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.
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!!
Tucson AZ – February 26th, 2012 Benefitting: SDMB: “Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists”
Kicking off the season in the Old Pueblo once again.
Price: Only $30 -60/person! (Sign up early for the best prices) You’ll get a 100% cotton t-shirt, a couple of free beers at the after party, some great swag from our sponsors, and entered into some contests to win even more great prizes!
Online Registration closes Friday, February 24th, at 4pm.
Packet Pick Up: (Saturday 2/25 11am-2pm) (LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP!!!)
Location: Skybar 536 N. 4th Ave, Tucson
VIP Package: $10/person
100% Cotton Urban Assault Ride T-Shirt
Custom Urban Assault Ride waterbottle
Surly Junk Strap
Super Quick Check-In on SUNDAY morning (you DO NOT need to come to packet pickup on Saturday with the VIP Package)
Start/Finish: Sunday 2/26 9am Reid Park, Tucson AZ
After Party Food and Drink: A special thanks to some great local food and drink vendors joining is for the Urban Assault Ride after party. Bring some cash and your appetite:
Mr K’s BBQ
Renee’s Organic Oven
Peddler on the Path Coffee
Isabella’s Ice Cream
Off-Limit Streets: These streets can be crossed but not ridden. Bike lanes on these streets ARE permitted.
210/Aviation Parkway (you CAN ride the bike path, but stay off the highway)
5th/6th St from Wilmot to Davis
Santa Cruz and Rillito River Bike Paths*
*Due to the high speed and high volume of the Urban Assault Ride, please avoid using these bike paths so as to not disrupt normal Sunday morning traffic.
Obstacle Checkpoints: (checkpoints can be reached in any order)
Sunflower Market (4625 E. Speedway Bl)
Tahoe Park (2000 E. Edison St.)
Himmel Park (1000 N. Tucson Blvd., SOUTHWEST CORNER)
Tucson Children’s Museum (200 South 6th Avenue)
Ordinary Bike Shop (311 E. 7th St.)
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 available the Thursday before the race. 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.
Online registration ends today at 4 p.m. — don’t delay! http://www.urbanassaultride.com/tucson
I happened upon this “assault” of urban Tucson last Spring, 2010 at Tahoe Park and wrote up a quick blog, followed by exciting & funny photos later (links below):
Good luck everyone who participates — hope you all have a lot of fun as you exercise your way throughout those urban bicycle pathways/routes.