Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rider Profile: Adam Shapiro

Hello, friends! We're starting a new series of posts featuring at least one Supermarket Street Sweep rider from each race category to highlight why they love the Sweep and how you can get started. First up, we have Adam, a seasoned and decorated Sweep racer and our reigning Men's Speed champion.

Name: Adam Shapiro
Sweep Category: Speed-Men

What was the race equipment you used?
Bianchi 1885 - I miss that bike!!187 Full Custom Backpack
Orange mongrel SSCX fixed that I designed and welded myself in 2002Timbuk2 Pro Series Backpack
Cannondale CAAD 5Rickshaw Oakland Scrape XXL Sling
Ritte Crossberg (Grand prize of the 2011 SMSW!!)Chrome Metropolis XL Sling
Norco Threshold

Why is the Sweep important to you?
The Food bank provides such a critical support to our community.  I've been on both sides of charitable giving and feel super driven to loudly support such an important cause.  I love the work that SMSW does to bridge the bike racing scene to the city that surrounds us. 

SMSW has been far too good to me - I've been trying to settle the score!!  

Biggest thing you've learned since the first time you participated in the Sweep?
Be prepared to HAUL!?!  The Speed race has steadily escalated in size and scope over the years.  I finished the speed race last year with 83 pounds on my back!!!  Probably rethinking my race rig this year...

Favorite Sweep moment/memory?
Battling Grey W for the line in 2008.  Was one of my early street race victories and Grey was a bit of a hero/legend at the time.  

Can you share a tip for someone considering racing speed for the first time?
Cash is king! Buy your cans and pasta with cash for quickest in and out!!!  Have a system to keep your receipts safe and organized.

What is the speed/points category?
Individual cyclists must earn at least 50 points to finish the Sweep successfully. This category is designed so that you can do an easy or a more difficult version, depending on how much you want to ride or donate; you can customize it as much as you like. But if you'd like to win some prizes, you'll have to choose a more challenging course. 

Here's an example: Buy (2) cans of beans from "SAMPLE STORE". If it's a store that's worth 10 points, it'll be located closer to the start. If it's a store that's worth 30 points, it'll be further away in the city. We will give you the addresses for the stores, but it's up to you to look them up on your map or smart phone. 

Part of the challenge is creating the most efficient route to go shopping! However you want to "choose your own adventure," you MUST bring back receipts for all of your purchases and be back at the SF & Marin Food Bank by 4PM to finish. The top five men and women will win great prizes!

Ready to give the speed race a go? Register HERE

Do you have a favorite Sweep story to share? Send us an email at

Monday, October 17, 2016

Start your 2016 Dollars for Dinners Team TODAY!

The SMSW is a cycling event, but we have another way for you to participate without a bike! Fundraise and win in our Dollars for Dinners competition. 

For every $1 you donate, the SF-Marin Food Bank can distribute $5 worth of food, which can provide 3 meals.

Step 1. Click here to register. If you have participated in the fundraising challenge in the past, you may log into your existing account.

Step 2. Create a team page. Returning users must also create a new team page. Click on "Create a team page"

Step 3. In the Campaign dropdown menu, select "Supermarket Street Sweep 11"

Step 4. Complete your Team Page > Save Team Page

Registered teams will be added to this leaderboard

Be sure to follow this blog and our social media accounts for prize updates from our awesome sponsors, and remember to register for the 11th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep here on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This one goes to 11!


We are very proud to announce the 11th edition of the Super Market Street Sweep will ride Saturday, December 3, 2016!  

Knowing how much the event means to riders, sponsors, volunteers, and of course, the SF Marin Food Bank, we have stepped up to continue the tradition set forth by Jenny, Koshi and Kacey.  We are the San Francisco Cycling Club, founded in 2012 to fill a gap in the San Francisco cycling community. Our goal is to bring cyclists together to ride, race, and grow together. We value fun, competition, openness, inclusiveness, and community. A handful of our club members have competed and placed in this event in the past. This year, we are aiming to carry the torch for this event from three incredible cyclists who have done so much the past 10 years in our community.

