The Urban Assault is essentially a bike race throughout the city (26 miles), with no boundaries and no roped-off predetermined course. There were 5 Checkpoints, each with its own challenge, and 3 Mystery Checkpoints.
The primary checkpoints included some sort of mini competition or rediculous feat, including:
- Bike limbo
- Minibike riding
- Hurling newspapers 50 feet to your partner while riding a beach cruiser
- Navigating a track on a modified big wheel
- Picking up crushed bottle caps with mittens while getting soaked with water
Before the race, we were given a riddle-like quiz to help place us in the starting blocks, as well as a crossword puzzle to complete which would give us a clue of where to find the first mystery checkpoint. Once found (it was a dude dressed like an angel with an afro at Lake Harriett), we had to read a riddle taped to his chest that gave us clues to the next mystery checkpoint.
The finish line was even creative -- you had to park your bike, take off your shoes and helmet, and bound through an inflatible obstacle course before you could record your time. The Chipotle burrito and Fat Tire beer at the end had never tasted so good. Mmmm, mmmm.
I'm attaching a google map of the ride for reference....