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Hey CitySolvers, don’t get caught without the main essentials!

For every race there are a few items you can’t afford not to have. Make sure you have the following items before you come to any CitySolve Urban Race!

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Living for the City

Today we give thanks for the freedom to explore our urban spaces, because it hasn’t always been this way. Happy birthday MLK.

Musicians understood that the city wasn’t free, and they harmonized about it.

We are happy because in our game anyone can participate, regardless of color or preferences.

Because we are aware of how far we have come, but still have to go.

And every year we participate with others across the country in a celebration of our freedoms. We celebrate our freedoms in Cafes, Bars, Restaurants, Parks, and much much more.

Imagine that.

Thank you to everyone for celebrating with us for 10 years straight.

And thank you again MLK.

CitySolve + Timbuk2 “Where will your #GoodLookingBag take you?” Photo and Video

CitySolve has teamed up with Timbuk2 to bring you our “Where will your #GoodLookingBag take you?” Sweepstakes! Watch as we send our #GoodLookingBag across country and learn a quick fact about each of our 2014 urban race locations. Tune in to see all the sites and sounds that our bag encounters as it travels from coast to coast. Listen to where our bag we’ll be traveling to!

Every week we’ll post new videos of where the bag has been with a new fun fact from each city until the end of the sweepstakes. Be sure to watch them all before the #GoodLookingBag sweepstakes ends on December 22, 2013. Check out what cities our #GoodLookingBag has been to already!

San Francisco



Remember our sweepstakes is open to United States citizens over 18 years of age and the winner will be announced on December 31, 2013. For a full list of rules and regulations, visit Be sure to register early for our 2014 Urban Race Series and if you do so by 12.22.13 tickets are $25 and your team will automatically entered to win a $1,200 grand prize.

The Early Bird Gets the Discount Because Worms Are Gross!

$20 tickets UPDATE

Today is the day! Do not wait or you will miss out on $20 per person tickets. After today (November 30th) the price goes up to $25 per person. Click here to find a CitySolve Urban Race near you. Happy shopping!

Official Rules for the 2014 Early Bird Registration #GoodLookingBag Sweepstakes

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CitySolve & Timbuk2® Good Looking Bag Sweepstakes



1.    Who is eligible?

This CitySolve & Timbuk2® Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes’) is open to legal U.S. residents in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of November 11, 2013.  Employees of CitySolve Urban Race, their subsidiaries and affiliates, or of other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other United States territories and where prohibited by law.

2.    Who is sponsoring the Sweepstakes? 

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by CitySolve Urban Race, 2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 202, Berkeley, CA 94704 USA and Timbuk2, 583 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (the “Sponsors”). Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to discontinue this sweepstakes or modify these Official Rules without prior notification. Any such changes will be available at

3.    How do I enter? 

The Sweepstakes runs from November 11, 2013 at 11:11 a.m. PT and ends December 22, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PT. (the “Entry Period”).  During the Entry Period there are four ways to enter:

Method 1: Entrants can register for the early bird specials of the $20 (between November 11, 2013 through November 30, 2013) or $25 (between December 1, 2013 through December 22, 2013) and will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. Each team member must be listed at registration; failure to identify each person on a team upon registration will result in one entry under the name of the person upon registration. Note: People who register as a team can Tweet and Facebook according to the Method 2 rules.

Method 2:  Entrants can enter through Facebook by liking the CitySolve Urban Race Facebook page ( and filling out the entry form. Entrants can only earn one entry per day. Entrants can enter through Twitter by following @CitySolve and using the hashtag #GoodLookingBag. An entrant can tweet or re-tweet the hashtag #GoodLookingBag. Entrants who enter through Twitter must fill out an entry form via CitySolve Urban Race Facebook before the end of the Sweepstakes. The maximum amount of entries via Facebook or Twitter is 42.

