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.
Austin, TX: Sunday June 22nd
Good 'ol Austin...where the UAR was born and bred. This event is huge - the biggest in the series and it just gets bigger each year. June in Austin is always nice and warm, but we always find ways of cooling you off. The obstacles are always creative and this year will be a bit more 'physical'. The ledgendary after-party will include the famous final obstacle, Rio Grande tacos, New Belgium Beer, Smoothie King smoothies, and Sweet Leaf Tea. This event will sell out - so grab a teammate and get signed up!
Packet Pick Up: Friday 6/20 4-9pm, Location :TBD
Start/Finish: RunTex 422 West Riverside Dr. 8:00am
Off-Limit Streets: (These streets can be crossed but not ridden. Bike lanes on these streets are permitted.)
* Mopac (Loop 1)
* I-35, 290
* Guadalupe between 24th and 45th
Checkpoints: Checkpoints can be reached in ANY order
* Bicycle Sport Shop: 517 S. Lamar
* Rowing Dock: 2418 Stratford Dr.
* Ozone Bike Dept: 3202 Guadalupe
* Jo’s Coffee: 1300 South Congress
* Jack and Adams: 1210 Barton Springs Rd
* Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant: 301 San Jacinto
* More coming soon
1st Landmark Checkpoint Clue:
Released the Thursday before the event
Official Website: http://www.urbanassaultride.com/inside.php?page=austin
Added by multimodal on February 22, 2008
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