Manifests at Malcolm X Park on March 18th mark the start of Rolling Resistance, the latest in a growing local tradition of Women's Alley Cats in Mach. Rolling Resistance is a WTF (Women/Trans/Femme) Alley Cat that explores sites and themes in the city related to gender issues and activism. Participants were given a list of checkpoints to visit and were posed questions at each one. There were prizes for speed, points, and as with all Alley Cats, a DFL prize.
Banishing the Patriarchy at 666 Irving St. checkpoint: "What does W.I.T.C.H. stand for?"
Organizing an Alley Cat can be just as intense as racing. After you've set up all the pieces; designing, preparing, and coordinating the event, there is great excitement to watch it all unfold. Manifests are scored as racers file in. Rolling Resistance organizers Snehee and Leah were inspired by the tradition of Women's Alleycats in March and enthusiastically took on organizing their first race.