John Ford helps kick off the 10th Annual SLUG Cat.

10th Annual SLUG Cat Presented By Fat Tire & Mark Miller Subaru @ Saturday Cycles...


The 10th annual SLUG Cat Presented By Fat Tire & Mark Miller Subaru was an excellent way to welcome the warm weather for cyclists across the valley. Rolling into the event, you could feel the excitement as the smell of nearby construction fused with the musky smell of well-used cycling gear.

Local bike shop, Saturday Cycles, hosted the event, which perfectly showed their great space full of good people and quality parts. Pre-race, the event had a fun and carefree vibe, as hardened cycling locals & newbies chatted about everything bicycle-related. 

When the event was underway, people quickly got the clues they needed to find their stops. The area filled with anticipation as groups scanned over the clues to figure out their plan of action for the day.

What was a relaxing afternoon quickly turned into pure excitement as soon as the riders hit the road to stop at designated stops to play mini-games and record their stops.

The day ended with an awards ceremony. Categories included a men’s and women’s division, as well as the cheeky “Dead Fucking Last.”

Dead Fucking Last:
Brandon Smith

Women’s Division:
1st Place: India Alfonso
2nd Place: Aubrey Larsen
3rd Place: Madison Steele

Men’s Division:
1st Place: Clint Campbell
2nd Place: Nick Parent
3rd Place: Luke Gangi-Wellman

If you’re curious to participate in this entertaining race, check out next year’s event to experience the thrill of all a scavenger hunt turned-bike race has to offer.

Thanks to our sponsors, who include Bern Helmets, Bingham Cyclery, Blue Copper Coffee Room, GREENBike, KRCL, Level Nine Sports, Mark Miller Subaru, New Belgium, Pig and a Jelly Jar, Proper Brewing Co., Saturday Cycles, Smith Optics and State Bicycle Co.

Photos by Jovvany Villalobos and Lexi Kiedaisch