July 8

Experience The Thrill of Bicycling by Starlight!

Thank You To All Riders & Volunteers For A Successful N.I.T.E. Ride! See You In 2024! 

Photo by Marcelo Copat (Click image to see more 2023 photos.)

N.I.T.E. Ride On Fox (6/28/23)

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

New Event Location - Eli Lilly

Head over to Eli Lilly, located at 950 S Delaware (corner of Delaware and East Merrill Street), 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, Indianapolis Zoo, Fountain Square and Monument Circle.

Parking will be available at Eli Lilly. See Parking page for full details.

Circle Monument

Photo by Ian Bryant


  • Tour of Indianapolis at NITE
  • Dinner Ride
  • T-Shirt
  • Jersey
  • 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.

Route Highlights

The N.I.T.E. Ride starts at 11:00 pm (at NIGHT!) from Eli Lilly, 950 South Delaware (located at Delaware and East Merrill Street), and takes you on a tour of downtown Indianapolis and nearby sites. The tour will take you by Mass Avenue, Butler University, Newfields, Major Taylor Velodrome, Amp16, Riley Hospital, Eskenszi Hospital. White River, Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, Lucas Oil Stadium, and Fountain Square. Total route length is 20 miles.

(Ride With GPS Map)

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 contest is back! L.I.T.E. up your bike and show off your bike at the N.I.T.E. Ride! Winner of contest will receive a Garmin Edge 540.

To enter the L.I.T.E. Up Your Bike contest: at 10:00pm take your to the Start Line and show off your bike!

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

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.