Enjoy a moonlight ride under the stars while supporting a great cause! The third annual Moonlight Ride will take place Friday, June 3, 2016, starting and ending at McConnell Plaza on the riverfront. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s research.
“We partnered with St. Jude because there are unfortunately several families in our community who have relied upon St. Jude,” explained City Events Coordinator, Tim Ross. The ride is a fun way to support that cause.
The night begins at McConnell Plaza with dance music and a glow party starting at 8 p.m. Breck’s and Legend’s will be on site to do bike check-ups before the ride.
Participants are encouraged to decorate themselves and their bikes with glow sticks or flashing LEDs. There will be other things to decorate with on site if needed.
The route this year will be a 10-mile out-and-back down J.R. Miller Boulevard.
The Moonlight ride is recommended for ages 10 and up. “We see the whole gamut: kids, teenagers, parents, and grandparents,” Ross says. “It’s a safe ride for casual or avid riders. We have a police escort and the streets are blocked at intersections.”
The event began as a way to provide a different type of event for families. The idea was a night-time ride under the stars to kick off the summer. The first year, there were 320 participants. The second year, attendance increased to over 400. This year the crowd is expected to be around 500.
Cost is $25.
Register at moonlightride.us.
Please, bicycles only. (There are railroad tracks along the route.) No skateboards, wheelchairs, or scooters.