Experience the Thrill of Bicycling by Starlight!
New Start Location for 2015: The Indiana State Fairgrounds
For 2015 the N.I.T.E. Ride will start and finish at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The N.I.T.E. Ride route will continue to go through Butler University, IUPUI and Downtown Indy. There will be a rest stop in Downtown Indy with light refreshments. Bicycle races will be held at the Fairgrounds for your viewing enjoyment. Check In will be in an air conditioned building.
- Saturday Morning Bicycle Tour
- Dinner Ride
- Special Edition N.I.T.E. Ride T-Shirt
- Rest Stop Downtown
- Bicycling Merchandise Sale
- L.I.T.E. Up Your Bike Contest
- Great Giveaways
- After-Ride Party
- LIVE Entertainment!
Enjoy the Fairgrounds, Downtown, Broad Ripple, the Indy Greenways and the Cultural Trail, Bicycle races. Visit museums, watch an IMAX movie, stroll the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens. Take in the Indianapolis Indians AAA Baseball game. Shop Circle Center Mall. To see a list of downtown activities, see the Activities page.
The N.I.T.E. Ride starts at 11:00 pm (at NIGHT!) from the 4H Exhibit Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, travels along well-lit roads through Butler University, Indianapolis Museum of Art, wanders along the White River, Downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana Statehouse and Monument Circle.
Check out this list for preparing to ride the N.I.T.E. Ride.
L.I.T.E. Up Your Bike Contest
NITE Ride "LITE Up Your Bike" Contest, sponsored by Bicycle Garage Indy.
LITE Up Your Bike and win!
Here's how the LITE Up Your Bike Contest works:
1. Sign up at the BGI table (4-H Exhibit Hall) for the contest anytime between 4:00 - 9:30 pm (during the NITE Ride).
2. At 9:45 pm, line up with your bike at the front of the line for photos of you and your bike.
3. The link to the photos will be posted on Tuesday, June 30 for voting on www.niteride.org.
4. Share the link with family, friends, co-workers and encourage them to vote for your photo - winners will be based on total number of likes and comments.
5. Voting ends 7/9/15.
6. Winners will be announced by 7/13/15.
1st place: $100 Gift Card to Bicycle Garage Indy
2nd place: $75 Gift Card to Bicycle Garage Indy
3rd place: $50 Gift Card to Bicycle Garage Indy
4th place: $25 Gift Card to Bicycle Garage Indy
5th place: $25 Gift Card to Bicycle Garage Indy
Service/Repair Area Access
If you need your bike checked for service/repairs, bring your bike to Bicycle Garage Indy's tent for service and repair.
Competitive bicycle racing makes a stop in Indianapolis for the TrueSport.com Indiana State Fairgrounds Cycling Grand Prix, which will take place on June 27 as a prelude to the 22nd Annual N.I.T.E. Ride at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The event will feature races for cyclists of all ages and abilities culminating with the Men's Elite race at 8:00 pm. Competition will be stiff with Texas Roadhouse, Bissell-ABG-Giant, Upland Brewing, Team Nebo Ridge, and Zipp Masters racing teams expected in attendance. Racing starts at 4:00 pm so arrive early to join in on the festivities to cheer on the racers from throughout the Midwest as they race around the 1 mile course at speeds exceeding 30 mph.