About the "Mobile City"
One of the more awesome features of Pallotta TeamWorks events (second only to the participants themselves) was the Mobile City.
Called "mobile" because it had to be constructed, then deconstructed after breakfast, and then
moved 25 - 100 miles a day, every day, and arrive and be fully re-assembled in a new location before
the walkers and riders arrived for dinner. A team of approximately 75 professional riggers,
electricians, carpenters and others, along with a volunteer crew of several hundred people, accomplished this amazing feat with better-than-military precision on 83 events. At an average of four days per event, that means the city was built and taken down over 300 times.
The city was completely self-sustaining, and also included facilities for dining, hot showers, chiropractic, therapeutic massage, an on-event command center satellite linked to the company's headquarters, live on-stage entertainment, general store, conference areas, gear and luggage transport, security, on-event parking, lighting, and the processing and hauling of gray and black-water refuse. The Mobile City was a phenomenon the world had never before seen. On some events, the Mobile City was home to 2,500 bicycles, complete with a round-the-clock bicycle repair facility.
At the heart of the mobile city was an impressive sea of thousands of 2-person tents which were set up in a grid, complete with tent addresses,
and then packed up, transported and set up again on a daily basis by our participants and volunteers.
The Mobile City also supported the complex logistics along the event's route, complete with regular pitstops, hydration stations, bagged lunches,
SAG and medical transport for the thousands of participants on our events. We created versions of the Mobile City across 3 continents and in
remote and challenging locations such as an icy glacier in Alaska and the untamed wilderness in South Africa. In fact, the Alaska AIDS Vaccine
Ride's Mobile City was proclaimed the 6th largest city in the State of Alaska, according to the official estimates by the state's Highway Patrol.