Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thank You All For Another Great Year!



Thank you again for making this year's Sweep another spectacular year! The San Francisco and Marin Food Banks appreciates all of the hard work you put in today that will really help out families in need all over the Bay Area. 

149 Racers brought in 10,615 pounds of food! Back in 2008, 150 racers brought in 5,226 lbs. So we doubled that figure today with nearly the same amount of people, so high fives all around! And we broke our previous overall total record to date of 7,990 lbs. of food, which was set back in 2011 with 201 racers. And we also raised a staggering $14,222 with our "Dollars to Dinners" fundraising category, which is also our biggest total to date! (Plus additional donations were made on Saturday, with more coming in!)



A big thanks goes out to our volunteers, as we couldn't have run our event without your valuable assistance (who also braved the cold for several hours): Rebecca Gerber (Speed Category Captain), Kearstin Dischinger, Heather Knape w/ Gus & Lily; Erika Padilla Morales, Lauren Peck, Sarah Powers, Danny Snyder, Yuko Chapman (Cargo Category Captain), Zach Bass, Shawn Hatfield, Ted Ketai, Sasha Magee, Adam Schwarz, Mike Spencer. 

Props to rideSFO / Bicycle Fabrications for hosting the after party again this year! And thanks to Bicycle Bahn Mi for providing delicious eats and 21st Amendment for serving up their fine beer. All cash proceeds from the beer will be donated to the SF & Marin Food Banks as well. 

And a HUGE thank you to my fellow co-organizers Kacey O'Kelly, Jonathan Koshi and Spencer Mike for coordinating another fantastic Sweep! 

FUNDRAISING CATEGORY WINNERS: (via FirstGiving)

BRAD SIMERAL: $12,347 (and he brought in 751 lbs. of food after 4PM)
Gitane City Link Bicycle from the Spoke Cyclery; (2) Huckleberry Bicycles $25 Gift Certificates; Sports Basement $25 Gift Certificate; Levi's Commuter Shorts; Chuey Cap; Selle San Marco Cap; Mission Bicycle Gloves; Sheila Moon Arm Warmers; Sweep T-shirt printed by theloinsf; Beta Brand Pants; Urban Velo Coozy; Velocity Water Bottle Cage

BRIDGET MAY: $925 (through Indiegogo)
Chrome Bag; Swrve $25 Gift Certificate; Plemons Straps & Holster; Freedom Saddle; Sports Basement $25 Gift Certificate; Chuey Cap; Selle San Marco Cap; Chuey Cap; Sweep T-shirt printed by theloinsf; Urban Velo Coozy; Velocity Water Bottle Cage

SEAN SEVILLA: $700
Chrome Bag; Broakland T-shirt; Freedom Saddle; Bicycle Coffee Gift Certificate; Sports Basement $25 Gift Certificate; Chuey Cap; Selle San Marco Cap; Chuey Cap; Sweep T-shirt printed by theloinsf; Urban Velo Coozy; Velocity Water Bottle Cage

JONATHAN KOSHI: $485* (declined prize as co-organizer)

ALVIN CHEN: $350 
Boombotix; Manifesto $25 Gift Certificate; Wool Cap; Chuey Cap; Sellen San Marco Cap; Sweep T-shirt printed by theloinsf; Urban Velo Coozy; Velocity Water Bottle Cage

DIAN XIAO: $160 
Chuey Cap; Selle San Marco Cap; Velocity LV Rims

TOTAL: $14,222 - our biggest total to date!


CARGO CATEGORY (WOMEN) WINNERS:

1st: BRIDGET MAY - 247 LBS.
Xtracycle Edge-Runner Frameset; Chuey Cap; Mission Bicycle $25 Gift Certificate; Ritual Coffee Gift Box; Osmo Nutrition Drink Mix; Ahrens Wisecracker Lite; Urban Velo Coozy; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; 

2: SACHA IELMORINI - 174 LBS.
Chrome Bag; Shimano Pedals/Shoes; Chuey Cap; Wald Rack; Mission Bicycle Fenders; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

3: VALKYRIE SAVAGE - 134 LBS.
Chuey Cap; Mission Bicycle $25 Gift Certificate; Sheila Moon Knickers; DZR Shoes; Selle San Marco Cap; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

4: MAY WOO - 91 LBS.
Sheila Moon Skort & Knee Warmers; Alite Chair; alloneword Cap; Chuey Cap; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

5: ELLEN ROBINSON - 73 LBS.
Orqo Merino Wool Warmers; Alite Chair; Plemons Straps and Holster; allonewordcap; Chuey Cap; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

Mayumi Yoshida - 63 lbs.
Kyrha Gutierrez - 58 lbs. 
Jenn Gross - 45 lbs. 
Beckie Wood - 37 lbs. 
Brooke Ray Smith - 27 lbs. 
Nancy Howell - 26 lbs. 
Margo - 22 lbs.
Arena Reed - 22 lbs.
Doreen - 22 lbs.

