SLUG Cat racers head out from Saturday Cycles towards the first stop of the race. Photo: @theandyfitz

SLUG Cat 2018


Saturday, May 26th marked the 6th annual SLUG Cat bike race in downtown Salt Lake City. The SLUG Cat is their take on an alley cat race (an unsanctioned urban bike race), with the added twist of making it a scavenger hunt with tasks and games at each station. The race included 10 stops, and the challenges included everything from bobbing for apples at Mountain West Hard Cider to playing Slapjack with giant cards at Pig and a Jelly Jar! The race left from Saturday Cycles at the north end of downtown and headed to SLUG headquarters, where the participants were given their copy of the latest SLUG bike issue. Inside each issue were clues related to each subsequent stop. We saw 20 participants start the race and awards were given to the top 3 in the men’s and women’s categories, with excellent prizes for the top finishers—including a bicycle! The women’s winner won a city cruiser bike from New Belgium Brewing, and the men’s winner received SLUG’s beloved “lunch-getter” cruiser that has been a part of the office for many years. Congratulations to all of the participants, and a heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors in this year’s event.

Photos: @theandytiz