Discover a new
neighborhood... or one you thought you knew well!!
What to Wear and Bring
Wear whatever feels appropriate for the weather and the
exertion level you plan. Comfortable footwear is essential if you are going out on
Everyone should bring the following:
- A watch, so you'll know when you need to
- Pens/pencils for marking the answer sheet and for
planning your route.
- If you plan to use electronic scoring, a cellphone
that can send and receive plain text messages. You will send and receive as many messages as
you find checkpoints.
- If you would like to score checkpoints quickly with
QR codes, a smartphone that is capable of recognizing them.
You will receive detailed information on the compatible models and the necessary phone app
after you register. Having this is absolutely not required, but saves a but of time on the
course and puts you in touch with our sponsors afterwards.
- Helmet—mandatory for cyclists
You may wish to bring the following:
- A magnifier, to make it easier to read the fine
details of the map.
- A compass; handy but not necessary. You can rent one
for $1.00 if you leave keys as a deposit.
- Water and/or snacks. By the way, it is totally fine
to resupply from stores while you're on the course; please don't litter.
- Additional maps of the area (on the Street Scramble
map, most street names are not shown), paper or electronic.
- Bike lock—for the very few checkpoints that
require going indoors briefly.
- A GPS logger, to share the details of your travels
afterwards on RouteGadget.
- A fun team name and/or team costume!
Street Scramble Safety
The only significant hazard in Street Scramble
events is vehicular traffic. This is a serious concern if you are trying to be
competitive. It is extremely easy to run into the street with your nose in your map, or while
trying to send a text. Look before you leap!!
Cyclists, be extra cautious. You will be tempted to take
chances. To minimize the distraction of map reading, we suggest affixing your map to your
handlebars, or acquiring a bike map holder. Avoid making navigational decisions while moving.
Instead, stop and plan as much of your coming route as you can keep in memory, then ride
without consulting the map. If riding as a team, occupy a full lane of traffic rather than
riding single file down the road. This is your legal right, and it will enable you to more
easily communicate with your teammates. It will also reduce the danger of being sideswiped or
Cyclists, remember that our rules stipulate you follow all traffic rules at all times. This
includes riding in the direction of traffic, signaling turns, and stopping at stop signs and
Orange mesh safety vests with the Street
Scramble logo are provided on loan for all Street Scramble events. They are lightweight and
breathable. All participants, especially those who are competitive, are strongly encouraged to
wear one (or bring a vest of their own).
If you are running or biking hard, remember to stay
hydrated. You may wish to carry water with you, especially if you're going out for