CARGO CATEGORY (MEN) WINNERS:



1st: LIAM CASEY - 796 LBS.
SOMA Fabrication Pickup Artist; Pedal Revolution Knee Warmers; Ritual Coffee; Osmo Nutrition Mix; Chuey Cap; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

2: SEAN SEVILLA. - 632 LBS.
Chrome Bag; Shimano Pedals/Shoes; Mission Bicycle Fenders & $25 Gift Certificate; Freight Baggage Road Soda & Holster; Chuey Cap; Ritual Coffee; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

3: MAX HUNTER - 422 LBS.
DZR Shoes; Chuey Cap; Selle San Marco Cap; Mission Bicycle $25 Gift Certificate; Ritual Coffee; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Freight Baggage Road Soda & Holster; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

4: DYAMI SERNA - 406 LBS.
Sheila Moon Hoodie & Arm Warmers; Alite Chair; Salsa Knee Warmers; Mission Bicycle Gloves; Chuey Cap; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

5: ALVIN CHEN - 284 LBS.
Orqo Merino Wool Warmers; Sheila Moon Arm Warmers; Alite Chair; Chuey Cap; Mission Bicycle Gloves; Freedom Saddle; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

Sean C. - 277 lbs.
Fritz - 246 lbs. 
Jun & Charlotte - 245 lbs. 
Kell McKenzie - 224 lbs.
Brian Koss - 198 lbs. 
Eric Rabinowitz - 195 lbs.
Steve Lok - 192 lbs.
Evan Sarna - 185 lbs.
Aus Lacroix - 171 lbs.
Fred Moyer - 163 lbs.
Kaveh Astaneh - 157 lbs. 
Max Davis - 150 lbs.
Ben Macken - 136 lbs.
Dennis Lee - 122 lbs.
David Glasser - 109 lbs.
Evan S. - 105 lbs. 
George Pavlov - 95 lbs. 
Nate C. - 82 lbs.
Dominic - 81 lbs. 
Chris Le - 75 lbs. 
Mark Wheeler - 67 lbs. 
Jeff Trull - 53 lbs. 
Arthur Corpuz - 45 lbs. 
Oliver Newland - 44 lbs. 
Tanner Marcoida - 41 lbs.
Seth Sternglanz - 40 lbs.
Nicholas F. - 40 lbs. 
William Hsu - 38 lbs.
Colin W. - 38 lbs.
Wilson Tai - 36 lbs.
Jason Trager - 26 lbs. 
Aris Oates - 25 lbs. 
Frankie Burton - 25 lbs.
Alejandro - 24 lbs. 
Eric Downing - 24 lbs.
Sprocket Downing - 23 lbs.
P. Shea - 23 lbs. 
Scott Limanek - 23 lbs.
Eric Long - 22 lbs.
Neil Hebert - 22 lbs.

SPEED CATEGORY (WOMEN) WINNERS: 

1st: CHRISTINA PECK - 230 pts. (3 hrs., 48 minutes)
Bare Knuckle Frame; Bailey Works Bag; Shimano Bar & Stem Gift Certificate; Selle San Marco Saddle & Cap; Chuey Cap; Rapha Water Bottle; Osmo Nutrition Drink Mix; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

2: KATIE STYER - 210 pts. (3 hrs., 48 minutes)
Rapha Backpack & Water Bottle; Cedar Cycling Jersey Gift Certificate; Selle San Marco Saddle & Cap; Chuey Cap; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

3: SAM BELL - 210 pts. (3 hrs., 48 minutes) 
Nona Varnado Dress; Rapha Saddlebag & Water Bottle; Freight Baggage Hip Pack; Chuey Cap; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

4: JENN CHAN - 210 pts. (3 hrs., 54 minutes)* 
Nona Varnado 'Hipster' Accessory; Freedom Saddle; Sheila Moon Cap; Chuey Cap; Rapha Water Bottle; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Ritual Coffee; alloneword cap; Lezyne Fenders; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite
(Jenn later realized her points had been mis-counted for 190 pts., which would have actually put her in 5th)

