Thursday, August 21, 2014

Anacostia River Treasure Hunt

Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association's Trail Rangers for an Anacostia River Treasure Hunt on Saturday, August 30 at 10 AM.

Scattered across the shores of the Anacostia River are treasures, great vistas, and worthy ports just waiting for discovery. Armed with a treasure map, some riddles and an eye for exploration, teams will enjoy friendly competition collecting points for treasures discovered and riddles solved. Along the way, you’ll get to see all there is to enjoy on the Anacostia River. Assemble your crew, weigh your bike anchor, and join us on an adventure that will take you up the Anacostia and back again!

Silliness encouraged. Costumes rewarded.  Bike savvy kids welcome.

Hunt Details

Date:     Saturday August 30
Time:     10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Check in: 10:00 - 10:30 am
Location:  Diamond Teague Park (First & Potomac Ave. SE DC by the ballpark)
Cost:       Free

In the days of olde, treasure hunters crossed the seas and beat back jungles in search of precious metals and plunder.  Today, we compete for points, earned by following clues, discovering lesser known attractions, and clearing some jungles too!  With a treasure map, some riddles and an eye for explorations, teams will compete for points, prizes, and glory.  You might be surprised by what the Anacostia River has to offer!

What to Bring

-a bike
-a helmet (required for participation)
-at least one teammate (up to 4 per team)
-a smartphone and Twitter or Instagram account (1 per team)
-a costume fitting of a treasure hunter (optional, but encouraged)

Kids Welcome!

Bike savvy kids are encouraged to join too.  While adult teams will be searching for treasures spread all along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, kids can enjoy a shorter, more directed hunt just for them.  Kids should be capable of riding their own bicycle and MUST have an accompanying parent to participate.


  1. Love the Idea Charles. Sounds like fun

  2. Bummed I didn't see this earlier! I wonder if the new pirate ship playground was part of the treasure hunt.