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

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:
This Week's Issue

Steven Seagal Named Special Envoy by Russia

The former Santa Ynez resident is a Russian citizen.

County Services Transitioning Away from Montecito Disaster Center

Post-1/9 support will still be available at

Goleta Limits Accessory Dwelling Units to 800 Square Feet

The city followed most of the state's ADU rules, though two large projects swept through before the ...

New Coast Guard Cutter Named After Fallen Officer

Terrell Horne III was murdered near Santa Cruz Island in 2012.

SBCC Promise a Draw for High School Grads

Program offers two free years to dedicated students.