Registration ends on Friday but inquiring minds want to know exactly what is an Urban Assault Ride and does it involve assault rifles. First off, no assault rifles are used during any part of this ride, only bikes, brawn and brains are required.
The Urban Assault Ride™ combines the best parts of a bike race, adventure race, obstacle course, and a back yard party. 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 ;)
The known obstacle checkpoints include.
- Pibby’s Bike and Skate (209 W. Broad St)
- Lamplighter Coffee (116 S. Addison St)
- Humphrey Calder Community Garden (414 N. Thompson St)
- Holden Rhodes Stone House at Forest Hill Park
Location: Crossroads Coffee and Ice Cream (and Beer too): 3600 Forest Hill Ave.