Owl Ride Expected To Draw 2,000 Riders

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Organizers expect more than 2,000 people to participate in a nighttime bicycle tour of Omaha this weekend.

The 17-mile tour begins Saturday night at 10 p.m. Participants can still register through Friday.

The Owl Ride is the largest annual night bicycle ride between Chicago and Denver. This year's even will also offer a shorter, family-friendly 8-mile ride.

The event raises money for the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, which supports social and recreational programs for people with developmental disabilities in the Omaha area.

Riders must be equipped with front lights, rear red reflectors and helmets. The cost to register in advance is $30 for those 19 and older and $10 for those 18 and younger registering with an adult. Participants may register by clicking here or by going to www.owlride.org.

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