The Urban Assault Ride™ is the biggest Bicycle Obstacle Event series in the nation! Here’s how it works: You and your teammate will set out on a city-wide quest for ‘checkpoints’ on your favorite two-wheeled steeds. At each checkpoint, you’ll drop your bikes and complete a funky/adventurous obstacle course, then remount your bikes and hit the streets for more.
More about Bicycle Obstacle Events from livestrong.com
Sunday August 19, 2012 Benefitting Break the Gridlock
Start/Finish: (Sunday 8/19 at 9am)
Murphy’s Bleachers 3655 North Sheffield
Off-Limit Streets: These streets can be crossed but not ridden. Bike lanes on these streets ARE permitted.
- Michigan Avenue
- Lake Shore Dr
Obstacle Checkpoints (Checkpoints can be reached in any order
Mystery Checkpoints: There will be 2 ‘mystery checkpoints’ which all teams will have to locate – in addition to the obstacle checkpoints above. The 1st clue will be avaialble the thursday before the race and listed HERE. The 2nd mystery checkpoint clue will be revealed when you reach the 1st mystery checkpoint.
Bonus Quiz: Take the OPTIONAL bonus quiz before the UAR to gain valuable time. The best scores on the quiz start the UAR 1st.
You have from Wednesday until Friday at 4pm to complete your team’s quiz.
ChiTown – the most URBAN of the Urban Assault Rides. The Windy City will be even WINDIER when our Urban Athletes fly down the streets!
The goal is to complete all the checkpoints in the shortest amount of time. You choose your own route and checkpoint order. This means that the most clever are often the victors. Of course, it may also help if you can pull a mean big-wheel powerslide and fly across an inflatable slip-n-slide
After your pedal-powered adventure, your team will cross the finish line and enter a massive celebration of New Belgium Brewing Co’s whimsical ways, bikes, and big wheels. The after party is just as much fun as the ride itself, thanks to the craziest raffle prize contest you’ll ever experience.
Pick a partner and we’ll see you there!! Check the site for details because this is not a free event.
- Teammates on Bikes Tackle Funky, Adventurous Obstacle Courses: 2010 New Belgium Urban Assault Ride Series Expands To 13 Cities(prweb.com)