Method 3: Entrants can enter via photo or video. Each photo entry will receive 5 entries per photo submitted and each video will receive 10 entries per video submitted. Selected photos and videos will be placed and/or used on Sponsors website, blog and/or Facebook or Twitter pages. Selected and unselected photos and videos will receive the same amount of entries. There is no criteria and/or judging of photos or videos submitted by entrants for this is not a contest. Photos and videos entries are methods of entries into the sweepstakes and all submissions will be granted.

Idea categories for photos and videos entries are: (1) Iconic or Historical Landmarks, (2) Spontaneous Moments with your Timbuk2 bag, (3) Travel Portraits, (4) Outdoor Scenes; and (5) Scenes of your favorite place in your city (the “Categories”). There is no limit on the number of entries per person and the “Categories” may or may not be in photos and/or videos entered.

All photographs and videos can be submitted via Email. Email submissions must include entrants name, email and date of birth and sent to

NOTE: Photographs and videos must be in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. Photos that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud; provided that entrants must be prepared to provide a release form as described below in “Release”. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close up of another person’s art.


The photos and videos, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the sweepstakes entrant. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph or video.


The photos and videos must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsors, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content and will not be posted or promoted by the Sponsors.



If the photograph or video contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph or video, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Official Rules without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph or video is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.

Upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph or video submitted, authorizing Sponsor and its licensees (“Authorized Parties”) to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner.

Similarly, upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed written license from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork, or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph or video entry, authorizing any Authorized Party to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

Finally, upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed written license from the owner of any private property included in the photograph or video entry, authorizing any Authorized Party to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

For the purposes of these Official Rules, the entrant will be deemed to be in receipt of Sponsor’s request or notification, (a) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by postal mail, five business days after the request was sent by Sponsor, or (b) in the event that Sponsor sends the request by email, on the day that the email was sent by Sponsor.

Method 4: Entrants can enter by a mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to CitySolve Urban Race, 2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 202, Berkeley, CA 94704. Entries must provide name, email and phone number to be eligible. All mail-in entries must be received by December 23, 2013 to be entered in the sweepstakes. There is no limit to the number of entries per Method 4.

4.    How will winners be selected? 

On or about December 31, 2013, a representative from CitySolve Urban Race will randomly select one (1) winner. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  The winner will be notified within fourteen (14) days of the drawing.

5.    What can I win? 

One (1) Grand Prize* winner will receive four (4) Classic Messenger Bags four, (4) Klean Kanteen® from Timbuk2®, and four (4) $100 Visa Gift Cards. The total approximate retail value is $1,200.  Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Sponsors at its sole discretion.  Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsors, who reserve the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsors at its sole discretion.  The winner is responsible for taxes and all other costs and expenses not listed above.

*The Grand Prize giveaway is subject to who the winning entry is. Winning entries can either be an individual and/or team depending how the entrant entered. Entrants who registered with a team (2, 3, or 4 individuals) will automatically be entered as a team (i.e. winning entries from a Team of two (2) will receive two (2) Classic Messenger bags, two (2) Klean Kanteens and two (2) $100  Visa Gift Cards, total approximate retail value of $600; a team of three (3) will receive three (3) Classic Messenger bags, three (3) Klean Kanteens and three (3) $100 Visa Gift Cards, total approximate retail value of $900; a team of four (4) will receive four (4) Classic Messenger bags, four (4) Klean Kanteens and four (4) $100 Visa Gift Cards, total approximate retail value of $1,200). Winning entries of an individual entry (a person who used Method 2 or 3 and are not already on a team) will receive one (1) Classic Messenger bag, one (1) Klean Kanteen and one (1) $100 Visa Gift Card with a total approximate retail value of $300.

6.    What may a potential winner be required to do? 

Potential winner will be notified by January 1, 2014 and will have fourteen (14) days to claim grand prize. Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return a Declaration and Release and/or tax form W-9, if applicable, within fourteen (14) days of being notified.  If a potential winner declines to accept the prize, has violated any of these Official Rules, or fails to sign and return the required documents within the required time period, then an alternate entrant will be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of remaining entries.

