Caitlin Fitch

Ready, Set, Get Slow!

Slow and steady was the name of the game at last weekend’s second annual Slow Bike Race, hosted by Island Brewing Co. in Carpinteria. Without touching the ground or crossing out of their three-foot-wide lanes, contestants from adult and children’s divisions rode their bikes as slowly as possible down the 50-foot-long course while beer-sipping onlookers cheered them on. The surprisingly difficult task was no problem for this year’s winner, Anthony Vega, who finished the course in 1:29:42. Commentary provided by 9-year-old Clover Martinez (below) rounded out the quirky event, whose $5 entry fees will benefit the Carpinteria Children’s Project.

By Caitlin Fitch

Clover Martinez

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