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 15 to 19 mile night time bicycle tour on well-lit roads through downtown Indianapolis beginning and ending at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. After the tour a celebration is held with food and a live band. See the Info Sheet for additional details and activities.
When is the N.I.T.E. Ride?
This year: June 27, 2015
Next year: TBA, 2016
Where is the N.I.T.E. Ride?
The N.I.T.E. Ride starts at the Indiana State Fairgrounds located at 38th Street and Binford Boulevard. Registration will be at the 4H Exhibit Hall. (Building #3 on Fairgrounds map)
Parking will be on the grounds of the Indiana State Fair, which charges $5.00 for each car. (Indiana State Fairgrounds Parking) Ride your bicycle to the Fairgrounds and park for free.
How do I get to the Indiana State Fair?
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?
Registrations received via our website by Saturday, May 23 or via mail postmarked by May 29 are $25 per person. After May 29 the registration fee increases to $31 per person.
How late can I register?
Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Saturday, June 14. Online registration will close 5:00 am Wednesday, June 24.
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!
I’m pre-registered. Can someone else
pick up my registration packet and T-shirt?
Yes. One pre-registered individual may pick up registration packets on the day of the event (4:00 – 10:00PM) for other pre-registered participants in their group. However, anyone who is not pre-registered must register in person, subject to availability (the event is expected to sell out).
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 riders between the ages of 16 and 18 must be accompanied by a riding parent or legal guardian. Participants under 16 years of age must be on the same bike (a tandem or Trail-A-Bike) with their parent or legal guardian. Registrations for riders under 18 must be signed by parent or legal guardian and be sent with the registration form of the accompanying rider.
Why are riders less than 16 years old not
allowed to ride on their own? My child is a competent bicyclist and has
been riding for many years.
This restriction is necessary due to Indianapolis curfew laws, as well as being in the interest of participant safety. We realize this causes some younger but quite capable bicycling enthusiasts to be excluded if they can not “hitch a ride” on a tandem, and apologize for the inconvenience caused to families with younger cyclists. We encourage younger bicyclists to take part in the morning Club Ride and the Dinner Ride.
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, maybe used. The only stipulations are you must use a headlight (we also recommend using a taillight) and wear a helmet.