Bike Hutto plans Hippo Hunt for Nov. 14

Bike Hutto is hosting a Hippo Hunt on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy Bike Hutto.

Bike Hutto is hosting a Hippo Hunt on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy Bike Hutto.

Holy hippopotamus, bicyclists!

Bike Hutto, an advocacy group for bicycling in Hutto, will celebrate a century of the barrel-shaped mammals with its first ever Hippo Hunt on Nov. 14. The scavenger hunt will pit teams of four to six bicyclists against one another as they pedal to hippo statues throughout the city, collecting clues.

The event is a fund-raiser for Hutto Has Heart. Photo courtesy Bike Hutto.

The event is a fund-raiser for Hutto Has Heart. Photo courtesy Bike Hutto.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the event starts at 9 a.m. at Creekside Park, 305 Orchard Way in Hutto. The first team to complete the scavenger hunt and make its way back to the park wins the Hippo Hunt trophy.

Hippo statues can be found all over Hutto. Photo courtesy Bike Hutto.

Hippo statues can be found all over Hutto. Photo courtesy Bike Hutto.

Cost is $15 a person, with a maximum of $60 per team. Each participant receives a T-shirt, swag bag and breakfast the morning of the event. Helmets are required, and cyclists must obey all road and trail rules and use the Cottonwood Creek Trail underpass to cross Highway 79.

Proceeds will benefit Hutto Has Heart, which provides emotional, financial, educational and spiritual support to Hutto community members.

To register go here.

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