Santa Cruz History Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate Santa Cruz Bike Month and our current exhibition, Trailblazers, with a FREE around the town history scavenger hunt.

Download the PDF of Clues

Join the Race Through Time

We've teamed up with Ecology Action and local bike shops to bring you an around the town history scavenger hunt. Join this reimagined, safely distanced Race Through Time in honor of Santa Cruz Bike Month and our current mountain biking exhibition, Trailblazers.

Solve riddles, plan your route, and whizz through local history in this epic around-the-town scavenger hunt. You have all month to complete and visit as many clues as possible. The top five players will receive epic prizes like 24-hour bike rental, swag, panniers, and a rear bike rack from local bike shops such as Spokesman & Specialized.

How to Play

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You have from July 1st - July 29th, 2020 to compete. Be one of the top 5 highest scoring individuals/teams to win epic prizes from local bike shops!

Before getting on your bicycles read through the clues, solve the riddles, and plan your route. All the riddles lead you to locations throughout Santa Cruz, California. The goal is to complete as many of the locations as possible and get the most points. There is no need to complete this in one day. You have all of July to get points, so make your routes to your experience level.

Then, while at each location, fill in the blank or follow the prompt to earn your point/s. To submit your answers, compete for the prizes, and receive the answer key come back here to fill out the Google Form. After completing this step, you could win prizes, be added to our leaderboard, or get a shout out on social media! Be sure to have fun, maintain physical distancing, follow traffic laws, & wear a helmet!

The top five players will receive epic prizes like 24-hour bike rental, swag, panniers, and a rear bike rack from local bike shops such as Spokesman & Specialized.

Race Through Time 2020 Winners

Trish Unruhe

Todd Stosuy

Team Superstoke Doom Noodle 3.0

Amber Gillespie

Running Jumping Mega Sleuths

Honorable Mention: Don Eggers

If this is you, reach out to jamie@santacruzmah.org to redeem your prize!

Download the PDF of Clues
Good luck! Questions? Email us at info@santacruzmah.org
Get Started

All Done?

Fill out the Google Form to enter your score and double-check your answers.

Submit Your Score

Summary:

  • Complete and visit as many of the clues as you can by July 29th.
  • Open to all ages & skill levels.
  • Start anywhere on the list. Do one at a time or all at once!
  • You must have your answer keys submitted online by July 29th.
  • Top 5 scores will win prizes from local bike shops such as Spokesman & Specialized. Prizes include 24-hour bike rental, swag, panniers, and a rear bike rack.
  • Winners will be announced July 31st on this webpage.

Bike Month with Ecology Action

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Whether you are new to biking or ride every day, there is some fun Bike Month activities for you to enjoy. Join Ecology Action for the Santa Cruz Bike Challenge running all month long with weekly prizes to local bike shops for logging just one ride a week, as well as some awesome virtual and socially distanced events throughout July. Check it all out and register here ecoact.org/bikemonth

See the Full Calendar of Events