The first-ever East Coast Messenger Stage Race will begin in Boston on September 22 and work its way down the I-95 corridor to Washington D.C. Like a traditional alleycat, riders will be responsible for scouting their own route, but the only checkpoint will be the finish line in the next city.
The five stages include: Boston to New Haven, New Haven to New York, New York to Philadelphia, Philadelphia to Baltimore, and Baltimore to Washington.
Daily stage winner and team prizes will be awarded as well from sponsors Oakley, Nike, Chrome, Brooklyn Machine Works, Stumptown Coffee, Squarebuilt Bicycles and All City Bikes.
Participating will be top-level masters of underground racing, this time being tested on a course far longer than the traditional intra-urban format. Riders are responsible for plotting their own course and will have a chase car for mechanical issues as well as to pick up riders who have dropped out.
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Check out www.ECMSR.org .com for more info.