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LA's hidden treasure

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If you want to search for treaure in LA, you'll need a bicycle, $6, a backpack, a Polaroid with film, a couple of friends and the afternoon of Sunday March 12th. The very first LA Treasure Hunt will benefit the Union Rescue Mission, and it's bikes only. No cars allowed.

This is brought to you by the people who did the LA Scavenger Hunt, which was considered fun by some and disorganized by others. But since it's independently produced, will kick off with a vegan BBQ at Echo Park Lake and end with a couple of bands at The Echo, we're willing to cut the organizers a break — they're working really hard. They're hoping to raise more than $10,000 worth of supplies for the Mission.

Riders will be organized into teams of 4-5 and will be racing to figure out 10 clues. The winning team will ride off with a pack of swag worth $2,500 and new bikes. But everybody wins, right? Because the fun of a treasure hunt is in the hunting.