5: RACHEL HSU - 200 pts. (3 hrs., 52 minutes)
Sheila Moon Hoodie & Arm Warmers; Kass Art Print; alloneword Cap; Chuey Cap; Urban Velo Coozy; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

Leah Ricci - 180 pts. (3:41)
Mei Yan - 180 pts. (3:43)
Kellie Su - 170 pts. (3:34)
Chava Kronenberg - 150 pts. (3:41)
Jacky Schuler - 130 pts. (3:46)
Nuala Sawyer - 100 pts. (2:30) #1
Jessica Lanham - 100 pts. (2:30) #2
Erin Durkee - 100 pts. (3:09)
Dian Xiao - 90 pts. (3:24)
Elsia Kim - 90 pts. (3:30)
Melanie Garza - 90 pts. (3:38) #1
Colleen Dudley - 90 pts. (3:38) #2
Alice K. - 90 pts. (3:38) #3
Lindsay Fromm - 90 pts. (3:49)
Caroline Kessler - 70 pts. (3:24)
Christina Munoz - 70 pts. (3:44)
Lauren M. - 50 pts. (3:18)
Savannah Tracy - 50 pts. (3:18) 


SPEED CATEGORY (MEN) WINNERS: 

1st: ZACH MORVANT - 240 pts.  (3 hrs., 54 minutes)
Swobo Otis Bicycle; Archive Backpack; Rapha Water Bottle; Chuey Cap; Selle San Marco Saddle & Cap; Shimano Bar & Stem Gift Certificate; Swrve $25 Gift Certificate; Osmo Nutrition Drink Mix; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

2: JUSTIN PLUE - 230 pts. (3 hrs., 45 minutes)
White Industries Hub Set; Rapha Backpack & Water Bottle; Swrve $25 Gift Certificate; Chuey Cap; Mission Bicycle Gloves; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

3: ADAM SHAPIRO - 230 pts. (3 hrs., 46 minutes)
Selle San Marco Saddle; Chuey Cap; Rapha Saddlebag & Water Bottle; Swrve $25 Gift Certificate; Freight Baggage Hip Back; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

4: GREG MCQUAID - 210 pts. (3 hrs., 42 minutes) 
Rapha Minibag & Water Bottle; Selle San Marco Saddle & Cap; Chuey Cap; Ritual Coffee; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Urban Velo Coozy; Ahrens Bicycle Wisecracker Lite

5: CHRIS PHIPPS - 210 pts. (3 hrs., 43 minutes) 
Sheila Moon Arm Warmers; Chuey Cap; Lezyne Fenders; Broakland T-shirt; Ritual Coffee; Velocity Water Bottle Cage; Selle San Marco Cap; Urban Velo Coozy

Jan Weissenberger - 210 pts. (3:43) #2
Zach Sorensen - 210 pts. (4:00)
Chris Hart - 200 pts. (3:50) #1
Peter Tennessen - 200 pts. (3:50) #2
Andreas Faass - 200 pts. (3:50) #3
Nathan Hurst - 200 pts. (3:50) #4
Alan Schoen - 200 pts. (3:51)
Sam Newman - 200 pts.(3:51)
Jeremiah Steele - 200 pts. (3:54)
James Grady - 190 pts. (3:39)
Nick Vandehey - 190 pts. (3:45)
Jon Moldover - 190 pts. (3:53) #1
Ryan Gerlach - 190 pts. (3:53)  #2
Eric Greenwood - 190 pts. (3:53) #3
Turner Kirk - 190 pts. (3:53) #4
Louis E. - 190 pts. (3:53) #5
Alan Barbaran - 180 pts. (3:41)
Carlos Balam - 180 pts. (3:43)
Kyle Raymond - 180 pts. (3:46)
Matt Ducot - 170 pts. (3:33)
Nathan Dushman - 170 pts. (3:49)
Jason Thorpe - 170 pts. (3:49)
Peter Colijn - 170 pts. (3:49)
Kevin Cheng - 160 pts. (3:53)
Joel Angel Juarez - 150 pts. (3:36)
Xton - 150 pts. (3:40) #1
Matthew Blain - 150 pts. (3:40) #2
Adam Gerhart - 150 pts. (3:40) #3
Tim Gross - 150 pts. (3:46)
Navi Thach - 150 pts. (4:00)
Adam Dubinsky - 150 pts. (4:00)
Ian Morrison - 140 pts. (3:40)
M. Thomas - 140 pts. (3:50)
David Hansen - 140 pts. (3:56)
Hoa Pham - 140 pts. (3:57)
Nick Birth - 110 pts. (3:41)
Ben Yusa - 100 pts. (2:30) #1
Matt O'Donnell - 100 pts. (2:30) #2
Kurtz - 100 pts. (2:30) #3
GJ Bryan - 100 pts. (2:30) #4
Isaac Silverman - 100 pts. (3:09) #1
Ramon Solis - 100 pts. (3:09) #2
Herb Bool - 100 pts. (3:16)
Robbie Wedler - 90 pts. (3:24)
Michael Oregon - 90 pts. (3:30)
Gabe Dorita - 70 pts. (3:22)
Francisco G. - 70 pts. (3:24)
Max Hill - 70 pts. (3:55)
Will Spangler - 70 pts. (3:56)
Patrick Thurmer - 50 pts. (3:23)
Ukiah Pearson - 10 pts. (1:01)


