Riordan organizes educational Bangor bicycle race, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported on the eighth annual Bangor Alleycat bicycle race, in which cyclists pedaled to 11 checkpoints throughout the city to complete history-related tasks. This year’s race was organized by Liam Riordan, a history professor at the University of Maine. Alleycat races have no set route. Instead, they have checkpoints, locations listed on a manifest that is handed to participants just before the race. The racers then use their knowledge of the area to map out what they believe is the best route to hit all checkpoints, according to the article. As lead organizer of this year’s race, Riordan infused the event with bits and pieces of the past, the article states.