Friday, February 24, 2006



I can sum it up in a few words…
I hate driving,
I’d rather be bike riding.

So, last September I organized the LA Scavenger Hunt. It was an overall success but one of the main complaints was that it involved driving. No one likes to drive, especially in Los Angeles where the streets are congested and the price of gas is back breaking. So in turn I have organized the LA Treasure Hunt, which will be taking place on Sunday, March 12th. This will be an all day event similar to the LA Scavenger Hunt but what differs the Treasure Hunt from the Scavenger Hunt is that this will be taking place on bicycle. NO CARS.

Here is a run down of how the event will work….
*Everyone that participates is on bicycle.
*Teams will be made up of 4 to 5 people.
*At noon everyone who is a part of the LA Treasure Hunt will meet up at the Echo Park Lake. At the lake there will be a BBQ with free ice cream, food(vegan friendly) and some beverages.
*Around that time each team will sign up. There will be a fee of $6 per person to be a part of the event.
*At 1:00pm each team will be given the first clue along with a xeroxed map of Los Angeles and a pamphlet that has some extra information.

Here is an example of how one of the clues will read…..

Clue #2
Collect 25 cans of food. Cannot have meat or diary.
Bring the canned food to this location.
1053 Laguna Ave.
LA, CA (Echo Park)

When the team brings the 25 cans of food to that location they will receive the next clue- there they will leave the 25 cans of food with the person who gives them the next clue. There will also be water and oranges at each stop for everyone involved. To solve each clue the people participating will have to ride all over Echo Park, Silverlake, Downtown LA, Los Feliz, and Koreatown and each clue gets harder and harder- it won’t be easy, honestly, I can not put half of the stuff that will be a part of the clues on this website. Anyway, many of the clues will have canned food, children’s clothes & shoes, and toiletries mixed into them. All of these items will be donated to the *Union Rescue Mission the next day. Like this event the LA Scavenger Hunt was a benefit for the Union Rescue Mission. Over $10,000 in material goods were raised in the scavenger hunt and with this event I am trying to top that.

The treasure hunt is made up 10 clues. The team to solve the ten clues the fastest will be given the grand prize, which is well over $2,500 in swag from dozens of record labels, clothing lines and gift certificates to different restaurants and stores in Los Angeles- the list of sponsors will be announced next week. At 7:00pm the treasure hunt will end and right afterwards an after party will be taking place at the Echo, where a number of bands will be playing(The Joggers, We Are Wolves, plus a few special guest), peeps will be spinning records and everyone that participates in the event will get in for free. The purpose of this event is to bring friends together and have a goodtime. It’s all about the goodtimes. Please go to the “more info” section to find how to sign up and what you need to be a part of this.
Hope all is well,
Sean Carlson

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