How fortuitous that almost immediately following ROC Transit Day, an event is scheduled to challenge your new public-transportation skills. CitySolve Urban Race is described as an urban adventure game where teams solve pop-culture-type clues to find hidden checkpoints and face challenges, with the restriction that they may only travel by foot and public transportation. CitySolve will be held in Rochester on Saturday, June 22, starting and finishing at Murphy's Law (370 East Ave.).
The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Teams will be asked to answer an eclectic group of questions ranging from pop culture to (relatively simple) math equations in order to reach the next checkpoint. Participants will also meet challenges along the way, from throwing a strike in bowling, to listening and naming a song title or artist. At each of 10 locations, teams must repeat the process of solving clues, finding checkpoints, and taking a photo of themselves. The first team to return to the finish line at Murphy's Law and successfully solve all the clues and challenges is declared the winner, and will be awarded $300. Other prizes will be awarded for second- and third-place teams, best costume, and best Tweet.
To register for the event or for more information on CitySolve Urban Race, visit citysolveurbanrace.com and click on "Rochester NY." Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Registration costs $50 per person ($55 after 6/21 and $60 day-of), and a portion of all proceeds will benefit RochesterYMCA.