And while we're sad that some folks came in after the 4PM cut-off time or were missing receipts, we'd like to recognize their amazing efforts!

SPECIAL MENTIONS

Denise Grey - 22 lbs.; Johann Koenig - 137 lbs.; John Grey - 22 lbs.; Loren O'Hara - 160 pts. (4:16pm)


Feel free to share/view photos of the event at our Flickr group, and Koshi will be posting rider portraits soon. 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dear Xtracycle, We Can't Thank You Enough.

The Street Sweep wouldn't quite be the same without the support of http://www.xtracycle.com/, a local company focused on sustainable transportation. They've provided kits and framesets for our top cargo winners every year. This year's cargo winner will be getting a gift certificate for an Edgerunner frameset. Check out the photos on Flickr. Did you know that people are really into their Xtracycles? There are some impressive examples here. Also check out this crazy video, and my personal favorite, Can you wheelie an Edgerunner? You'll have to watch this video to find out...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Kudos to Our Sponsors!

Petaluma-based White Industries sends us a sweet pair of hubs every year; this year they gave us a T-11 hubset in stunning green.

These boxes are cleverly-packaged gift certificates from DZR Shoes, which operates out of downtown San Francisco. DZR makes stylish and practical cycling shoes, designed with an urban aesthetic but made for clipless cycling.

Archive Bags are handmade in San Francisco by long-time Supermarket Street Sweep friend, Victor. Not only does Victor make clean, durable gear, he has played an integral role in Street Sweeps of the past.

Another longtime sponsor, Mission Bicycle threw in 4 gift cards, 4 pairs of gloves, and 4 neat portable fenders.

Every year we get a box from Italy full of Selle San Marco saddles. They are always a hit on the prize table. They also threw in some caps too!

You can't really leave your house in San Francisco without seeing a Freight Bag. Handmade in San Francisco, these bags are super durable and thoughtfully constructed. This year we're awarding 2 utility kits, including a hip pack, phone holster, and road soda.

Pedal Revolution is a non-profit bike shop in the Mission, and they also support the Sweep year after year. This year they threw in a large basket and some knee warmers.

Last but not least, we've also got some gorgeous leather footstraps and lock holsters from Plemons Co. Handmade in San Francisco, these straps are simply beautiful. They can be found in many local shops, through Freight's online store, and through their recently redesigned website. We really appreciate that this super tiny business is able to support us!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: alloneword, Cedar Cycling, Chuey Brand and Swobo

(4) lovely caps arrived from alloneword this week (with bells on!) and some lucky winners will be riding off in style this Saturday!


The fine lads of Cedar Cycling have kicked in a gift certificate for one of their amazing Merino wool jerseys! Thanks, guys!
Our dear friend Chuey made us a huge pile of caps to give away this year! And if you'd like to help him out, visit his YouCaring.com page.


Swobo has donated one of their awesome Otis bikes to the Sweep this year! Thanks to our Colorado cycling peeps and to Huckleberry Bicycles for building it up!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight: Rapha

A big thank you to Rapha for donating a big box of swag this year as prizes! They sent us (2) backpacks; (1) essentials case; (2) seat packs and (8) water bottles! Some lucky winners will be riding around in style!


Sponsor Spotlight: Chinook Books Bay Area

Fantastic news! Chinook Books Bay Area is sponsoring us with 200 coupon books this year! We'll hand them out at the start - maybe you'll even find some coupons you can use right away on race day. Thank you for this wonderful donation!