From the Daily News:
Two avid cyclists are hoping to show the perils and possibilities of biking in Queens with an intense race around the borough.
Professional bicycle messengers Rafael Negron and Tony Monroe are organizing a race on tomorrow along Queens' busiest roads to highlight what they believe is an often overlooked and dangerous borough for cyclists.
These no-holds-barred "alley cat" races pit riders of all skill levels against each other, passing checkpoints to see who is the quickest of the pack.
The contest, dubbed "BLVDS of DEATH," was inspired by the horrific stories of pedestrians and cyclists killed along Queens Blvd.
"We want to show people the wild side of Queens. We want to show you the crazy, fast roads that Queens has that a lot of cyclists would like if they ventured out of Manhattan," said Negron.
Along with bragging rights, the winner will receive a messenger bag and other bike-oriented prizes, such as wheels.
(The loser gets a ghost bike.)