Kevin Sparrow’s Stupor Bowl Photos
One of the best parts of our job is getting to work with all of our talented friends. Recently one of our favorite photographers and people, Kevin Sparrow, came up to Minneapolis from his home in Milwaukee to hang out and shoot this year's Stupor Bowl. As always his photos turned out absolutely amazing, and we're super stoked to share them with you.
For those not familiar, this was the 19th edition (2nd longest running in the world) of Minneapolis' Stupor Bowl, an alleycat race that takes place annually the day before that one football game. The race comes in two flavors - drunk and speed. The speed race is your typical "stamp the manifest" format while the drunk race adds an adult beverage at each stop. Somewhere around 300 folks came out to participate, including riders from all over the world. This is one of the largest races on the planet and the Minneapolis winter weather gives it a unique character.
There are so many good photos that this is going to be a long post, tuck in.
Outside One on One before the race start
Working on the manifest
Jeff's Mr. Pink with his route on the top tube
Riding to the start - crossing the Hennepin Bridge
On Nicollet Island - which was the top secret starting spot
Snowball fight before the race
Outside Grumpy's NE
A checkpoint volunteer stamps a manifest
Saisha (Art Director) and Rachel (Engineer) lead their crew up Hennepin Ave
Jeff on stage recieving his second place speed prize - A Macho King - which he gave to Andy Larson of Trash Bags in thanks to all of his support of the MPLS community
If you'd like a racer's recap from him and winner Ben Hovland go here.
Men's Speed winner Ben Hovland
WTF Speed Winner
Team Rider Nikki Munvez stoked as always winning the WTF Stupor
WTF Speed Champ Jana
Men's Stupor Champ Ben Lagerquist
There are tons more photos in our Flickr Album