December 06, 2011
Mandatory gear: Flashlight, dark apparel (so you can hide!), running shoes
The gist: Capture the Flag, Ghost in the Graveyard, and Kick the Can. . . just like when you were a kid!
The games we all played in the backyard after dark are not just for kids anymore. Adult “Capture the Flag” leagues have popped up around the U.S. and on college campuses. Fan sites and rules are easily findable online. Get started: We recommend a dark open field surrounded by woods, flashlights to initiate the game (then turned off!), and six or more friends willing to run and hide in the night.
- PHOTO CONTEST!
Do you bike urban singletrack trails? Maybe you build two-story snow forts? Submit a photo and a caption of yourself being a "Weekday Warrior" to win Köppen gear! We'll highlight the best submissions on this page. (Submission form is below on left; upload as many photos as you see fit, and we'll contact you if your image wins!)
- Learn about how to be
a Weekday Warrior
Ad Hoc "Alleycat" Bike Race
Mimic the routine of a professional bike messenger.
Skateboarding with Dog
Kick and glide on your skateboard.
Capture the Flag, Ghost in the Graveyard, and Kick the Can.
Open Water Swimming
Triathletes do it. You can too! Ditch pool laps for a lake swim.
Trails? Pff. Who needs trails when you can walk in the woods!
Bike to Work
Leave the car behind. Freedom and exercise on your commute.
Get your flashlight ready. Hiking in the dark is a whole new world.