• Wed August 08 2012
  • Posted Aug 8, 2012
note: If you already signed up for the Urban Assault Ride, you would have gotten this update a few minutesa go. If you have not REGISTERED yet... You have until Friday afternoon...(or until the event caps out.. this is a possibility this year!)

This is one of the top 5 MUST-DO events in Central Iowa!!!

Updates as of - Wed - August 8th 12:54pm
FROM: New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride - Des Moines

Hello Des Moines!

After nearly a year away, we’re ready to get back to Des Moines for the 2012 Edition of the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride! We’ve got some great new obstacles, a couple of very mysterious mystery checkpoints, and of course a rip roaring after party planned for Sunday. It’s now time to take the online quiz – remember that the BEST scores will start in the first wave, so take your time and get your learn on. Before the quiz, we have a couple of announcements:

1.All checkpoints for the Des Moines event have been posted at: You’ll have 6 obstacle and 2 mystery checkpoints this year (for a total of 8 beads per team). It would be a good idea to start mapping your route now. The CLUE for the first mystery checkpoint will be posted on the UAR Des Moines Page on Thursday AFTERNOON.

2. We want to make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time on Sunday at the Urban Assault Ride, including other road and bike trail users. Please be respectful of other cyclists, pedestrians, and automobiles and follow the rules of the road. Also please make sure that your bike is in operable condition and you have the proper equipment with you on race day to fix a flat tire (inner tube, pump, tire levers, etc.)

3. The UAR after party at Mullets (1300 SE 1st St.) is open to everybody. We’ll have some great New Belgium beer on hand and the proceeds go to the Des Moines Bike Collective, so invite your friends to come out and have a beer to support cycling in Des Moines! We'll also have a VERY entertaining prize raffle which they are welcome to join in on.

4. Weather Policy: The Urban Assault Ride runs rain or shine – because we know you’re a hard core group of cyclists. Dress appropriately; it looks like it will be a very warm and sunny day.

5. Packet Pick-Up is again at El Bait Shop (200 SW 2nd St.) on Saturday from 11am - 3pm. You MUST check in at Saturday packet pickup together OR sign up for VIP Sunday pick up.

NEW FOR 2012, each teammate can sign up for the VIP PACKAGE individually! And don’t forget about all of the cool extra SWAG you get with the VIP Package!

THERE IS NO PACKET PICK-UP (meaning you get no packet) ON SUNDAY UNLESS YOU SIGN UP FOR VIP PICK-UP!!! Your can sign up for VIP Pick-up here:

OK...without further's the quiz link:
This must be completed by 4pm on Friday.

Good luck and we'll see you this weekend!!!
-The UAR crew

Anyone need a partner for the Urban Assault Ride? I registered as a coed team but my partner fell through. Drop me a note if interested.

#1 - paszekj posted Aug 9, 2012

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