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To Contact the N.I.T.E. Ride:

Phone: (317) 767-7765 x3

N.I.T.E. Ride Managing Director:

N.I.T.E. Ride Assistant Director:

Volunteer Coordinator: cibamom@att.net

Central Indiana Bicycling Association: www.cibaride.org

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Experience the Thrill of Bicycling by Starlight!

Thank You To All the Riders and Volunteers

You made this year's NITE Ride a big succes. Thank you and see you next year!

Vote! BGI LITE Up Your Bike Contest is Live

star 4 pt Let the Voting Begin! star 4 pt Vote for your favorite LITE Up Your Bike Entries. Voting ends July 9 and winners will be announced on July 13, 2015. Happy Voting!

Congratulations Winners of the BGI Bicycle Giveaway

Winner of Momentum Street bicycle from Bicycle Garage Indy and Giant Bicycles: Jerry C., Zionsville, IN.

Winner of Momentum Mid-Step Street bicycle from Bicycle Garage Indy and Giant Bicycles: Dee W., New Castle, IN

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. Ride your bicycle to the Fairgrounds and park for free.

NITE Ride Start


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 Route

The N.I.T.E. Ride starts at 11:00 pm (at NIGHT!) from the 4H Exhibit Hall (Building #3 on Fairgrounds map) 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. Total route length is 15 to 19 miles. (Route Map)

Riding Tips

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.

Bicycle Racing

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.