Fun
277 teams competing, with odd bikes, "Godfather" scenes and of course, tattoos. Our photos capture the Riverwest 24 bicycle race.
A heavy downpour greeted riders just before the Riverwest 24 began, but spirits remained high, and at 7 p.m. sharp 1,000 riders began the 24-hour bicycle competition. This year, 277 teams competed for the coveted ice trophy. Teams compete in four major categories: solo, tandem, A Team (2 – 6 riders sharing one bicycle) and B Team (2 -6 riders). Points are awarded for laps completed, 23 bonus checkpoints, and for getting a Riverwest 24 tattoo. This year one bonus checkpoint had riders acting out scenes from the Godfather while another had them riding a scooter through an obstacle course ending with a dousing of glitter. This race isn’t about Spandex and Gatorade.
In fact team Tripp’n The Fatty Boombastic rode a Milwaukee made Schlick Cycles fat-bike to first place in A Team category. They won with 61 laps (280 miles) and 47 bonus points for a total score of 108.
Our photos capture many of these bikes, riders, checkpoints, and all of the fun that is the Riverwest 24.