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Youth (19 and under) Bicycle Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser

El Grupo Youth Cycling - El Grupo Clubhouse

Saturday, April 16, 2016
El Grupo Clubhouse 610 North 9th Ave TucsonAZ  85705
Saturday, April 16, 2016
El Grupo Clubhouse 610 North 9th Ave TucsonAZ  85705

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What's Included

El Grupo presents its 13th Annual Bicycle Scavenger Hunt, brought to you by New Belgium Brewing, as a fundraiser to support its mission of empowering youth through bicycles on Saturday, April 16th, 2016! The super fun, challenging and yet also family-friendly event will begin check-in 8:30 - 9am and start at 9:30am for full distance event and 10am for family distance at El Grupo's clubhouse near downtown. You bring your bike (and friends!). We will give you a map of the downtown area. On the back you will find 10 riddles to solve and 10 objects to find. You will race, ride or gallop (at your chosen pace!) within a 3 mile radius of downtown searching for the objects, tackling feats of strength and stupidity, and learning about obscure parts in downtown Tucson you never knew existed! Family distance will include only 5 locations within a 1.5 mile radius. With all riddles solved, hidden locations found, and scavenged objects in hand, you will return, race, dash to the finish for your team's time and some good ol' celebrations....drink and lunch included in registration. Celebrate your success in the beer garden! There will also be a raffle with prizes from awesome local businesses and New Belgium Brewing! Don’t forget your wallet!! Prizes and original handmade trophies for fastest teams (female, male & co-ed) and fastest families. All teams receive “goodie” bags. Register as individuals, but the Hunt must be tackled in duos or 3+ member teams (male, female or co-ed). This is for those who are looking for a challenge and some serious fun. Expect to ride 15-25 miles in 1.5-2.5 hours, depending on your street smarts, speed and determination. Family distance riders can expect to ride 5-8 miles in 1.5-2 hours, depending on your street smarts, speed and determination. A "Family" must contain at least one individual under 12 years old. Different categories for riding vs. non-riding youth this year!

About This Organizer

El Grupo is a youth cycling organization that provides youth with experiences that are fun, skill-building, and bike centered, so that they can acquire the self-confidence and leadership skills to be active and healthy members of the community. All youth need a path. Our mission is to empower youth through bicycles.

We aim to instill life-long healthy habits and build character and camaraderie through bicycle riding, racing and outreach. Through our programs, we are getting youth on bikes, and they in turn are teaching, inspiring and empowering other youth to ride, enjoy and love bikes.

Through donations from the community, El Grupo provides all bikes, equipment, clothing and gear to youth who would not otherwise have the opportunities.

Today, El Grupo reaches over 800 youth annually that are underserved or simply uninspired and gives them something positive to be excited about, as well as confidence in themselves. As one youth testimonial confirms: “El Grupo gives me purpose in life. Otherwise, I don’t know where I would be. This is a very good place for me.” El Grupo has served this ongoing role for youth in our community in expanding ways and to a growing number of youth since our founding in 2007. The demand from the community for our programs is only growing.

We are fostering the next generation of active, healthy, and community-minded cycling enthusiasts and leaders in Tucson.

Organizer Info

  • El Grupo Youth Cycling

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El Grupo Clubhouse 610 North 9th Ave TucsonAZ  85705
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