To be eligible for any Sweepstakes Period, the Statement must be received by the End of the Entry Sweepstakes Period End Time. Any use of micro, automatic, programmed, robotic, or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods, and entrants using such methods will be disqualified. In order to win a prize, the potential winner must be a follower of @CitySolve or provide Sponsors with an email, at the time of the random drawing and when the potential winner is notified. CitySolve will notify the potential winner via Private Message through Twitter, Facebook and/or Email. If a potential winner cannot be reached by Private Message within Seven (7) days of the first notification attempt, if Sponsors Email, Twitter or Facebook account is blocked from contacting the potential winner via Private Message, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible, does not comply with these Official Rules, if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or potential winner cannot or does not accept the prize for any reason, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries for the applicable drawing. Sponsors, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to two (2) potential winners of a prize in accordance with the above procedure, time permitting after which the prize in question may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed.

Once a potential winner has responded to the Private Message notification, the potential winner may be sent additional verification paperwork via email, postal mail and/or express mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

By accepting a prize, each winner grants Sponsors and its designees permission to use their name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence on a winner’s list (if applicable) and for programming, publicity and promotional purposes (including without limitation, posting such winner’s name on @CitySolve or @Timbuk2 Twitter Pages and/or Facebook Fan Pages), worldwide in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsors and its designees are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

7.    What other terms should I be aware of? 

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the determinations of the Sponsors, which shall be final. Unless prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsors may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsors reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Failure by the Sponsors to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsors reserves the right to modify or cancel this promotion at any time and, in the event of cancellation, substitute another in its place.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsors, its parent and related companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize.  Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

8.    Limitations of Liability:

Entrants, by participating in the Sweepstakes, release and agree to hold the Sweepstakes entities harmless from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death and bodily injury, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including participating in this Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related activity, whether sponsored, held by or paid for by a third party or by Sponsors. Additionally, the Sweepstakes entities are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, garbled, damaged, delayed or undelivered entries or Tweets or Facebook; or for any virus contracted by an entrant’s computer through participation in the Sweepstakes, for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by computer or Internet malfunction or interference, tampering, manipulation, weather or natural disaster, acts of war, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation; or for failed computer, satellite, telephone, wireless or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or text messages, the cancellation or postponement of any event, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, interrupted or inaccessible or unavailable network, server, wireless service, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections or any combination thereof. Sponsors reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in a unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods or third-party software or website or any other devices which subvert the entry process will void all entries by such methods, and disqualify any entrant using such methods. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, virus, bug, worms, unauthorized human intervention or any other causes which Sponsors, in the sole opinion of Sponsors, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsors reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and post notice of the action as they see fit. If Sponsors terminates the Sweepstakes prior to the end of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsors will select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all valid, non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to termination, if any, or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules, without materially affecting them, for equitable or clarification purposes.


 9.    How will disputes be handled?

Except where prohibited, entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of California in the County of Alameda.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

 10.  How can I find out who won?

Official winner will be announced at on December 31, 2013. Winner’s name can be obtained on or after January 1, 2014 by sending a self-addressed envelope to “CitySolve & Timbuk2® Good Looking Bag Sweepstakes “, CitySolve Urban Race, 2161 Shattuck Ave. Suite 202, Berkeley, CA 94704. Requests must be received within one (1) week of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

11.  Sweepstakes Administrator

The Administrator of the Sweepstakes is CitySolve Urban Race, 2161 Shattuck Ave. Suite 202, Berkeley, CA 94704. The Sweepstakes Administrator may be contacted at the above address with any questions regarding this Sweepstakes. The information you provide will only be used to contact you in the event you are determined a Sweepstakes winner.

This Sweepstakes is in no way liable, sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Visa.

©2013 CitySolve Urban Race. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The use of various prizes does not imply any participation in, or endorsement of, this Sweepstakes by their respective companies.