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  • Monster Mash IV – Burlington, Vermont

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    poster by Kyle Sauter

    A couple of my best buds and co-conspirators back in Vermont are putting on the 4th (nearly) annual Monster Mash race. Being semi-homesick and nostalgic towards Burlington, my home of seven years, seeing the invite to the race this morning has already made my day. Even though I won’t be able to make it as I’m still in Shanghai, I’ll definitely be there in spirit and hope to follow along via Snapchat/Instagram. Anyway, enough about how I miss these guys and good ‘ole VT…here are the vitals:

    All hallows gather on the eve of the eve. After a year on the lam MONSTER MASH is back! And back with a VENGEANCE. 

    Meet: 30 Bright St. in the shadows of the loading docks
    Registration: 6pm – 7pm
    Race: 7:15pm
    Finish and after party @ Artsriot
    $5 or $20
    (Wear a costume)

    RSVP on Facebook

    If you’ve ridden this race in the past you may be familiar with the AlleyCat format we have adhered to. This year we promise you some of the same with a few twists lurking in the shadows. Monster Mash IV will be more about the trick and the treat. Don’t make any assumptions; you won’t know what’s coming around the corner.

    Registration will begin at 6pm with a mass start just after 7pm. Bring $5 to race or $13 if you want a t-shirt and poster. We’re not gonna turn anyone away, but the entry fee will help cover costs of the race, treats and prizes for all. Oh, and there will be an after party at Artsriot with prizes awarded for all your favorite categories. 

    Lets be real, wear an awesome costume. It’s going to be dark and scary, so bring a light, front and rear if you got ’em. A lock is not necessary during the race unless you’re worried about leaving your bike un attended for a short period of time, however you may want to have one at the end of the race. We will have a car at the start, and can shuttle your lock and other nicknacks to the end for you. 


    If you’ve come out in the past, you know you’re in for a good time. Check out some photos and whatnot from past years here: Monster Mash Archives


  • Monster Mash 3 Recap

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    Last Saturday the 27th was our third-annual Monster Mash race. I’d first like to thank everyone who came out and raced, we had 41 riders this year! Also, a huge thank you to all our volunteers. We couldn’t have pulled off such an event these past three years if we didn’t have good friends to come race and help us run stops. This year’s race was the latest to start of the three, as our intentions were to “up the spook factor”.

    The route led riders all over Burlington with 14 stops with various activities to be completed at each. If you raced, you surely remember the dance stop on Decatur Street…well, that was recorded! So stay tuned for some footage this week. Other locations included a kids bike ‘cross race in the basement of Bike Recycle Vermont, a write-your-name time bonus on a wall at UVM, and running the bases with your bike on St. Paul & Adams St. The course got a great response from riders, making us jealous year after year that we can’t partake. I saw a bunch of new faces this year too which really got me hyped.

    If you shot any photos that night we’d love to check them out. Just shoot me an email ( See the top 10 results from the race below, take a peek at the route, and check out the stickers from Sticky Brand and the tees from Catalyst.

    **Be sure to come out and race this Saturday at The Great Turkey Chase #5!


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  • Monster Mash 3 – Burlington, Vermont

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    It’s that time of year again folks, the autumn is upon us and we’re proud to be throwing the third-annual Monster Mash alleycat-style race here in Burlington, Vermont. If you’ve been out to the past two races, you know you’re in for a damn good time while ripping through Burlington’s streets, shortcuts and campus pathways. Think you’ve got this race figured out after the last two? Think again. We’ve well-versed in trickery and to say we’ve got some curve-balls coming would be an understatement.

    Registration for the race will be held on October 27th, starting at Metalworks Vermont at 6 PM with the race going off around 7. Make sure you bring a helmet, set front and rear lights, bag, and a good attitude. Oh yeah, you’d better wear a costume too. This year we have support from The Old Spokes Home, Hold Fast, Bailey Works, Death Spray Custom, Outlier, Gary Rothera Cycling Caps, Catalyst Design, Brand New Clothing, Sticky Brand, Wildlife, and Culture Cycles.

    See what the past two Monster Mash’s were like here. *Also, if you’re not into racing but would like to help out we’re in need of some volunteers. We pay in beer, so email us at if you’re down to help!

    RSVP via Facebook!


  • Autumn Alleycats


    Today’s October 1st, which means Halloween alleycat and tweed ride season is upon us. This month in Burlington we have The Herringbone Tweed Ride and Monster Mash 3 coming up with the ride taking place on the 21st and the race on the 27th – so mark your calendars! We’ll be releasing more info on each this week. In the mean time, check out this lovely illustration.


    art via Urban Cyclist Worldwide

  • Monster Mash 2011: Battery Street Jeans Stop

    Battery Street Jeans Monster Mash Stop

    First of all I’d like to apologize for the lack of activity lately – I’ve been busy moving again! Still in Burlington, but now I’ve got a lakeside view and cheaper rent. Kathryn from Battery Street Jeans here in Burlington, Vermont sent a bunch of photos over from their stop at this year’s Monster Mash – that mask is awesome, and Bill looks dashing as always. The full album will be available on the Facebook page – thanks again Kathryn for documenting the madness. See a few more below.


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  • Monster Mash 2: 2nd Round of Photos

    Culture Cycles Monster Mash Alleycat

    So, you’ve seen Ed’s shots – now have a look at some photos Hunt, Chris, and I shot with Hunt’s camera. As soon as I got down to Metalworks Saturday, I knew I had everything I meant to bring except my own camera…oops. If you shot any photos and want to share them, shoot me an email! Thanks again everyone for an awesome MM2.

    Full album is up on our Facebook for your easy viewing.


  • Monster Mash 2: Results and 1st Round of Photos

    Monster Mash 2 Culture Cycles Burlington Vermont

    Cyrus dressed up as Hunt for Halloween. p: Ed Doyle

    Firstly-thanks to everyone who raced, volunteered and was a part of our second-annual Monster Mash! Also, thanks to the guys at Metalworks for letting us use their lot and leaving a key for Hunt. We had a great turnout again this year, mild temperatures (unlike last years rain/snow) and an overall perfect night for thrashing the streets of Burlington.

    I’d like to especially thank our volunteers this year; we had a few last-minute helping hands come on board and without y’all we wouldn’t have been able to pull this off nearly as smoothly.

    And of course, thanks to our great sponsors! We had extremely generous prize donations from Maglianero and Michael at JDK, Dean “Blotto” Gray, Glenn at The Old Spokes Home, Hold Fast outta Brooklyn, Outlier, and JAQK Apparel. Thanks everyone!

    These photos come to us courtesy of Ed Doyle- He was kind enough to drop this batch off last night and he sure snagged some gems, thanks Ed. Stay tuned for more photos coming this week.

    Have a look at the top finishers below and Ed’s full album at Facebook.


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  • To Hell and Back: Nashville

    Prolly posted this promo video for a Halloween Alleycat going down in Nashville on the 29th. You know what else is on the 29th? It’s not in Nashville and it’s not gonna be like riding through hell; it’s the Monster Mash 2! Had to share this as it reminded me of the Mash immediately.