8th Annual SLUG Cat!
8th Annual SLUG Cat!

SLUG Magazine is back this summer to present its 8th Annual SLUG Cat Presented By New Belgium Brewing, in conjunction with the release of SLUG’s Bike issue, out now anyplace cool! The race will take place on Saturday, June 27 with registration starting 4 p.m. at Saturday Cycles and a 5 p.m. start time for the race.

Every summer, SLUG hosts the alleycat-style race to celebrate the burgeoning SLC urban cyclist subculture. Inspired by the scavenger hunt-style bicycle races made popular by bike messengers in places like New York and San Francisco, SLUG Cat has become a quintessential part of any SLC rider’s summer. From the casual cruisers to the hard core speedsters, everyone is invited to have fun and get silly in the SLUG Cat. 

For the 8th year, SLUG Cat riders will have to race through the streets of SLC hitting various checkpoints throughout the downtown area and completing challenges. SLUG believes that fresh air and outdoor activity are vital to mental and physical health, and are excited to provide some respite for our cycling community while following the proper social distancing measures set forth by the State of Utah. An alleycat bicycle race is a great opportunity to bring us together while easily staying safe and 6 feet apart. SLUG Mag will be implementing strict sanitation procedures, proper PPE for staff and participants and social distancing enforcement.

During a time of isolation, SLUG is excited to host a race that connects bicyclists to their city and celebrates the local bike community. The race is open to all riders—no matter the skill level—and promises to be fun for all. Come out to Saturday Cycles at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 to check it out for yourself!

The 8th Annual SLUG Cat is sponsored by: Salt Lake City Bicycle CollectiveBingham CycleryBlue Copper CoffeeGREENbikeLucky Slice PizzaMountain West Hard CiderNew Belgium Brewing, Pig & A Jelly Jar and Saturday Cycles.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.