An Illegal Bike Race Through New York City Traffic

An Illegal Bike Race Through New York City Traffic


Watch The La Marqueta Chase, An Illegal Bike Race Through New York City Traffic.
On an overcast 70-degree day in mid-October, four dozen thrill-seeking bike messengers and cyclists sped off on an illegal bike race known as the alleycat, zig-zagging through traffic, running through red lights, and evading NYPD to compete for a hefty first place prize of $1,000. None of the competitors — mostly men on road and fixed gear bikes — knew where the 34-mile course would take them until the start of the race.

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