Growing together: Detroit bike culture and urban ag

Detroit Chicken Races T-Shirt

The city of Detroit’s urban ag and bike culture are growing together and no where was that more evident than at last Sunday’s chicken races.

Yep, the first ever Detroit chicken races were at the Temple Bar in the Cass Corridor. Only Detroit-based hens could compete. Seventeen showed up.

Miss Chicken arrived in style aboard a BOB trailer. In speaking with the owner, the bike travel didn’t really seem to faze her.

Many of the 200 fans arrived by bicycle as well.

Team Cluckstrong, a nod to Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong, also competed. The Team had Cluckstrong T-shirts and wrist bands. Their bird raced with a Cluckstrong leg band.

Even the official T-shirts made by the Trumbleplex touted a fixie chicken.

Photos from the event are on-line.

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