On Saturday, June 27, SLC cyclists donned their masks and rallied together at Saturday Cycles to compete in the
8th Annual SLUG Cat Presented By ! New Belgium Brewing and Sparrow Electric
Given only a manifest of clues and a copy of
SLUG Mag’s 8th Annual Bike Issue, riders were off to solve riddles and and compete in challenges ranging from trivia questions at SLUG‘s station to throwing tires at the GREENbike . Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective
Not even the blazing sun could stop the riders from giving it their all in this scavenger hunt–style race. Their hard work was rewarded with a free slice of ’za courtesy of
and some schwag from our incredible sponsors. Lucky Slice
SLUG Magazine would like to thank all of the sponsors that made this year’s
SLUG Cat possible: Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, , Bingham Cyclery , Blue Copper Coffee , Dented Brick Distillery , The Gateway GREENbike, Lucky Slice Pizza, , Mountain West Hard Cider New Belgium Brewing, , Pig & A Jelly Jar Saturday Cycles, Sparrow Electric, and . Waterpocket Distillery
8th Anual SLUG Cat Winners:
Men’s winning riders: 1st Place
Davey Davis, 2nd Place Max Hoag, 3rd Place Matty Coles
Women’s winning riders: 1st Place
Kenna O, 2nd Place Britton Hatch, 3rd Place Anna Bugbee & Kara Hastings
Dead Fucking Last:
Music: Feelin’ Good by The Makeways
Video: Landon Adams
All photos: Morgan Keller and Joelle Bleiman
The women’s winners gathered together for a celebratory photo shoot.
Photo: Joelle Bleiman
Products were vigorously chucked from the SLUG office balcony.
Product toss is like “Three Flies Up” for adults.
Free gear for everyone!
8th Annual SLUG Cat participants dance at the event’s closing party.
From left to right: Matty Coles, 3rd place; Davey Davis, 1st place; Max Hoag, 2nd place;
All smiles—well, sort of, as the men’s category winners pose down.
The top three men’s category finishers celebrate their newfound glory.
Third place men’s finisher Matty Coles holds up his prize for the world to see.
Encouraged by the crowd, 1st place men’s finisher Davey Davis prepares for a stunt.
Davey Davis triumphantly takes his bike by the frame and hurdles an unsuspecting sign.
It’s good to have the whole
SLUG Cat gang together.
This parking lot and SLUG tent were home base for the day.
A queue of hungry SLUG Cat participants forms at the Lucky Slice truck.
Some fresh looking bikes, with even fresher looking riders.
A tight-knit group of bikes and riders? Yep, that’s the SLUG Cat.
SLUG Cat bikes come in all colors and styles.
A pair of riders, numbers 85 and 83, on the scene at the 8th Annual SLUG Cat.
No chair? No problem. The bike is all I need.
Riders gather around as the SLUG Cat festivities reach their peak.
A crew of riders clearly share a love of cycling.
There’s nothing like two wheels on the pavement.
Joseph Williams, of Dead Fucking Last award-winning fame, peddles home after the 8th Annual SLUG Cat.
When the sweat starts pourin’, it’s time to start hydratin’.
Curb-side hangouts are a standard at SLUG Cat.
SLUG Cat riders don masks as they prepare to ride on.
All footwear is good footwear for riding at SLUG Cat.
Cycling and camaraderie go hand in hand.
A pair of SLUG Cat buddies have no need for handlebars.
Some of the top SLUG Cat finishers engage in bike talk while perched on the ground.
Kenna O, 1st place finisher in the women’s category, sits on the sidewalk with her speedy road cycle.
We get by with a little help locking up our bikes from our friends.
Riders kept their race numbers and good energy on display.
Kenna O and & Davey Davis, 1st place finishers in the women’s and men’s categories respectively, enjoy the sensation of victory.
Salt Lake City summers are hot, and cold drinks were plentiful.
Proper dismount technique is demonstrated by a SLUG Cat rider.
A rider mid-SLUG Cat. The picture of focus.
SLUG Cat volunteers kept the energy alive and well.
A trusty, two-wheeled steed lying in waiting.
Britton Hatch, 2nd place finisher in the women’s category, rides on with determination.
SLUG Cat participants hang out near the check-in booth.
Davey Davis, 1st place finisher in the men’s category, powers up with Oreos and a sip of water.
Groups of SLUG Cat attendees make conversation in front of the SLUG office.
The volunteer squad working hard while the Gateway looms large in the background.
A lively crew of SLUG Cat volunteers hangin’ together.
SLUG Cat sponsors were on the scene keeping it real.
The crew behind the Lucky Slice Pizza counter came prepared with the good stuff.
The Lucky Slice Pizza-mobile supplied the food for hungry racers.
Thank you to Pig & A Jelly Jar, one of many 8th Annual SLUG Cat sponsors.
It’s good to hang out in the shade during the heat of a Salt Lake City June.
A SLUG Cat volunteer represents SLUG in front of the SLC Bicycle Collective.
Dead Fucking Last and proud! Joseph Williams basks in the SLUG Cat glory.
Nick Sorenson proudly displaying his prize after guessing how many Blue Copper Coffee beans were in the jar.