Registration is now open for all categories, including team, speed (M/W), and cargo (M/W)! Register now! The first 200 to RSVP online will receive special swag.

1 dollar raised provides 3 meals through the services provided by the food banks. For those interested in participating in the fundraising challenge, register/login here and create a team page.

Stay tuned here, as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, as we unveil more details.  

Thank you for the support!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Dear Friends,

This is the time of year when the we start planning for the next Supermarket Street Sweep. But as our main organizer, Jenny Oh Hatfield, is moving to Colorado -- the other two co-organizers Kacey and Koshi would like to pass on the leadership torch as well to some new folks. If anyone is interested in organizing the Sweep this year, they'll help you with the transition as we'd love to keep this tradition alive to benefit the SF & Marin Food Bank! Please message us if you're interested, and thank you to all of the riders, sponsors and volunteers who have supported our wonderful event over the past 10 years! 

With love,
The Supermarket Street Sweep Team


Monday, December 14, 2015

SMSW 2015 Rider Portraits

I'd like to reiterate Jenny's thanks to everyone who came out today. We were certain we wouldn't be able to top our record, but you all came through in the cold and the rain with a truly inspired effort. The results are unbelievable. It was great to see a lot of you back again this year and great to meet a few new faces; speaking of faces... Here are this year's Rider Portraits.
SMSW 2015 Rider Portraits
More on getting extra 10th Anniversary pins and bandanas soon...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Congratulations to All of You for Another Amazing Year!

Despite the forecast of impending rain, 109 awesome racers showed up to the start of this year's Supermarket Street Sweep! While we don't want to complain about the weather as we can definitely use all the precipitation that we can get -- our numbers were a little lower than we were hoping for. 

But despite the smaller turnout, we still managed to break last year's total haul and brought in 12,218 pounds of food! While we didn't surpass last year's online fundraising total of $14,794 -- we got pretty darn close: $13,194!* Your collective effort provides well over 50,000 meals to families in the Bay Area, so you should truly be proud of your amazing accomplishment. 

Thanks to all who raced in the rain, wind and hail today; we're so impressed that you braved the elements to support the SF-Marin Food Bank. And thanks to everyone who contributed money online, dropped off food today (201 extra pounds were donated this afternoon!), and volunteered their afternoon to check-in racers. We couldn't put on this event without your help and we're truly grateful. 

And a big thanks to Kevin and Will at Bender's Bar & Grill for hosting us this year! While they had to cancel the free BBQ due to the weather, we're so grateful to them for providing us with an awesome space that's so close to the food bank. 

And last but of course not least, a very special thanks to Kacey O'Kelly and Jonathan Koshi for helping to co-organize the Sweep. They put in tons of hours over the past few months behind the scenes, and their assistance is invaluable! 

Koshi will be posting up rider portraits soon, and he'll also share news about how you can purchase an extra anniversary bandanna or pin. Proceeds will go towards the SF-Marin Food Bank as well.

Congrats again on a job well done!

1st Place: "SF2G" Peter Chang, Peter Colijn, Nathan Dushman, Bret Lobree, Chris Ryan
2772 lbs. in 3 hours, 45 minutes

2nd Place: Brian Koss, Ben Koss, Vidas Plačiakis
2256 lbs. in 3 hrs., 28 minutes

3rd Place: Alvin Chen, Arthur Corpuz, Justin Johnson 
928 lbs., 3 hrs., 57 minutes

4th Place: "Shark Teeth" Gino Gabuyo, Mara Mabugat, Kaitlin McGee, Gabriel Ramirez
78 lbs., 3 hrs. 5 minutes

5th Place: Jen & Jonathan Gerken
41 lbs., 3 hrs., 38 minutes

Brad Simeral ($6579)Little Green Bee (Bridget!) ($2325)
Bravo Zulu ($1495)
Crabby ($1284) (Sweep Organizers' Fundraising Team)
mmmFood! (: Arena :) ($700)
Alvin Chen ($601)
Hercules Cycling Club - Arthur Corpuz ($110)

