I volunteered at the Supermarket Street Sweep race in San Francisco today. We gathered at 11:30 at the Cupid's Span and at noon started registering racers for both the speed and cargo catagories. The point of today's race was to raise food for the SF Food Bank, they are an amazing facility which delivers food to neighborhood pantries, homeless shelters, senior centers and youth programs. They feed over 200,000 people each year.
I helped register folks, then we moved over to the Food Bank and I processed the Speed racers.
This is what it looked like while we waited for the racers:
This guy and his son arrived on a tandem with grocery carts pretty early on, it was quite epic. He brought 840+ pounds of food.
These guys could barely hold up this bike it was so heavy.
One of the 3 bins that we filled with the speed team.
Overall, the SMSW brought in 7,990 pounds of food for the Food Bank. I had a great time, but am exhausted.
I came home and worked on these:
The maple leaf bag is inspired by my trip to Japan. Just need to paint two more leaves and then heatset the color. They will be available for auction tomorrow at the SF Bike Coalition Winterfest party.