Saturday afternoon, some 50 cyclists gathered at the Omni Metro Station downtown for the first Miami Bike Hunt, a team ride we organized with Emerge Miami to celebrate Florida Bike Month. We handed each of the 18 teams a list of challenges, ranging from the inane (“stink-eye a Hummer”) to the interpretive (“Find evidence of the conspiracy”) to the imperative (“Give a Britto the finger”). In their cunning, stoicism, and verve, each group of hunters would have made Papa Hemingway proud, but in the end only one team prevailed in this the first Miami Bike Hunt in the history of the universe. With 1855 points — a mere five points ahead of second place — Team Frenemies did everything from feeding a stray cat and photobombing unsuspecting tourists to tracking down a Yiddish Theatre turned South Beach nightclub and snapping the greatest moon shot since Apollo 11 (you’ll see).
In order to keep track of points, we had each team document their ride with photos. (Really, we just wanted to get as many pics of adults climbing trees as possible … while holding a rubber ducky to keep ‘em honest.) Thanks again to everyone who came out. It was a really fun day, and we definitely plan to organize another hunt in the near future (maybe May). Until then, here are some of the pixels.
Challenge: Take a photo of accidental ass cleavage. (Technically, this was not accidental. Quoth Team Frenemie: “That chick rode by mooning us, so we caught up and snapped a pic at the light. To add to the raunchy factor, the passenger in the car just finished puking out the window. You can see the chunks in the pic. I love Miami.”)
We posted the full challenge list on Facebook and will be posting a lot more photos there shortly.