On July 17th, more than 60 people set out on the first annual City at Your Feet Scavenger Hunt, a cross-city adventure designed to deepen participants’ understanding of Portland and its neighborhoods by connecting them to hidden gems on the trails and in the city. The hunt began and ended on the re-vamped North Boyd Street intersection of the Bayside Trail. Working in teams, participants followed meticulously worded clues that led to a number of well-known – and not-so well-known – trail destinations. One big rule? No cars allowed. Through the event, Portland Trails wanted to encourage active and sustainable transportation in Portland. Teams could walk or bike to destinations, but they also earned bonus points for using the METRO bus or other alternative transportation methods like skateboards or scooters.
on time to collect their prizes!
Perhaps the biggest surprise of all? Our first place team, the Portland One Wheelers. These clever trekkers not only racked up mega bonus points for unicycling all over Portland, but they made it to three different neighborhoods, were the only team to find the pocket park on Thompson’s Point, and they took their unicycles on the bus.