July 8

N.I.T.E Ride 2023 - July 8, 2023

Experience The Thrill of Bicycling by Starlight!

Event Location - Eli Lilly

N.I.T.E. Ride On 'Spotlight On Bicycling'!

Head over to Eli Lilly for the N.I.T.E. Ride, a leisurely 20 mile tour of Indianapolis at NITE! Experience what it's like to ride with 1,500 other cyclists under the stars over Indianapolis with a route that takes you on a tour of downtown Indianapolis, Major Taylor Velodrome, Indianpolis Zoo, Fountain Square and Monument Circle.

Circle Monument

Photo by Ian Bryant


  • Tour of Indianapolis at NITE
  • Dinner Ride
  • T-Shirt
  • After Ride Celebration
  • Major Taylor Velodrome
  • Bicycling Merchandise Sale
  • L.I.T.E. Up Your Bikes

Enjoy Downtown, Broad Ripple, the Indy Greenways and the Cultural Trail. Visit museums, watch an IMAX movie, stroll the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens. Take in an Indy Eleven soccer game. Shop Circle Center Mall. Tour historic neighborhoods on a bike. To see a list of downtown activities and discount codes, see the Activities page.

The Route

The N.I.T.E. Ride starts at 11:00 pm (at NIGHT!) from Eli Lilly and takes you on a tour of downtown Indianapolis and nearby sites. The tour will take you by the Entertainment District, Monument Circle, Indiana War Memorial, The Garage, Amp16, Major Taylor Velodrome, White River, Indianapolis Zoo, Fountain Square and Massachuset Avenue. Total route length is 20 miles.

Riding Tips

Check out this list for preparing to ride the N.I.T.E. Ride.

Lite Up 2018

L.I.T.E. Up Your Bike

L.I.T.E. up your bike and show off your bike at the N.I.T.E. Ride!

Previous L.I.T.E. Up Your Bike Photos

Service/Repair Area Access

Prevent bicycle breakdown on the NITE Ride route by having your bike checked for service/repairs prior to the day of ride at your local bike store. There will be a bicycle checkup station available with limited repair capabilities. If on the day of the NITE Ride you need assistance, please bring your bike to Bicycle Garage Indy's store for service and repair. BGI will have supplies available for purchase and can assist with minor repairs before the ride. Save yourself the frustration of suffering a break down the day of by having your bike checked out beforehand.