This weekend I’m volunteering at an urban adventure race that is taking place in Madison on Sunday. It’s the Trek Urban Assault Ride, and involves a crazy bike scavenger hunt with checkpoints around the city offering various obstacle courses (e.g., Big Wheels, the Keg Walk, Inflatable Slides, etc.). In addition to Madison, Urban Assault races have been offered this summer in Seattle, Portland, Austin, Fort Collins, Denver, Minneapolis, and Chicago.
I’ll be volunteering at the Princeton Club check-point, which will feature an obstacle course requiring riders to pick up pennies using oven mitts and fill a jar. My task: to shoot them with a super soaker and make it a little more difficult. And after the race, there’s a huge post-party featuring Capital Brewery beer and Chipotle burritos, which I’ve also been invited to attend. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me. I’m excited for some super soaker action and to check out the race.