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Great big thanks

We had a lot of help putting this together. Our thanks is overdue, so let’s roll credits …

Maranatha W. — artist, posters

Roger L. — artist, spoke cards

Mark B. — administrator, feats-of-strength stop

Bob S. — poet laureate with the riddles to flabbergast you

Jarrett and the staff of the 331 — I’m sure you heard how windy it was out there …

Pat and the staff of Grumpy’s NE — For the whiskey donation, the kick-ass jukebox and your continuous support of the TC bike community.

And again, thank you to our sponsors for making prizes, joy and envy possible …

Chuck of Behind Bars — Gracious donor of floor pump and tons of other swag.

Surly and staff — Massive donation of cool items including hubs, shirts, flasks, etc.

Peace Coffee and staff — Pounds and pounds o’ beans. Rad shirts.

Svetlana “Rocket Sanja” — The Loring impresario with the gift certificates.

Jonny5 of Zero Per Gallon — Stickers and patches.

Whoever those vitamin water people were with the fluid refreshments. We don’t know where that came from but thanks, yo.

And, of course, thank you, scAVENGERs, for getting your bike race on despite the rain.


Thank you thank you


We at scAVENGER HQ would like to thank the Loring Pasta Bar for generously pitching in to the prize pool. The Loring offers a variety of tasty food and drink as well as live music in its boho-chic atmosphere on the corner of 4th Street and 14th Avenue in Dinkytown, Minneapolis — just down the road from Varsity Bikes and Erik’s Bike Shop.

And for you, our dear scAVENGER, we continue to scheme … Perhaps a clever riddle to tickle your ticker and boggle your brains? Oh, we have such things …

Hello and introductions

Hola! Would you like to be a Minneapolis bicycle scAVENGER?

Of course you would! Such fun and zany antics await you as a scAVENGER (we think it’s pronounced ska-VENG-er).

So join us on Saturday May 5, the Cinco de Mayo, for a scavenger hunt via bicycle through Northeast Minneapolis. Ride places, do things, find things, drink things, see things, make things.

Registration will start at 2:30 p.m. in Logan Park. Though this is a bicycle ride of superheroic proportions, it will be fun for riders of all levels.

Come in teams of five (four or six is also super), or come alone and we will find a team for you. Please ensure that at least one member of your team has a digital camera.

And since we are scAVENGERs — superheros of the road — our antics will serve the greater good of all things bicycle.

The minimum donation will be $5 per person, and all proceeds will go toward a medical fund to benefit Chris Zito, who was injured in a hit-and-run.

Stay tuned for news on the scAVENGER! hunt (and after-party) as it develops …