The Cycle Zydeco Scavenger Hunt
Participating in the scavenger hunt will make your CZ experience much greater as you hunt through Cajun Country on your bike looking for clues. Some will be obvious, some will be obscure, but we hope to challenge your wit and create some unique experiences while enjoying the ride. The scavenger hunt is also a great way to get our sponsors engaged with Cycle Zydeco and the riders. So strap on your helmet and get ready for some fun.
There will be 4 days to turn in clues (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday). For each correct answer you will receive a ticket into a drawing for a wide selection of prizes from gift certificates to restaurants in the towns you will be visiting, to cycling gear from Primal. The Scavenger Hunt Check-In station will be located adjacent to the mechanic & merchandise area each day of the ride and in the Expo & Check-In on Wednesday.
CAN I PARTNER UP WITH OTHER RIDERS?
We encourage you to build partnerships and have a good team. Just figure out how you will split the prizes. Each correct answer gets a ticket so if your team has purchased 5 entries, and therefore can turn in 5 clue sheets then you would receive 5 tickets for a correct answer marked on all 5 sheets.
IF I DO NOT LIVE IN THE AREA WILL I BE DISADVANTAGED?
The first set of clues, due Wednesday, will be a set of clues that you can gather simply by using your computer and have prepared at check in. It is likely there will be some required singing, dancing, or costume act on Wednesday at check-in, as well as some other trivia type clues.
Almost all of the participants will be from out of town, however, some local knowledge is very helpful. To gain an edge on the ride you may be best served by making friends and testing the Southern hospitality of the Cajuns to get some assistance. Our support team want you to know that they can easily be bribed to help you find answers.
WHAT KIND OF PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED?
We will try to provide a wide variety and a large quantity of prizes each day. They will range from drink tickets, gift certificates, merchandise, and anything else we can get local businesses and sponsors to provide us. Our goal is to have as many people win and get more back than the $7 entry.
IS IT DANGEROUS AND WILL I GET ARRESTED?
We try to keep safety a priority, so we will not ask you to feed a hungry alligator while wearing a chicken suit. We are not going to ask anyone to break laws, but if you get arrested for singing “Don’t Mess with My Toot Toot” over the loud speaker of a police car… then you will get extra points and drink tickets.
DO I NEED SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?
You should have a phone with a camera to take pictures. If you can upload the photos to the Cycle Zydeco Facebook page that would be even better. Of course, you will need a helmet.