Dirty and Pink Ally Cat Race Embraces Seven Deadly Sins


If you’re going through ladies cycling withdrawal after the Exergy Tour blew through town last weekend, the seventh-annual Dirty and Pink Alley Cat should revive your cycling spirit on Saturday, June 2.

Boisean Wendy Fox works as the tech person for Dirty and Pink. This is her second year organizing, after racing in it the three previous years. Fox explained that every rider gets a manifest detailing all the different points they must stop at. The rider who can most efficiently map out the course wins.

This year’s theme is Seven Deadly Sins, and encourages ladies to dress up as the dark side or the saintly side of the sin. Each of the seven stops will somehow represent one of the sins: envy, lust, wrath, sloth, greed, gluttony and pride.

“You see girls in costumes riding bikes around the city," said Fox. "It’s a fun thing to do in the community; It brings joy.”

The race registration begins at 2 p.m. at the Ann Morrison fountain, and ends a few hours later at Payette Brewing Company in Garden City. Preregistration is available but filling up, with 130 spots total. You must be 21 or older to enter.

“And even if you come in last place, there’s a prize for that," said Fox. "It’s the Dead Fucking Last award.”