World’s wildest bike race?


This isn’t for wimps or the faint of heart. And wandering dogs beware!
The Valparaiso Cerro Abajo, an urban downhill mountain bike race in Valparaiso, Chile, has got to be one of the wildest, craziest sporting events on the planet.
The course, laid out on the steep terrain of the Pacific port city, takes riders down narrow sidewalks and concrete staircases, along dirt lanes, off walls, up ramps with precipitous drops and through a gauntlet of photo-snapping spectators before the finish in Plaza Anibel.
Videos of this year’s running of the VAC on Feb. 20 — won by Filip Polc of Slovakia with a time of 0:02:39.21 — have been showing up on bicycling blogs and websites around the world. The best was shot by a rider wearing a helmet cam who almost takes out a dog at the start of his run.
And the guy is wearing a pinstripe suit!
Check it out.

VCA 2010 RACE RUN from changoman on Vimeo.

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Filed under Cool stuff, Journeys, Travels, Urban cycling

2 responses to “World’s wildest bike race?

  1. arlen

    Jim….
    you have posted many little tid bits over time….
    i read them…
    the last 2 have been brilliant…the “green bicycle story” great reading….and this down hill urban race in chili….awesome…

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