On September 17th, join us for our third annual casual, open-to-all, social, semi-competitive treasure hunt, in and around Eagle Ranch.
The course is a flat 6 miles around Eagle Ranch with 10 pit stops, almost entirely on paved bike paths, and it should take between 1 and 2 hours to complete (by bike) – perfect for families with kids and those just out for fun
Teams can be as small as 2 and as big as 6, with any mix of genders, ages, personalities, families, friends, etc., and any mix of walkers, runners, folks on wheels of all types….as long as none are electric powered.
Costumes are encouraged.
Teams with any member under 13 must include an adult (18 or older).
Entry Fee – $30 per team (non-refundable), payable to/at Color Coffee Roasters. Payment secures your place!
Teams will leave from the start/finish line behind Color Coffee at 2 minute intervals, starting at 2pm, alternating between clockwise and counter-clockwise around the course.
At the start each team will receive an envelope containing directions to the first Pit Stop. Once all team members have arrived, the AR Volunteer will explain the challenge. Once the challenge has been completed or the puzzle solved, the volunteer will give a new card with directions to the next Pit Stop. These cards must be kept in the envelope and handed over at the Finish. We expect all team members to finish together, but we will be reasonable in case of injuries or unexpected abdication along the way.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! One or more stops may require a detour or delay. So BE PREPARED! If you fail to complete a challenge or solve a puzzle in 5 minutes or less, the volunteer will make you wait an additional 5 minutes before giving you the next directions card and sending you on your way!
For safety reasons we require all teams to stay on bike paths or sidewalks and off roads. Where a main road is crossed, the crossing guard’s instructions must be followed.
YOU MUST OBEY THE AMAZING RACE VOLUNTEERS – FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!
Who WINS?! EVERYONE!
Every finisher will be awarded this fine medal!
Finishing positions will be entirely based on Time. Teams with young team members or runners will start with bonus minutes; we don’t want you to be at a disadvantage! These minutes will be deducted from the team’s finish time (only one bonus will apply to each team):
- Teams with a Runner will start with 20 bonus minutes
- Teams with a Child under 7 will start with 20 bonus minutes
- Teams with a Child under 9 (not under 7) will start with 10 bonus minutes
The teams finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd will win the cowbell awards.
There will also be awards for best team costume and a special award: The Cycle Effect Spirit Award will go to the team that brings the most “spirit” to the Amazing Race. We are looking for the team that exemplifies joy, enthusiasm and positivity.
The Cycle Effect’s mission to empower young women through mountain biking can only be accomplished when our team brings joy, enthusiasm, and positivity to our work; so let’s see what YOU can bring to the Race!
Don’t miss the Awards Ceremony at 4:30pm and lots of fun entertainment during the entire day!