Harpoon Indoor Time Trial 2.0

Harpoon ITT SceneThe second annual Harpoon Indoor Time Trial was bigger and better than last year. Hundreds of racers competed in many heats throughout the day and night. Up to 24 could race at a time, in groups of 8 surrounding a three-sided techno-center of digital race readouts. Racers and viewers could see real-time speed, distance, wattage and other stats for each rider as each race progressed. Little cyclist avatars also played out the action in real-time. Winners of each heat (male & female) got a free case of beer and overall winners (male and female) won free entry into the Harpoon Brewery to Brewery ride in June.

This year’s race was a lot of fun, and more crowded. The layout was expanded with more bathrooms and larger changing areas. Since the brewery was open for tours this year (with racing on Saturday instead of Sunday), they also setup a bar down near the race warm up area. Uncle Ted’s BBQ food was also available from the Forza-G racing team who were raising money for this year’s PMC ride.

Boston’s WBUR radio station was also on hand, interviewing various folks for its show It’s Only A Game. The Harpoon ITT show should air next Saturday.

BBQ and Bikes and Beer

BBQHarpoon announced another nice addition to next weeks indoor time trial event at the brewery – Bar-B-Q1

Award Winning BBQ for a Cause
Forza-G is a charity cycling team dedicated to the cause of cancer care and research. Each year they ride and fundraise as a team in support of the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) and The Jimmy Fund at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Some members of Forza-G are also part of the Award Winning Uncle Jed’s BBQ Team! They are cooking up a great menu for Harpoon ITT racers and spectators that includes: Bratwursts with peppers & onions, hearty chili (beef or pork), chili cheese nachos, red beans & rice (vegetarian) and veggie burgers. Each item will be $5 each. 100% of the money you donate will be dedicated to helping DFCI find a cure for cancer, and all donations are tax-deductible. Thanks in advance for supporting Team Forza-G in the fight against cancer!

Harpoon does it right. This year’s event is sold out, but check out the event web page (www.harpoonbrewery.com/itt) to peruse some of the details and get ready to sign up for next year. It’s a lot of fun!

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