Prepare for the ultimate Beijing time travel experience. Beijing Sideways and Bespoke Beijing have teamed up to bring you a thrilling scavenger hunt in none other than a vintage sidecar motorbike. Racers will rely on speed, wit and strategy as they race through various epoques of the capital, solve clues and compete to win awesome prizes.
The day will end with a party at The Big Smoke Bistro, which will include free-flow food and booze. Anyone, including families and their kids, can participate. But before we give everything away, Gael Thoreau of Beijing Sideways was kind enough to answer some questions and give the lowdown on what’s promising to be an epic adventure.
How does a scavenger hunt in motorcycle sidecars work?
We provide the motorcycle sidecar and a fully qualified driver, as well as clue sheets and maps. Teams of two ‘time chasers’ per bike (one in the sidecar, one behind the driver) tell the driver which clue they want to head to on the map, and the driver takes you there and waits while you hop out and find the answer to the clue. The drivers will be briefed on the clue locations scattered around town, but choosing the order of where to go (and solving the clues, of course) is down to the participants! So there is a strategy element too.
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This excerpt first appeared on the beijinger on October 15.
Photo courtesy of Tom O’Malley