About the Ride

Calling everyone who enjoys riding a bike OR wants to supports an amazing cause! The second annual Moonlight Ride on Friday, June 3, 2016 is a can’t-miss event! The Moonlight Ride benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. So not only will participants have the opportunity to ride around Owensboro, but will also be impacting lives all over the country, and families right here in Owensboro!

How often do you have the chance to enjoy a casual bike ride under the stars and full moon with the city police department ensuring the route is safe?

How often do you get to experience a glow party downtown along the river with great food, amazing music, dancing, and contests for best costume and bike decoration?

How often do you get free swag and the chance to win a new bike while making a big impact in the lives of families’ right here in Owensboro?

AT THE MOONLIGHT RIDE on Friday June 3, 2016 you get to do all of those things!

If you enjoy a casual ride on the weekends, during the warm months, or if you’re an avid biker who thinks a 30-mile ride is just a warm-up, the Moonlight Ride is the place for YOU to be this summer.

Now in its second year, the Moonlight Ride, presented by the City of Owensboro is a party, a fun nighttime bike ride, and a great fund-raiser for the kids and families at St. Jude.

The night will kick-off with a Pre-Ride Party at McConnell Plaza downtown (next to the Owensboro Convention Center) from 8:00pm – 9:30pm. This party will feature fun music, food trucks, dancing, contests for the best rider costume and best decorated bike. It will also be the place for on-site packet pick-up to get all your event swag. Our sponsors, Legends and Breck’s, will have bike tune-ups, demo bikes, and the latest biking accessories to showcase.

Then at 9:30pm, riders will take off with police escort around the entire city on a 12.5 mile casual ride under the full moon, and starlit skies of Western Kentucky.

Please note: Only the first 150 pre-registered riders are guaranteed an official Moonlight Ride 2016 shirt

What are you waiting for? Get your bikes and helmets out, bring a friend, and be prepared to have an awesome time for an amazing cause!