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WTB Scavenger Hunt!


WTB Scavenger Hunt!

Time: October 13, 2012 from 6:30pm to 10pm
Location: Start: West Town Bikes, Finish + Party: Cole's Bar
Street: 2459 W Division St
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:
Phone: 7737726523
Event Type: social, fundraiser
Organized By: Bikefreeek
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2012

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Think you know Chicago like a garbage truck driver knows Italian beef? Then form your teams and mount your steeds Saturday October 13th for a city-wide scavenger hunt! Solve mysteries with hidden clues, race to beat the clock, collect ridiculous items, and bribe judges to raise funds for West Town Bikes, Chicago's premier bicycle learning workshop and youth program provider.

West Town Bikes has teamed up with the Law Offices of Jim Freeman, Chicago's beloved injured-cyclist defender, to create this point based scavenger hunt. Spanning from Howard Street to Hegewhich with thousands of points to rack up and challenges both preposterous and perplexing, this hunt is impossible to conquer and impossible not to enjoy! It all wraps up at the final checkpoint, Cole's Bar in Logan Square, at 10 pm with a free celebration and announcement of winners.

Team Registration: 6:30 PM at West Town Bikes - 2459 W. Division St. ($10 suggested donation per team member)
Hunt Starts: 7:30 PM sharp
Final Check Point 10 pm sharp, if you're a minute late you will be disqualified!

After party at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee - Free! (21+ years old). Party will start at 9pm with specials on New Belgium beer. Judging will begin at 10pm with winners and prizes announced throughout the evening!

Chicago new-wave dance punks the Warm Bloods are sure to get you moving and Impala Sound Champion DJ Dave Mata will keep you grooving as he spins soul, hip-hop, and reggae from his vast collection. With a beer special courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Co. you can support West Town Bikes right up till last call. So get your pals together, get your bikes a-rolling, and prove you know the city better than that guy from Ohio with a Chicago flag tattoo!

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Comment by Bikefreeek on October 12, 2012 at 11:45am

Here's a little more info:

Team Registration: 6:30 PM at West Town Bikes - 2459 W. Division St. ($10 suggested donation per team member, teams of 2 to 4) Early registration at 5 PM.
Hunt Starts: 7:30 PM sharp
Final Check Point/ Open Invite After Party - 10 pm at Cole's Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee - Free 21+ 
Teams arriving after 10 PM are disqualified.

Points contest where the team with the greatest point total wins!

Points are earned in the following ways:

Team- points given for team members that include but are not limited to: helmets, lights, age, gender, time lived in Chicago, type of bike ridden, costumed, level of registration and other. The team Kathy Schubert is on will get extra points!

Items- gather items listed on the manifest to earn points. Items may include resturaunt menus, business cards, matchbooks, transit schedules, food, drink, misc items

Locations- go to listed locations and show your presence by taking a picture, taking a rubbing of an artifact or other.

Puzzles and Trivia- answer Chicago related questions by visiting locations and testing your local knowledge.

Rendezvous- check in with officials at specific locations at specific times as a team to earn points. Locations are determined by solving a mystery question. All team members must be at location within a small window to earn points.

Money and Bribes- Buy the scavenger hunt outright with the right price negotiated with the judges! This is a fundraiser and proceeds go to supporting programs offered by West Town Bikes. If you're going to cheat know that you're doing it to benefit the kids!

Exact contents of the scavenger hunt will not be released until registration and listed on the manifest.

If you're not up for the hunt, come support us by attending the party at Cole's and cheer on the scavengers!

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