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 (Up to $120 Value)
- Entry for a team of two to the Urban Assault Ride bike obstacle race at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Peace Coffee
- Organic-cotton T-shirt
- Admission to an afterparty at Peace Coffee with free New Belgium beers, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, and prizes
All teams must register online by Friday, June 8 at noon, and head to Red Stag Supper Club to pick up an information packet between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Registration fees include a donation to Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists, Minneapolis Off-Road Cyclists Association, and Midtown Greenway. 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.