The Amazing Race 2023
On September 16th, join us for our 4th annual, casual, social, semi-competitive treasure hunt, in and around Eagle Ranch. The new course is 6 miles with 10 pit stops and a few hills (!), almost entirely on paved bike paths. It should take between 1 and 2 hours to complete (by bike) – perfect for families with kids and those just out for fun. Every finisher ‘wins’ a medal!
Teams with any member under 13 must include an adult (18 or older).
Here’s one of our 3-peat team leaders on the fun and wellness experienced during the Race: Mentally and physically being able to complete this challenge with family and friends 3 months after giving birth helped me to feel part of the active community again. During covid uncertainty it gave us something to look forward to. We have a young team and the kids love being able to participate more. I like seeing all of the kids go from stroller to strider to pedal bike as our community gains experience with wellness. Allie Goldenkrantz (MicraEQ Racers)
Teams will leave from the start/finish line on Capitol St. at 2 minute intervals, starting at 2pm, alternating between clockwise and counter-clockwise around the course. The new course is 6 miles with 10 pit stops and a few hills.
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! If you fail to complete a challenge or solve a puzzle in a reasonable time, the volunteer may stop the challenge and send you on your way, with the next directions card! This will avoid traffic jams!
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 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 child under 5 will start with 10 bonus minutes
- Teams with a child under 9 (not under 5) will start with 5 bonus minutes
There will also be a trophy for best team costume and 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!
Grateful Thanks go to our Amazing Race Title Sponsor: