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Velo Cult GoldsprintsDo you have a need for speed? Do you crave competition? Do you love locally brewed beer?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, you should go to Velo Cult on Fridays at 7pm from February 8th through March 8th to take part in (or just sit back and enjoy watching) their First Annual Goldsprints!

Here’s your 15 second history lesson on Goldsprints: Starting as part of the 1999 Cycle Messenger World Championships, a Goldsprint is a racing competition between two riders on stationary bikes. The event was founded and named by Adrien Weber, a cyclist and brewery owner whose TurbinenBräu Brewery produces a beer called the Gold-Sprint.

What do you think? Doesn’t that sound awesome? And to make it even more enticing, Velo Cult is teaming up with a big list of local bicycle-based businesses to give away prizes to racers and spectators. Sponsors include BikePortland, CleverCycles, North St. Bags and Filmed By Bike.

So pick a Friday night, head on over to Velo Cult and see how fast you can ride. And if you’re not up for the challenge this year, enjoy one of the local brews on tap while you watch fellow cyclists race for glory.