CARGO (Women's Category)
1st Place: Ivy Young: 336 lbs., 3 hrs. 50 min.)
2nd Place: Jennifer Borchardt (285 lbs., 3 hrs. 35 min.)
3rd Place: Laura Schiedwind (282 lbs., 3 hrs. 39 min.)
4th Place: Bridget May (225 lbs, 3 hrs. 37 min.)
5th Place: Arena Reed (170 lbs., 3 hrs. 30 min.)
May Woo (114 lbs., 3 hrs. 45 min.)
Kat Foley (22 lbs., 3 hrs. 26 min.)

CARGO (Men's Category)
1st Place: Carlos Corujo (712 lbs., 3 hrs., 43 min.)
2nd Place: Sean Sevilla (476 lbs., 3 hours. 57 min.)
3rd Place: Liam Casey (274 lbs., 2 hrs., 53 min.)
4th Place: Brad Simeral (245 lbs., 3 hrs., 25 min.)
5th Place: Sreejith Kt (208 lbs., 3 hrs., 26 min.)
Dave Vetrano (143 lbs., 3 hrs. 26 min.)
Terry Curley (132 lbs., 3 hrs., 25 min.)
Steve Lok (126 lbs., 3 hrs., 6 min.) 
Jack Vu (120 lbs., time unknown) 
Bryce Newman (79 lbs., 3:48 min)
Brian Toy (31 lbs., 3 hrs., 56 min.)
Puck Ananta (24 lbs., 3 hrs., 26 min.)

SPEED (aka POINTS) Women's Category
1st Place: Christina Peck (310 Points, 3 hrs. 56 min.)
2nd Place: Katie Styer (260 Points, 3 hrsl, 53 min.)
3rd Place: Chava Kronenberg (250 Points, 3 hrs. 49 min.)
4th Place: Rachel Hsu (240 Points, 3 hrs. 53 min.)
5th Place: Carly Grob (220 Points, 3 hrs., 53 min.)
Vanessa Christie (220 Points, 3 hrs., 54 min.)
Mei Yan (190 Points, 3 hrs. 09 min.)
Rachel Critelli (190 Points, 3 hrs., 46 min.)
Crystal (?) (190 Points, 3 hrs., 46 min.)
Galina Merzheritskaya (190 Points, 3 hrs. 23 min.) 
Jenn Chan (190 Points, 3 hrs. 54 min.)
Monica Heger (180 Points, 3 hrs. 49 min.) 
Krista McDonald (180 Points, 3 hrs., 46 min.)
Nancy Suns (180 Points, 3 hrs., 50 min.)
Robin Hunter (170 Points, 3 hrs. 46 min.) 
Jennie Anderson (160 Points, 3 hrs. 46 min.) 
Mimi Torres (140 Points, 3 hrs., 49 min.)
Diandian Xiao (130 Points, 3 hrs., 37 min.)
Bike Like A Girl SF (130 Points, 3 hrs., 54 min.)
Charlotte Hryse (120 Points, 3 hrs. 34 min.)
Jess Hemerly (120 Points, 3 hrs., 2 min.)
Constance Cavallas (110 Points, 3 hrs., 11 min.)
Aeri Swendson (110 Points, 3 hrs. 11 min.)
Jessica Jenkins (110 Points, 3 hrs., 11 min.)
Ksenya Gusak (110 Points, 3 hrs., 12 min.)
Katrina S. (110 Points, 3 hrs. 12 min.)
Becca Menke (100 Points, 3 hrs., 37 min.) 
Sandra / Kacey / Amy (90 Points) 
Tiffany Ng (60 Points, 2 hrs., 47 min.) 
Karla Burnett (60 Points, 3 hrs., 55 min.)
Jessica Chan (50 Points, 3 hrs., 53 min.)
Kellie Su (50 Points, 2 hrs. 55 min.)
Consuelo Ferreira (50 Points, 2 hrs., 53 min.) 
Justine Simpson (50 Points, 2 hrs., 53 min.)
Renee Rodriguez (30 Points, 2 hrs. 49 min.)

