Cyclists participating in the sixth annual Supermarket Street Sweep will storm through San Francisco this Saturday to collect groceries to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank.

According to the event’s website, cyclists of all ages are encouraged to participate in a race to collect groceries from designated San Francisco supermarkets.

According to the event’s website, riders will choose to compete in either the cargo race, trying to collect the most groceries in pounds, or the speed race, trying to collect groceries and get to the finish line the fastest. The largest donation will also be rewarded.

The racers will convene at noon on Saturday at the Cupid’s Span, the large outdoor sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen located at Folsom Street and the Embarcadero.

Participants are encouraged to bring bags, boxes or crates to carry food items, a lock and donation money to buy groceries. The suggested donation is $20, but organizers remind volunteers that any amount helps.

An after-party is scheduled at Bicycle Fabrications at 83 Sheridan St. after the races, said bicycle shop owner Hank Matheson.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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