Sunday, December 04, 2011

Supermarket Street Sweep & (almost) Final Timbuk2 Bags

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:

Supermarket Street Sweep
Epic haul
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.So heavy
These guys could barely hold up this bike it was so heavy.
 1 of 3 bins were filled by the Speedy folks
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: Bag blue front Maple leaf bag back, almost there! maple leaves bag
 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.

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