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Register Now for a ‘Moonlight Ride’ in August

Andy Thompson

@richmondoutside
May 25, 2018 4:00pm

The Sports Backers have officially opened registration for the Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride, which will take place on Saturday, August 25. If you’ve never done this ride, check it out. It’s a great event, especially for a group of friends — or the whole family.

The casual nighttime bike ride has grown into one of Richmond’s favorite cycling events, and 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the ride. The Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride takes riders on a scenic course that goes through the Boulevard, Lakeside, and Bryan Park before finishing at Sports Backers Stadium with a street-festival style celebration for participants.

New features for the 2018 Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride include a family-friendly two-mile ride that starts at 7:30pm, with the full eight-mile course taking off at 8:00pm.The two-mile option will provide a great opportunity for families to enjoy a shorter course alternative, closed to vehicle traffic, at a relaxed pace, before heading back to the finish area for the Agee’s Post-Ride Party. The minimum age for participants in the family ride is five years old, while the minimum age for the full, eight-mile course distance is eight years old, though child seats and bike trailers are permitted in both distances for children under those ages.

Registration fees are currently $30 for adults and $15 for youth aged 5-14 years old, with a price increase set for July 1. Children under the age of five do not need to be registered, but their parent or guardian must complete a waiver to have them take part as passengers in an approved child seat or bike trailer.

Click here for registration and more event details.


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?


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