Team Laser Cats

Women in Philadelphia who love bikes, cats, and snacks.


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Philly Phlyer Cat Squad!

With wide smiles and faces full of salty road spray, the Team Laser Cats TTT squad claimed a commanding 2nd place for the 2nd year in a row! This year’s tall squad featured not one but two junior racers, with our dirt superstar Emma trying out this skinny tire thing and guest rider Maddie of KMS jumping in for her first ever TTT. Mama Cat Elisabeth and resident poet-on-wheels Knar rounded out the team.

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Apply for the Women Bike PHL Devo Program 3.0

Team Laser Cats is a proud supporter of the Women Bike PHL Devo Program, a six-week intensive coached and mentored racing development team for women in Philadelphia. Co-founded by TLC’s Elisabeth Reinkordt, and with mentor help from most of our squad, the program is entering its third season this spring. This year, in addition to the road racing program, there will also be a mountain bike devo squad!

Apply now — applications close Friday, December 16th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1r9FjntslhqSAdr8lr9LO_MeQH5aI0xHAdE9JHTNCV44EHg/viewform 

Check out WBPHL Racing on Instagram

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#NoScrubsCX 2 FUNraiser

It was a beautiful fall day for an adventure, and close to 60 riders took to the trails and streets of Philadelphia in the second annual #NoScrubsCX alleycat. In addition to being a fundraiser for the team’s programming to encourage and support women’s cycling in Philadelphia, host clinics, and sponsor junior women racers, this year’s race also raised funds for Cadence Youth Cycling and Neighborhood Bike Works.

Riders were challenged with a long route, where winners would be determined by most checkpoints visited in the shortest amount of time, and a 3 hour window to make it back to the finish line at Neighborhood Bike Works. From smashing piñatas made by Sophia, drawing mythical creatures with Melissa, feeding feral cats with Lindsay and Meghan, taking on a mini-cyclocross course with Taryn, doing bike limbo with Michaela and Emma, and hula hooping with Eve and Roz, each checkpoint offered opportunities for racers to win raffle tickets for their performance along the way.

 

Four junior racers from the Cadence Youth Cycling program — one of our beneficiaries for this event — took to the course and had a great time visiting checkpoints and chasing down their coaches en route. The women’s podium was a tight competition, with winner Lauren choosing the south route and arriving second overall at the finish line. In the open men’s division, 8 racers completed the full course, and Ryan out-navigated Kyle for the win in the end.

Congratulations to all our winners, including trophy finders Mike & Sean and grand prize raffle winner Ben, who went home with a brand new Jamis Beatnik courtesy of Bicycle Therapy!

Thanks to all who raced or came to our afterparty!

Thanks to all our sponsors: 

Bicycle Therapy

Gore Bike Wear

Laser Cats and Such

The Willary

Lone Wolf Cycling

V Street & Vedge

Cycles PHL

RZ Designs

Matt Hagen

Gary Thornton

Second Chance Racing p/b Zubaz

Lagunitas Brewing

And to Neighborhood Bike Works for the use of your building! 

And to the women of Team VeloDash for donating extra food! 

And thanks to additional checkpoint volunteers: 

Cory

Theron

Willem

Louis

 

 


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No Scrubs 2: Electric Boogaloo

#NoScrubsCX is back!

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1:00 PM: Registration and manifest hand out at the Belmont Plateau
$15 cash entry
2:00 PM: Race begins
4:00 PM/whenever you get there: After party at Neighborhood Bike Works
4:30 PM Checkpoints close
5:15 PM Finish line closes

Podium ceremony & CHILI FEED &
Raffle drawing to follow (check out our Instagram for raffle and prize sneak peeks!)

This Alley Cat-Bandit Cyclocross mash-up/fun day on the bike is a benefit for Team Laser Cats and Cadence Youth Cycling in their grassroots focus on getting more women and juniors on bikes. At the start, each rider will be presented with a personal manifest with a series of checkpoints on a map throughout the city. Each rider hits as many checkpoints as they choose, stopping at each to partake in a fun activity. We will be introducing a slew of new checkpoints this year, and off-road destinations will be in the mix, so we encourage cyclocross bikes! Women’s and Men’s podium finishers will be determined through a combination of checkpoints reached within time cut-offs and arrival time at the finish. *As a special bonus, there will be an Omnium weekend podium with overall winners of NoScrubsCX and Crossed Out: https://www.facebook.com/events/1770133299906053/

Our emphasis on this event is FUN and community building. Ride with a friend, or with your whole crew if you want to! Bring your PMA out and celebrate Philly’s rad bike scene. Please keep in mind that this event is ALL AGES, so please bring your best family friendly attitude and composure for the fun of all involved!

This is an unsanctioned and fun event, where YOU are WHOLLY RESPONSIBLE for you. Please make smart decisions and ride safely.

The race will end at Neighborhood Bike Works for a rockin’ after party.

We are still looking for volunteers and event sponsors! Got some prizes, food, or beer to donate? Please hit us up! teamlasercats[at]gmail[dot]com!