The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people race to different destinations in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "Pit Stops" at the end of each leg (more properly "heat") of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg. Contestants travel to and within multiple locations in a variety of transportation modes, including bicycles, taxicabs, cars, trains, buses, boats, and by foot. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. The team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the winner.