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Anthem Moonlight Ride breaks entry record

August 1, 2012 12:24pm

Everyone I’ve talked to who’s done the Sports Backers’ Anthem Moonlight Ride says the same thing: It’s a blast. Well, apparently the word is getting out because, with online registration almost over, the numbers continue to soar past previous years’ totals. More than 2,100 people have signed up to participate in the ride on Saturday, August 4, breaking last year’s entry mark of 2,085. Online registration closes tomorrow (August 2) at 11:59 p.m.; Walk up registration will be available on-site. 

The untimed, family-friendly, Anthem Moonlight Ride starts and finishes at Sports Backers Stadium. It features the “Full Moon” (17-mile) and the “Half Moon” (8-mile) courses through Lakeside, Bryan Park and the near west end. Prizes from Blue Moon will be awarded for Best Costume and Tackiest Lights. All riders receive a commemorative event T-shirt, a Blue Moon beer or soda, a slice of pizza, an ice cream treat along with live music from Farm Vegas.            

Moonlight Ride schedule of events:

            5:00 p.m. – Agee’s Bike Check

            6:00 p.m. – Registration and packet pick-up open

            6:00 p.m. – Vendor village opens

            8:00 p.m. – Anthem Moonlight Ride begins

            9:00 p.m. – Agee’s Post-Ride Party begins

 All riders are required to wear a helmet, and bikes must be equipped with a front and rear light. These safety rules will be strictly enforced.

 Online registration for the Anthem Moonlight Ride is available until August 2 at 11:59 p.m. The entry fee is $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 8-14. Walk up registration will be available on event day for an additional $5. For further event details and registration information, visit www.sportsbackers.org.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?