Urban Bike Adventure Storms a City Near You
This year, cyclists in 21 cities throughout the US and Canada will hit the streets for The Urban Bike Adventure, a funky bike race made up of obstacles, scavenger hunts, and racing challenges. This year, WBR is proud to be the National Charity Partner for The Urban Bike Adventure!
Kicking off in Tampa this month, The Urban Bike Adventure invites participants of all ages and skill who want to use both their brains and their braun to complete the challenge. Starting off with riddles and puzzles, the race provides a series of choose-your-own-adventure style clues to lead teams from one checkpoint to the next. Cyclists will be presented with various wild and crazy challenges at each checkpoint before they can proceed. After crossing the finish line, it's off to the after party where raffles, goodies, and an awards ceremony await.
Jason Kelly, one of the coordinators of the series, describes the adventure: "Most teams participate just for the laughs and memories of discovering the city in a new way, but some will compete to win it all. Either way, a lot of our participants will forget they’re even in a race and discover urban biking is safe, efficient and a fun way to enjoy the city." He notes that The Urban Bike Adventure is meant to show people that biking promotes a healthy lifestyle, saves gas money, and helps the environment, to name a few. They have created this off the wall event to expose participants to biking in an urban setting. Jason adds, "We want to bring awareness to the biking community and those not yet exposed to the benefits of cycling. With our events, we hope to advocate for safer roads for cyclists and education for drivers."
The Urban Bike Adventure has chosen to support World Bicycle Relief because of their advocacy of cycling and encouragement of bicycle education. WBR aligns with the Urban Bike Adventure's belief that bicycles play an instrumental part in everyday life. Participants are encouraged to get involved and help The Urban Bike Adventure reach it's fundraising goal of $5,000 for World Bicycle Relief.