The Deadly Davis Dash is a series of bicycle races that has included intoxication and may include jungle gyms, singing, music, costumes ... oh yeah ... and bicycling. Riders will not be subject to blood tests following the race (you should enter, Floyd). Past sponsors have included: Bike Church, Crossbill Records, Delta of Venus, and Primary Concepts.
3d5, the Day of the Dead-ly Derby, is planned for October 31st, 4pm start, 3:30 register at NW corner of 4th and L streets.
A stripped down fast version of the Dash, this is all about speed and gumption. Inspired by the events of 3D4, this is a criteriumesque race by moonlight.
The Ministry presents... 5/8/09 11:30pm Northwest corner of 4th and L Bring helmet, lights, and cell phone.
DAVIS DEADLY DERBY (3D4) happened Friday, April 10th, 2009. 5:30pm-12am @ the DOV
The Somali Coast Guard and DBC presents: The Deadly Davis Derby. A team bicycle scavenge race. 3-6 person teams. Costumes highly encouraged. Team Registration at 5:30pm @ DOV, race 6-8pm $5 All skill levels welcome. Fun>Speed.
and Davis Bicycle Collective Benefit Dance Party with Dj’s TAO, Nix, Dog Tonez, and Jordie La Forge and a silent auction or raffle for the DBC. @ DOV (8pm-12pm) $3-5 sliding scale. Free admission for Derby racers. All Ages.
and the Deadliest Davis Dash, 3D4 “The Alley Trak” 12 AM MIDNIGHT DOV (Not for the amateur, squeamish, or easily injured) FREE
The second Deadly Davis Dash, subtitled "Race and Pillage," was held on September 16th, 2006. More than 40 racers made their way through six checkpoints to two frosty kegs at the Delta of Venus. The route was given in pieces to the riders as they arrived at the various checkpoints, which included the tops of two campus parking garages and some really out-of-the-way neighborhood parks. Those who raced in costume had one less checkpoint, and were eligible for the Best Costume award.\
The first Deadly Davis Dash was held on July 8th, 2006. Approximately 45 racers left Central Park at about 7 pm to seek out the five checkpoints around town. At each checkpoint the riders had to complete various challenges such as climbing through a jungle gym, drinking a shot of whiskey, or singing a rendition of "I'm a little tea pot". The race ended at Delta of Venus with a keg of Pabst waiting for the tired and thirsty riders.
See Bicycling Activities and Clubs for other bike-related events.
2006-07-17 11:40:29 who won? —BenTaylor
2006-12-11 11:28:20 Is anyone else ready for #3? —RobiPochapin
2007-03-16 19:59:52 I'll plan the Deadliesd Davis Dash when I get back to davis in May. wanna help? —PxlAted
2007-03-16 20:59:44 How does this not get people BUIs? Is the amount of booze consumed in the course insignificant? —WilliamLewis
Drinking is afterward.
2007-06-17 04:29:20 i'm sorry for getting sick :-( —KatieDelwiche
2007-06-17 11:51:42 I went to DDD3 yesterday - it was a lot of fun. Good exercise too. —JoseBleckman
2007-06-21 14:57:30 the not so deadly dash was fucking epic. —PxlAted
2008-02-06 21:38:09 DDD4. March. Yes? —Darach
2009-01-29 12:08:45 Yes, March 7th. —Darach
Make that April 10th. -Darach
2009-03-24 21:43:35 The Davis Bike Church is changing it's name, still DBC, just now that stands for Davis Bike Collective. The Somali coastguard are as real as the Somali Pirates and more real than the Somali fisheries which are gone for years now or the Somali government! Another kiss from the global North to the global South. The Bike race event is real, even if one of the sponsors is never going to hear of this event. —PxlAted
2009-03-28 14:33:06 The Davis Bicycle Club is running the bike jousting, dude. I hear they've got some Cervelo tall bikes. —Darach
2009-04-01 20:37:19 "The third Deadly Davis Dash was a roaming music festival with hella participants."
This made me giggle. —BrookeB
2009-04-02 13:38:27 "THE PLAN" flyer - 3rd image is DDD3, where is the Plan for DDD4? The times on the flyer are going to confuse everyone who doesn't realize thats for #3 —GarrettGallegos