SPEED (aka POINTS) (Men's Category)
1st Place: Adam Shapiro ( 310 Points, 3 hrs., 53 min.)
2nd Place: Zach Morvant (280 Points, 3 hrs., 51 min.) 
3rd Place: Patrick Dowd (270 Points, 3 hrs. 50 min.)
4th Place: Chris Prest (270 Points, 3 hrs. 53 min.) 
5th Place: Mark Woloschuk (260 Points, 3 hrs., 52 min.)
Matthew Blain (260 Points, 3 hrs., 56 min.)
Sam Newman (240 Points, 3 hrs., 53 min.)
Chris Hart (240 Points, 3 hrs., 52 min.)
Nathan Hurst (240 Points, 3 hrs., 52 min.)
Joh Moldover (230 Points, 3 hrs., 51 min.)
Eric Greenwoods (230 Points, 3 hrs., 51 min.)
Emerson (220 Points, 3 hrs., 41 min.)
Andras (210 Points, 3 hrs., 36 min.)
Andrew P. (210 Points, 3 hrs., 53 min.)
Kevin Cheng (200 Points, 3 hrs., 56 min.) 
David Archard (200 Points, 3 hrs., 50 min.)
Dan Russel (200 Points, 4 hrs., 3 min) *over time limit
Ian Kizu-Blair (180 Points, 3 hrs., 47 min.)
Carlin Eng (180 Points, 3 hrs., 47 min.)
Zach Sorenson (180 Points, 3 hrs., 52 min.)
Johnny (?) 140 Points, 3 hrs., 32 min.)
Loren O'Hara (140 Points, 3 hrs., 29 min.)
Robbie Wedler (130 Points, 3 hrs., 37 min.)
Mike Kuss (150 Points, 3 hrs., 37 min.)
David Perie (110 Points, 3 hrs., 11 min.)
Nick Watter (110 Points, 3 hrs., 11 min.)
Will Spangler (110 Points, 3 hrs., 29 min.)
Nick Marti (110 Points, 3 hrs., 46 min.)
Max Hill (110 Points, 3 hrs., 29 min.)
Kell McKenzie (100 Points, 3 hrs., 50 min.) 
Pat Roche (80 Points, ?) 
Chris Dembia (60 Points, 2 hrs., 47 min.)
Rob Straka (60 Points, 3 hrs., 55 min.)
Chase Lambert (60 Points, 3 hrs., 55 min.)
Mike S. (50 Points, 3 hrs. 40 min.)

*We donated an additional $100 after the cut-off time.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Get Ready For Tomorrow!

Hey Folks,

We'd like to make just a few more announcements before tomorrow's event! 
  • While there's rain predicted in the forecast for tomorrow, it's looking like it'll clear up around noon. So while the streets may be wet, hopefully it'll just be partly cloudy skies while you're riding around the city. And what better way to celebrate the much needed rain than biking in the name of an important charity? But please dress accordingly and ride safely.
  • Not only will all finishers receive a special enamel pin when they arrive at the SF-Marin Food Bank -- we have another gift: an awesome black bandanna designed by our very own Koshi that features our unique logo. So if you complete the event, you'll receive both!
  • The after party is at Bender’s Bar & Grill (806 S. Van Ness Ave & 19th Street). The bar opens at 2PM, so if you finish before 4PM -- you can head on over there. There’s free BBQ from 3-7PM and the kitchen will be open to buy additional food, too. 
  • We're aiming to start the raffle at 5PM, so all of you folks that pre-registered on EventBrite have automatically been entered. That will be followed shortly afterwards by the awards.

 Questions? Email us at supermarketstreetsweep at gmail dot com. See you tomorrow!