Bring out your brightest bike accessories for the third annual Owl Ride

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By Kelsey Stewart, Contributor

 

The 16-mile bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, is the largest annual night bike ride between Chicago and Denver. Over 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate, including groups from UNO. 
The ride starts at Lewis and Clark Landing and takes cyclists on a non-competitive route through downtown, midtown, Dundee, Aksarben, Field Club and the Old Market. It finishes back at Lewis and Clark Landing.
The Owl Ride is open to casual and serious riders of all ages and skill levels. 

Cyclists must wear helmets. Nebraska state law requires any cyclist to operating a bike at night to have a front light and rear reflectors. It is recommended that cyclists wear white or light-colored clothing.

Cyclists can register for the ride in advance. Registration costs $30 per person or $60 per family. Cyclists can also register on-site for $35 per person or $70 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities.

For UNO cyclists who want to see the city beneath the stars, contact Michael Grube at mgrube@unomaha.edu to be added to the team roster. The team with the most registered riders will win The Owl Ride Parliament Cup.

More information can be found at owlride.org.

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