Thanks to everyone who has signed up to volunteer for the. If you are not volunteering, I hope you will consider riding so we can cheer you on. This promises to be a great event for participants and spectators alike--and it benefits Break the Gridlock, The Chainlink and West Town Bikes.
The first 15 teams to register using the code: BGLChi will receive 50% off (bringing the price back down the the early bird rate of $30/person). If you have any questions or problems with registering, please let me know and I will do my best to help. Please help spread the word! Register (and read the fine print) here: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=12150
Read on for event details (copied from http://www.urbanassaultride.com/chicago)
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 beer, 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!!
Chicago, IL - Break the Gridlock (and The Chainlink and West Town Bikes)Benefiting
ChiTown - the most URBAN of the Urban Assault Rides. The Windy City will be even WINDIER when our Urban Athletes fly down the streets!
Price : Only $30 - 65/person! (Price increases two weeks before race day). You'll get a 100% cotton t-shirt, New Belgium Brewing Zip Pouch by Green Guru Gear, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Clif Bars, UAR stickers lots of New Belgium beer, tasty snacks, donation to charities, and raffle ticket entries!
Online Registration closes
Packet Pick Up: () Last day to register:
NOTE: BOTH teammates MUST check in at Saturday packet pickup together OR sign up for VIP Sunday pick up. THERE IS NO PACKET PICK UP (meaning you get no packet) UNLESS YOU SIGN UP FOR VIP PICK UP!!!
Murphy's Bleachers 3655 North Sheffield
Off-Limit Streets: These streets can be crossed but not ridden. Bike lanes on these streets ARE permitted.
Obstacle Checkpoints (Checkpoints can be reached in any order)
Mystery Checkpoint Clue: There will be 2 'mystery checkpoints' which all teams will have to locate - in addition to the obstacle checkpoints above. The 1st clue comes out the Thursday before the UAR. The other mystery checkpoint clues will be revealed when you reach the 1st mystery checkpoint on Sunday.
Bonus Quiz: Take the OPTIONAL bonus quiz before the UAR to gain valuable time. The best scores on the quiz start the UAR 1st. The quiz is released the Wednesday before the UAR. You have from Wednesday untilto complete your team's quiz.
Yeah - we're a different kind of event - but you're going to love it!
According to the WeatherBug, it should be partly sunny on Sunday, with 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, highs in the upper 70°F.
Woo-hoo! Speaking of volunteers, the site says all volunteer slots are taken, but a few people have had to back out, including a checkpoint manager. If you have not yet signed up to volunteer, but are still available, please contact email@example.com . More info on logistics and perks are here: http://www.thechainlink.org/events/volunteers-needed-may-22-urban
We are looking forward to the event!
Who can answer this question?
In the latest issue of Dirt Rag (issue 156), there's a compelling article on why you should wear a helmet. How did the author hurt his head?
a. He hit it on a low-hanging tree branch
b. He doesn't remember
c. He was racing a neighborhood kid
d. He was hit by a car, less than a block from his house