Frequently Asked Questions
What is the route like?
The route is relatively flat and easy, and a reasonably healthy person who rides slowly with frequent breaks should be able to complete the long course in about an hour and a half.
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 be illuminated and wear a helmet.
May I bring my child along for the ride?
Of Course! But, all riders must be at least 10 years old and any children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian riding with them that night. Keep in mind the minimum pace for any children wanting to ride their own bike. They will need to be able to maintain the 8 – 10 mph pace. Children not riding their own bike do not need to pay, but parents must add their name to the waiver they sign at packet pickup. Training wheels and tricycles aren’t permitted! Approved bike trailers are always welcome – but please, nothing homemade or rigged together!
Are lights and helmets required?
Yes! Lights are required on all bikes for the ride. Glow decorations are encouraged. Be creative and decorate your bike as much as you can so the video of your smooth ride goes viral. You never know, you might win the best decorated bike contest too and take home a pretty cool prize.
Will there be food options onsite?
There will be food trucks at the Pre-Ride Party at McConnell Plaza. We will provide a list of vendors closer to the event date.
Where can I find lodging?
Hampton Inn & Suites Owensboro
615 Salem Dr
Owensboro, KY 42301
Courtyard by Marriott Owensboro
3120 Highland Pointe Dr
Owensboro, KY 42303
Holiday Inn Riverfront
701 W 1st Street
Owensboro, KY 42301
Where are the restrooms?
You will find restrooms at the start and finish.
Where is First Aid?
There is a medical tent at the start/finish Pre-Ride Party area. Course marshals and police officers will be available on the route and can call for emergency medical service.
Where can I get water?
You can fill up your water bottles at the water station in the Pre-Ride Party at McConnell Plaza prior to the start of the ride.
Can you help me fix my bicycle?
We recommend visiting your local bike shop before the ride to make sure your bike is in good riding condition and while you are there you can pick up all the safety requirements.For those last minute issues be sure to visit one of our bike sponsor’s tents before the ride.
Is the ride safe?
The Moonlight Ride is very safe providing you follow all of the event rules and safety tips. Police officers will be escorting each wave of riders as well as riding and patrolling the route.
Can I register the day of the event?
Yes, subject to availability. The ride may sell out. 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 for other pre-registered participants in their group. However, anyone who is not pre-registered must register in person, subject to availability (the ride may sell out).
May I cancel my pre-registration?
We 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, let the staff know you are replacing a pre-registered person, fill out an application, and receive your registration materials. We will try to accommodate a T-shirt size change if the pre-registered person was one of the first 150 to pre-register, but it is unlikely we will have extras in the size they request. If you cannot get anyone to transfer your registration to, you can go to sleep peacefully knowing your pre-registration is going to make a difference in the lives of the families battling for another day at St. Jude’s.