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Urban Assault Ride goes on hiatus

January 25, 2013 10:21am

In March of last year, a group called Adventure Fit brought the urban bike race/scavenger hunt series — the “Urban Assault Ride” — to Richmond. It was a lot of fun, an event over 300 people participated in on a foggy, rainy day. The team placed an impressive third, but it looks like they won’t have a chance to improve on that finish, at least not until 2014.

From a recent Adventure Fit email:

Big plans for the UAR…

2012 was the 10th anniversary of the Urban Assault Ride. During these years, we grew from a tiny Austin race into one of the biggest cycling event series in the country. We shared countless beers and big wheel power slides with Urban Athletes while accomplishing the goal of getting more people to ride bikes for transportation.

Now that we look to the future, we see that the Urban Assault Ride is poised for a rebirth. Our goal is for the UAR to be known as ‘THE obstacle race on BIKES’ and grow much bigger in scale. This will take some time and we will use 2013 as a planning and development year. Accordingly, we will be hitting the pause button and taking the year off.

Thank you for 10 years of support and we hope you will toast us when we return for 10 more!

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?