the Urban Assault Ride is funky bike scavenger hunt that involves street-smart riding, obstacle courses, and a huge after party. Mental muscle is just as important as bike skills as teams of 2 choose their own course to checkpoints around the city.
The event is well known for its checkpoints where physical and mental obstacle courses must be completed before moving on. Kinda like American Gladiators with a demented cycling twist. The first team to hit all of the checkpoint and cross the finish line wins! Then the party begins with FREE BEER and lots more two-wheeled shenanigans!
It is THE MOST FUN you will ever have on a bike.
Seattle, WA - Sunday May 18th Benefitting: Bike Works
The 1st year in Seattle and the 1st event of the season. We'll be head-quartered in Fremont - only seems to make sense it IS the center of the universe. We have some great obstacles and checkpoints in store for you - and of course a great after party. There are a lot of riders in Seattle, so we expect that all the local street knowledge will make for some speedy finishing times. The fastest takes home 2 New Belgium bikes - who's it going to be?
Packet Pick Up: (Friday 5/16 5-8pm)
Red Door Ale House: 3401 Evanston Ave N
Start/Finish: (Sunday 5/18 9am)
Fremont Outdoor Cinema: 3501 Phinney Avenue N
Off-Limit Streets: These streets can be crossed but not ridden. Bike lanes on these streets ARE permitted.
* Coming soon...
Checkpoints: (can be reached in any order)
* REI: 222 Yale Avenue N
* Recycled Cycles: 1007 NE Boat St
* Gregg's Cycles Green Lake: 7007 Woodlawn Ave. NE
* Gas Works Park: 2101 North Northlake Way
* More coming soon...
Mystery Checkpoint Clue:
Released the Thursday before the event
Official Website: http://www.urbanassaultride.com/inside.php?page=seattle
Added by multimodal on February 22, 2008