Beached Miami's Bike Hunt: A Wacky Scavenger Hunt on Wheels Coming to South Beach

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Courtesy of Beached Miami

Ride a bike around South Beach, engage in ridiculous antics, possibly win a sweet prize -- where do we sign up? This will be the mantra of every Miami bike enthusiast when they hear the details of the second annual Bike Hunt, a wacky scavenger hunt on wheels.

Beached Miami and Emerge Miami have partnered up to plan an afternoon of awesome, absurb adult fun. Think showering in public fountains, cannonballing into public pools, playing ball boy at a tennis game, and more straight up ridiculousness.

This is the second go-around for this crazy ride. The first went down in March 2011, and people had a blast, says Beached Miami Editor Jordan Melnick.

"This kind of kind thing where you send people on these missions, it gets people to explore South Beach in a new way. We tie in daring types of things, silly things, historic challenges," said Melnick. "It's really just about having a good time. I always like to see adults acting silly. It's heartwarming."

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Courtesy of Beached Miami

Basically, teams of two can sign up to take part in the South Beach excursion. Teams will get a list of the top-secret challenges (released on hunt day), and will then earn points by sharing photos of completed challenges via Twitter, using the hashtag #bikehunt305. So yeah, someone on each team has to have a Twitter account and a smartphone. Not a tough requirement in this day and age.

As far as what the challenges will be, Melnick's says it's top secret. But he offers this advice: "We try to choose challenges in accordance with the sponsors. The idea is to stretch people out across South Beach, and all sponsors except Sweat Records are located here (and Panther Coffee is about to open a new location on the beach). We'll be able to encourage people to move around and really get to explore the area."

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Maurice Gibbs Park

1700 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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Purdy Lounge

1811 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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Seems fun and all, but you have to post pics of yourself or your team doing ridiculous stuff on twitter?  I'm not sure thats so smart.  

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Man I wish you chose the picture of the girl I was partners with jumping into the pool in her bikini instead!

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