A semi-virtual scavenger hunt hosted by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition kicked off in City Heights Wednesday morning, as a way to encourage residents to explore their city in an active way while keeping in mind COVID-19 safety practices.
It begins Aug. 12 and runs through Aug. 30.
The Bicycle Coalition wanted to space it out over three weeks so that people could take their time and not crowd locations and make it easier to social distance during this pandemic.
So how does it work? First, you need to download the Scavify app and search "Better by Bike." There you'll find a list of tasks to complete located in the Mid-City area.
Participants will ride, walk, skate, and scoot around visiting points of interest, shops, sharing photos and completing mini-challenges.
You get points for every task completed.
The more tasks you complete, the higher the chances you have of winning prizes, which support local businesses that may be struggling during the shutdown.
Throughout the three-week-long event, participants will be encouraged to abide by CDC guidelines by wearing masks.
Tasks and challenges will all be solo or with your household with limited person-to-person interaction.
The bicycle coalition says the challenge promotes staying active and seeing new things in your neighborhood.
"It gets people thinking about the place they live in and seeing it in a new way," said Sylvie Froncek, Programs Director, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition. "And when you slow down, do you see so much more and feel way more connected with your community."
Some of the prizes include gift cards, food, and clothing items.
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