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Xtracycle presents Disaster Relief Trials San Francisco*

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bay Area cyclists have been challenged to test their load­hauling mettle in a disaster drill designed to explore the relevance of cargo bikes to disaster relief. On day four after the big one, when neighbors need supplies, roads are broken, fuel is unavailable and professional first responders are tapped out, a citizen or in some cases a professional­led cargo bike response might be just the ticket. Disaster Relief Trials San Francisco (DRT SF) makes a fun and somewhat dramatic display of the possibilities. DRT SF is a cargo bike competition involving navigation, load hauling, and riding/portaging through simulated disaster obstacles.

Riders will pick up their laminated handlebar maps at 11:00am, allowing one hour of strategizing prior to the noon start. Maps will indicate the location of 5 checkpoints and the order in which they must be visited. Checkpoints are relief cargo pick­up sites or disaster obstacles or sometimes both. Riders use self­chosen routes and any traffic law­compliant means to collect checkpoint signatures and 110 pounds of relief cargo. The fastest riders will be returning to the Presidio in about 3 hours, at which point they will unload their relief cargo for inspection and a final signature.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Presidio, Main Post Lawn
Montgomery Street + Google Map

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