What does N.I.T.E. Ride stand for?
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What is the N.I.T.E. Ride?
The N.I.T.E. Ride is a full day of activities culminating in a 20 mile night time bicycle tour on well-lit roads through downtown Indianapolis beginning and ending at the Indianapolis City Market. After the tour a celebration is held with food and music. See the Info Sheet for additional details and activities.
When is the N.I.T.E. Ride?
This year: On Hiatus
Next year: TBA
Where is the N.I.T.E. Ride?
While the N.I.T.E. Ride has had many different homes over the years, our participants have told us they like having the event downtown. We’re excited to have the event at the Indianapolis City Market (indycm.com) at 222 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
How do I get to the Indianapolis City Market?
Where are things at the Indianapolis City Market?
Where should I park?
Parking options are listed on the NITE Ride Parking page. We also encourage participants to carpool or ride their bikes to the event.
Are lights and helmets required?
Do I need a confirmation number or letter?
No. Registration is by name, not by number. You do not need to bring a confirmation letter to receive your T-shirt and registration packet.
How much does the N.I.T.E. Ride cost?
Visit our registration page for information on cost and to register. We kindly ask all participants to register online, but mail-in applications will be accepted.
How late can I register?
While there is no deadline to register, we are limited to the number of participants and expect to sell out this year! Participants who register (if registration is still available) after June 14th will NOT receive a complimentary limited edition N.I.T.E. Ride t-shirt. If registration options still exist, you may sign up online up until 9:00pm the day of the event. We will also accept walk-up registration on the day of the event, if we aren’t sold out!!
May I just register the day of the event?
Yes, subject to availability. We expect the event to sell out, and it’s possible there may be few or no registrations still available by the date of the event. We recommend that you pre-register to make sure you aren’t left out!
What happens if it rains?
The NITE Ride is a rain or shine event. Even if it's raining, the ride will continue. The only situation where the ride would cancel is in the event of severe weather imminently impacting any location along the NITE Ride Route that threatens the safety of our riders. All decisions are made prior to the start of the ride to avoid having severe weather strike while participants are on the ride.
I’m pre-registered. Can someone else
pick up my registration packet and T-shirt?
Yes. We will have pick up options the day before the event available. You may have someone else pick up your packet, but you will need to make sure they have a copy of your registration confirmation email. More details will be sent to registered participants closer to the event date.
I pre-registered via the website but didn’t
receive a Confirmation Letter.
You do not need one. You would have received “confirmation screen” while at the registration website and a separate confirmation e-mail message. (You are not required to bring copies of these to the event.) Both of these contain links to our event HomePage, from where you may download an Information Sheet containing information equivalent to the Confirmation Letter that is returned to mail-in registrants who provide us with a self-addressed stamped #10-size envelope.
May I cancel my pre-registration?
We generally are not able to process cancellations. However, you may transfer your registration to another participant without notice to us. Simply have the other participant report to our “Day of Event Registration” station, fill out an application, and receive your registration materials. It’s possible, but not likely, that we will be able to accommodate T-shirt size changes in such cases.
I’ve already pre-registered but would
like to add to my order. Is this possible?
Apologies, but due to data management issues we are not able to adjust pre-registration information. A limited supply of all sizes of T-shirts and sweatshirts will be on sale at the event. We can also place an order for you and mail your purchase to your home after the event.
Are riders 18 or younger allowed to ride? Yes. For safety of all participants and to ensure compliance with Indiana Curfew Laws, participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or custodian or by an adult permitted by the child’s parent, legal guardian or custodian. Registration for riders under 18 require consent by a parent or legal guardian.
Do I have to ride a particular type of bicycle?
I prefer riding my mountain bike.
Any type of bicycle, as long as it is safe working order, may be used. The only stipulations are you must use a front and rear light and wear a helmet.
Where can I find lodging?
Visit the Indianapolis Visitor's Center website.