March 5, 2011 · 12:00 PM
Omni Metro-Mover Station
Attention Miami bike riders, sleuths, and strategists: Emerge Miami and Beached Miami invite you to the inaugural Miami Bike Hunt on March 5th, the first Saturday of Bike Month. Here’s how it’s going to work:
1. Riders will break off into teams of 2, 3, or 4 (you can create your own teams, or we can put you in teams the day of the ride)
2. The teams will get a list of challenges, each worth a certain amount of points (the harder the challenge, the more points for completing it). For example, a challenge could be: “20 points: Find a man in a yellow speedo.” To complete the challenge, you have to take a cell phone picture of the man in a yellow speedo *with one of your teammates*.
3. At the end of the ride, each team sends *one email with all their pictures to [masked]*; we tally up the points each team earned; the teams with the most points get prizes. (Prizes TBA)
The meetup spot for the ride is downtown at the Omni Metro Station. We will be registering teams from 12 to 12:45. *The ride will start at 1 p.m. sharp*.
After we get all the teams registered and distribute copies of the list of challenges, we’ll all make our way east across Venetian Causeway as a group with the Miami Bike Sound System blasting some awesome song (requests welcome).
Once we get across Venetian, the teams will fan out across South Beach trying to rack up as many points as they can. Remember: It’s not how many challenges you complete. It’s how many points you get, i.e., *boldness has its rewards*.
Your entire team must be back at the Omni Metro Station by 4 p.m. to be in the running for a prize. Winners can collect their prizes that night at *ANR’s CD Release Party at Eve* -- which is going to rock!
While the Miami Bike Hunt does have an element of competition, *it really is all about having fun on a bike*. And, of course, the more people who show up, the more fun the ride will be. So come one, come all! Bring your friends! Make teams!
Just leave your yellow speedo at home.