June 29
2024

2024 Event Schedule

Photo by Connie Szabo Schmucker

The N.I.T.E. Ride is not just a night-time event, but a full day packed with bicycling activities.

Start Location: Eli Lilly - 950 S Delaware (corner of Delaware and East Merrill Street)

Where are things at Eli Lilly?

 Eli Lilly Layout

Saturday, June 29

Afternoon and Evening

Come Downtown, enjoy the Indy Greenways and the Cultural Trail, visit museums, watch an IMAX movie, stroll the Indianapolis Zoo, take in an Indy Eleven Soccer game at IUPUI's Carroll Stadium, shop Circle Center Mall, and more! For more information go to the 'Activites' page.

8:00 pm

Registration, Check-In, & CIBA Merchandise Booth opens at Eli Lilly. Packet pickup includes a T-Shirt, snack and drink. Entertainment during pickup.

10:45 pm

REGISTRATION and CHECK-IN CLOSED (NITE Ride Merchandise open thru 2:00 am)

*** PLAN TO ARRIVE WELL BEFORE 10:00 PM TO CHECK IN ***

10:00 pm - L.I.T.E. Up Your Bike Contest

Take your bike to the Start Line and show off your lighted bike!

11:00 pm

N.I.T.E. RIDE BEGINS

Start Location: Eli Lilly - 950 S Delaware (corner of Delaware and East Merrill Street)

N.I.T.E. Ride Route on Ride With GPS (link)

Enjoy your ride! Rest Stop at AMP 16.

12:30 am - 2:00 am

Post-Ride Party - Pizza and music!

2:00 am

HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME!

What Should I Bring?

* Bicycle - in good working order!
* BICYCLE HELMET REQUIRED! Eye protection (clear riding glasses) also recommended
* HEADLIGHT REQUIRED! Bicycle Garage Indy will have headlights for sale at the event.
* Bring a piece of I.D., tools for minor repairs, and rain gear just in case
* NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED ON THE RIDE! Remember, drinking and bicycling don't mix!
* Know and obey Indiana traffic laws! Stay on your side of the center line; stop at red lights and stop signs; obey course marshals and ride officials; ride predictably and courteously!

"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

Parking

Parking options are listed on the NITE Ride Parking page. We also encourage participants to carpool or ride their bikes to the event.

Service/Repair Area Access

Prevent bicycle breakdown on the N.I.T.E. Ride route by having your bike checked for service/repairs prior to the day of ride at your local bike store. Save yourself the frustration of suffering a breakdown the day of the N.I.T.E. Ride by having your bike checked out beforehand.

On the evening of the N.I.T.E. Ride if you need assistance, please bring your bike to Bicycle Garage Indy's tent at the N.I.T.E. Ride for minor adjustments and minor repairs between 8 pm and 10:30 pm. Bicycle Garage Indy will have supplies available for purchase and will assist with minor adjustments and repairs before the ride. Pre-Ride Mechanical Support ends at 10:30 pm.

During the N.I.T.E. Ride Gray Goat Bicycle Company will be at the Rest Stop for minor adjustments and repairs if participants need assistance during the ride.

Other Activities

Checkout other activities during the day in downtown Indy during your visit.