New Belgium Brewing, the Fort Collins, Colo.-based maker of Fat Tire ale, sponsors something called the Urban Assault Ride, a touring scavenger-hunt competition that features human bumper cars (i.e., people bashing each other with black inner tubes), face-first slip 'n slides and adult-size big wheels. The contestants in the 10-city tour must race around each entire city, from one checkpoint challenge to another. The first team to complete the tasks and finish a final obstacle course receives new bikes and other prizes. Everyone, however, gets to partake in the New Belgium Beer afterparty. Sounds like a blast. Although, wouldn't BMX jousting be a lot more fun after you've put down a couple of Fat Tires?
—Posted by Kenneth Hein