FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS !


1. What time does the event start?
2. What time does the riding event end?
3. I just want to RIDE & join everyone for the food and music and friendship. Do I have to mess with the app?
4. I can barely tie my own shoes… should I try this?
5. Is this a team event?
5. Can I ride alone?
6. What are all the awards?
7. How does this point thing work?
8. What do I do when I get to a GPS checkpoint location?
9. How do I know you received my confirmation?
10. How do we know how much a waypoint is worth? (and when do we find out)?
11. A competition that isn’t a race?
12. Can we start the ride early?
13. Do i have to start at the beginning the the track
14. How many points will I be docked for being late?
15. How many points will I earn at a checkpoint?
16. Are the routes different depending on where you start?
17. Do the four routes have equal amount of points?
18. Is the milage the same for all the routes?
19. How do i earn bonus points?
Where can I register for this?

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This is for the guys that have had a few more hits to the head than the rest of us (like Boots) If you have questions you dont see here, please go to the Contact Us page and ask!

Q & A


What time does the event start?

On Sept 30th at 9AM the APP will “unlock” and the event begins!
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What time does the riding event end?

The event ends at 6pm (you will be docked points for being late). You do realize after 6pm THERE IS FOOD, MUSIC, AND BANDS… RIGHT?! Don’t be late!
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I can barely tie my own shoes… should I try this?

Of course! Just as your your friend(s) to guide you. Build a team of people and just ride along!
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I just want to RIDE & join everyone for the food and music and friendship. Do I have to mess with the app?

You are welcome to join us! You don’t have to collect points or download the APP if you just want to enjoy the ride and join us for food, music, and camaraderie. We hope most will take advantage of the APP- if for no other reason than uploading pictures for the digital slide show.
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Is this a team event?

Yes, you can compete as a team and use each others strengths (only ONE DESIGNATED person in the group may be logged into the APP)
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Can I ride alone?

Totally! If you are adventurous enough to do this on your own then go for it! There will be a prize for the top performing SOLO RIDER !
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What are all the awards?

We don’t want to reveal all the accolades to be earned, but are a few: Highest Point Total Solo Rider, Highest Point Total Team Riders, Fastest Time for FULL track completion, Furthest Travelled rider, Best Photo, Craziest Photo, Best Wheelie Photo, Dirtiest Rider, and you never know what else we might come with!
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How does this point thing work?

As you navigate the track using your GPS, someone in your group will simultaneously be using the Goosechase smartphone APP. The APP will designate certain checkpoints throughout the day for each track. At these checkpoints you will be required to do one of three things: Take a photo, send a text message, or reach a designated GPS location. Each time you complete a checkpoint task using the APP, it will automatically send the information back to our headquarters (AKA your final destination)
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What do I do when I get to a GPS checkpoint location?

The APP makes use of your GPS built into the phone (be sure you keep it plugged in during your ride so it’s charged) and when you select that particular checkpoint, the APP give you an option to ‘check location.’ If you are within a short radius of the correct location, your phone will verify that to the APP, gives us confirmation, and award you the points!
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How do I know you received my confirmation?

The completed/confirmed checkpoints will disappear from your screen (leaving only uncompleted checkpoints in the list). You will also see your running point total throughout the game (If you run into another team, feel free to compare points… but you don’t have to tell the truth!)
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How do we know how much a waypoint is worth? (and when do we find out)?

When you are able to log into Goosechase with your game password (which will be emailed to you and will not activate until 9AM Saturday) the APP will then give you the list of all checkpoints, descriptions, and point values. You do not have to collect all the points, just have fun getting what you can !
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A competition that isn’t a race?

Yeah! An open window of travel time between 9AM and 6PM (Which should give you plenty of time). Within that framework you can try to collect as many points as possible, add or ignore alternate tracks, or even stop and enjoy the scenery if you wish. Don’t be afraid to just enjoy the ride, take lunch, etc. How you play the game is up to you, push harder or just go enjoy the experience collecting checkpoint (The photo’s alone will be worth it! ) Don’t forget, there are bonus points for great pictures, all to be shared that evening during the festivities. Also keep in mind the accolades include top scoring AND the opposite…
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Can we start the ride early?

Yes, but you will not get credit till the APP opens at 9am, so you may miss points you have passed along the way. BUT... you can start late ! Whatever way your schedule works, just be sure you can make it to the final destination on or before 6pm (hate for you to be late for dinner AND lose points for being missing the deadline)
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Do i have to start at the beginning the the track (I don’t live very close to the starting point as the crow flies…)

No, you can join the track anywhere you want, but you will of course sacrifice point-potential and some sight-seeing. We designed this event with flexibility in mind.
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How many points will I be docked for being late?

Every 15 minutes is a 500 point deduction.
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How many points will I earn at a checkpoint?

Each mission (whether is be a photo-op, GPS, or text) will be worth between 100 to 1000 points. The average checkpoint will be 500 points.
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Are the routes different depending on where you start?

YES ! There are FOUR DISTINCT MAIN TRACKS….
The starting point for this year’s Adventure Palooza 2017 will be as follows: (updated 5-17-17)
North - Near Moulton, IA
East - Washington, MO (or Wentzville, MO. Both will be near the track start)
South - Thayer, MO
West - Lee Summit at the James A Reed Wildlife area (Suburb of Kansas City)
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Do the four routes have equal amount of points?

YES! But the points are weighted differently due to terrain, alternate, technical difficulty, milage, etc. Therefore everyone completing the tracks has an equal opportunity to gain the same maximum points, point totals for teams will vary due to the nature of competition. Some teams may miss a point, some teams will elect to skip or add an alternate, etc.
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Do all the routes have equal mileage?

Similar mileages for all the routes heading in from the four directions. However, there will be variance .... Some of the variance is due to alternate track choices you will have, short cut options, or some individuals/teams may jump in at points with closer convenience and proximity to their residence. However, all this works out because of the Goosechase APP! Teams not completing the track from its origin cannot gain as many points (although they may be able to make up some points doing alternate tracks where they can). Keep in mind that all waypoints are not of equal value, therefore we think it will work out competitively, fairly, and fun no matter where you start! HAVE FUN !! DON'T GET TOO SERIOUS. Expect 200 - 250 miles of riding. If you start at the extreme endpoint of the track and took NO SHORT CUTS it could be longer, but that is up to you. Like any good adventure ride, I think most people will take strategic short cuts.
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How do i earn bonus points?

Simple… when asked to do something like a photo and it says “Get a photo of yourself (team) on Nowhere Bridge” if you take a photo of everyone on the bridge just standing there you get points, but if you get the same photo and you are ENJOYING YOURSELF!!! you will get BONUS, BONUS POINTS!!! Go crazy! Have a ball!