Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

June 19, 2013

NITE Ride celebrates 20 years


INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s largest organized bicycle ride will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year on June 22.

Sponsored by the Central Indiana Bicycling Association, Inc. (CIBA), the 20th annual NITE Ride event will be at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium, on West New York Street in downtown Indianapolis.

About 4,000 riders of all ages are expected to join bicyclists who will ride from IUPUI to Monument Circle, up to Butler University for a rest stop, continuing on through the Indianapolis Museum of Art and down the White River Parkway back to IUPUI. More than 60 Indianapolis police officers, along with 150 volunteers, will guide the bicyclists along the route.

“This is a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy a casual nighttime ride through some of Indianapolis’ great neighborhoods and venues,” NITE Ride Director Roger Stevens said in a press release. Although the official ride doesn’t start until 11 p.m., CIBA also sponsors a morning ride and a dinner ride, all free-of-charge, the same day.

“There are many other activities that everyone can enjoy in addition to the ride, such as visiting museums, strolling the Indianapolis Zoo, watching an IMAX movie, or an Indianapolis Indians AAA Baseball game,” Stevens said. “For many, this is one of the best days of the summer.”

Online registration is available at niteride.org.