Music City Cycling (Keith, Candice, and I), along with The Nashville Bicycle Lounge and Halcyon Bike Shop, hosted the Music City Cycling Cannonball this past Saturday, Nov 13th. The event kicked off with an alley cat beginning at Halcyon Bike Shop and ending at the Nashville Bicycle Lounge for an after party and sprint races. Continue reading for more photos and the full recap of the night. All photos by Ryan Green.
Despite the rain, we still had a great turnout and got a lot of great feedback on the course; I’m pumped it was a fun ride, guys! Chris Callis took first in the alley cat, winning a Seagull messenger bag, with Nathan and Max in second and third respectively, both taking home Burro hip bags. Once the racers started arriving at the Bike Lounge, the after party and sprint races began. Things started to get pretty competitive, and we had a lot of great match-ups! Tyler Walker (aka Methdad) took out the seemingly unbeatable Neil to win first place, taking home the Golden Saddle and Brev M golden wheelset; Neil took second, winning the EighthInch golden drop bars. Art finished in third place, however, he posted the top time of the whole night!
Another major part of the after party was our fundraiser raffle to purchase children’s bikes for Toys for Tots. We sold raffle tickets and gave out tons of prizes non-stop all night, including a complete bike donated by the Bicycle Lounge, a wheelset donated by Halcyon, a jersey donated by Chrome Bags, SkullyBoom Boomboxes, an insane amount of apparel from Coal Headwear, and so much more! By the end of the night we had raised nearly $700! We even had a visit from the Nashville Pedal Tavern, who provided free rides around 5 Points, and donated half of their sign-ups for the night to the fundraiser! We also had free beer, provided by Yazoo Brewing Company, and free Red Bull to get us all through the late night. Overall, the event was a huge success! Big thanks to Green Fleet for being the top donor of the night! I also want to thank all of our generous sponsors for supporting the event as well as every one who participated; we couldn’t have made all of this happen without you.
1st – Chris Callis
2nd – Nathan Wahlman
3rd – Max Otterland
1st – Tyler Walker
2nd – Neil Fronheiser
3rd – Art Arcinas