A brief history of the Alleycat in Toronto

all starts from here in late 80s #alleycat #urban #bike in Toronto. Thanks @UBM_milano for share all this

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The photo above is an article by one of the originators of Alley Cat races, Leo Slonetsky that appeared in Navid’s Guidebook for CMWC 2008. Leo notes that the Alley Cat name comes from the group of Toronto cyclists that explored the city at night.  Johnny “Jet Fuel” Englar and Lance Latrullo were members of this group.

In 1989 Gary Michael Dault wrote an article called “Midnight’s Children” for Toronto Life about the “Alley Cats”, he recalled:

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