The Supermarket Street Sweep 2010, SMSW 2010 took place this past Saturday at noon here in San Francisco. Two awesome bike ladies Kacey and Jenny Oh, are the wheelwoman power rangers behind this operation alongside photographer Koshi and many volunteers.
“The Supermarket Street Sweep is an annual bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank! For the past four years, hundreds of participants have zipped around the city to local supermarkets and brought back thousands of pounds of food to donate to this wonderful charity.” –supermarketstreetsweep: about
This year I decided I was mentally ready to participate in this. As a lone wolf I often times am, I stopped by a few of years ago, but got a little intimidated (bike wise) by the cargo bikes, thinking I couldn’t carry much or deliver a big load of stuff. But then I saw some pictures later and learned furthermore about it, +I could totally do a food-bank fundraising alley-cat style ride, and so I was stoked to join this year!!
The 2 posters I gave as my contribution for the prices this year, were safe+dry and ready for delivery. Mandatory coffee stop before showing up at noon was a must. I even had a breakfast burrito. Extra bike fuel was necessary this morning.
pamela! her set is here: link
reesie stopped by to take some snaps =)
Katie got first place in the race on road bike. woo!
Nio and everyone, ready to check-in
Jenny y Kacey
Jeremiah y Sasha
mark had the best sox
dingding and off I go!!
This one I wasn’t sure I could do out of memory, as I had already done the whole ride without a map, but if my memory served me right, I remember passing by this Smart and Final many times on multiple random rides. I thanks my good memory.
This was perhpas my favorite spot of the route, as I got to talk to a middle schooler that asked the group about what we were doing. I continued to talk him and his mom for a little bit and it was just a very nice moment. I told him I could totally see him on a bike and he got really shy, it was cute.
This was the stop I learned from my neighbor loaders, that if you have a goal of making a top cargo load, this is the time to do it. Makes sense since it is closest to the final point. Everyone had such crazy big loads and I even saw a trio of guys gobblyish walking down Oakdale because their bikes were just so overloaded. Dammmn awesome!
mi buddy dirty dave
John’s 315lbs! guaooo – this champ got 2nd place for cargo.
heavier items went in the basket, the pasta and such went in the backpack.
Often I like doing stuff alone. And no matter what, you are always surrounded by good people.
dad and son duo. Cooper was the youngest rider and such a fantastic trooper =)
yes finish!! checkin back in with Jenny
deliveries into the food bank
damn RIGHT I ride the hell out of this city.
Rickshaw bagworks is located on 22nd street near Minnesota.
Everyone loves Steven
He won the 1st place in the men’s road alleycat race, before the finish line was even open. Classic.
matthew won a beanie
OK, that is all — thanks to the awesome volunteers, participants and organizers for making this happen. And come all next year, it is fun and the best feeling + great way to spend a Saturday on your bike around the city hauling food, for a good cause.