On July 12, you'll notice a few extra lights in downtown Omaha and by a few, we mean the lights of more than two-thousand reflectors on bike riders taking part in the 5th Annual Owl Ride.
WOWT NBC Omaha is proud to sponsor Omaha's premiere nighttime cycling adventure to benefit the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. The Meyer Foundation works to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities who live in the Omaha area.
The Owl Ride is now the largest annual night bike ride between Chicago and Denver. Riders who participate can decide between a eight mile or 16 mile course. A helmet, front white light, rear red reflector, and bicycle are required to participate.
Lights and decorations are encouraged, as are water bottles; however, there are several Owl Perches along the route for riders to rest at. No alcohol is allowed.
The ride kicks off on July 12 at 10 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Landing. There will be contests and pre-ride entertainment starting at 9 p.m.