Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with this Groupon.
$60 for Team-Registration Package ($120 Value)
- Entry for a team of two to the Urban Assault Ride bike obstacle adventure at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, at Independence Park
- Organic cotton T-shirt
- Admission to a postrace afterparty at Independence Park with free New Belgium beers, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, and prizes<p>
All teams must register online before 4 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and head to Brazwell’s Premium Pub to pick up an information packet between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Registration fees include a donation to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance and Trips for Kids. One member of each team must be at least 18 years old, but kids as young as 7 may participate.
Urban Assault Ride
The Urban Assault Ride challenges cyclists to speed from obstacle course to obstacle course across their city during eco-friendly scavenger hunts that benefit local charities. Teams draft a road map to try to thwart the competition and be the first to complete the race, pausing at a series of checkpoints, where they must surmount such active roadblocks as slip 'n' slides, bike jousting, and reciting the Iliad in Pig Latin. The first team to conquer each challenge and cross the finish line is declared the victor, but all participants celebrate their efforts at a lively after-party stocked with snacks, beer, nonalcoholic drinks, and prizes.