11th Annual El Grupo Bicycle Scavenger Hunt


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Bicycle Scavenger Hunt Raises Funds to Empower Youth Through Bicycles

El Grupo Youth Cycling presents its 11th 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 12th, 2014. The super fun, challenging and yet also family-friendly event will start at 9am at El Grupo’s new clubhouse location just north of downtown – part of 2014 BikeFest celebrations!


Background: El Grupo is non-profit youth cycling organization recently acknowledged as a 2014 Angel Charity Beneficiary for its high quality work with youth in Tucson and Southern Arizona. El Grupo is helping hundreds of youth find their path through bicycles each year. This fundraiser directly supports providing positive youth development opportunities for youth who would not otherwise have them.The Event: 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. Family distance will include only 5 locations within a 1.5 mile radius. With all the 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.

Large raffle with prizes from awesome local businesses, including a “Fat Tire” bike from New Belgium. Don’t forget your wallet!! Prizes and original handmade trophies for fastest teams (female, male & co-ed) and fastest family. All participants receive custom “goodie” bag with swag!

Register as individuals, but the Hunt must be tackled in two’s or three’s (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. $30/person. Youth under 18 riding in teams…only $15 for you!

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. $45/family.

Pre-registration and more info can be found here: http://www.elgrupocycling.org/


Daniela Diamente
Director, El Grupo Youth Cycling
(520) 304-9682

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).