BIKE NIGHT IS BACK May 15th, 2016
Where: East End Roosevelt Park, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont CO 80501
When 6:30pm, 6;45 ride – Every Wednesday til mid-September.
Colorado’s oldest and largest weekly family friendly cruiser ride rolls into its 16th season May 15th 2019 in downtown Longmont.
Over the past 15 years Longmont Bike Night has become Colorado’s largest weekly family-friendly cruiser ride. Bike Night has encouraged riders of all ages and abilities to ride more often. The easy pace combined with great company keeps riders coming back in greater numbers year after year.
In fact, Longmont Bike Night has spun off several other rides including Cheyenne Slow Roll in Cheyenne Wyoming, Windsor Bike Night, Windsor CO, and Longmont’s own East Side Bike Night.
“In 2004 a good night was 5 or 6 riders, last year we averaged 100 riders per week. Finishing the season with just over 1800 people taking part”, said Kragerud.
Bike Night’s success rests in its consistency. For 15 years Bike Night has ridden every single Wednesday between mid-May to mid-September, rain or shine.
I think if someone, besides me, makes time to do Bike Night – I owe it to them to ride, rain or shine. It used to be if one person besides me showed up, there was a bike ride. Now rarely is there less than 80 showing up. Bike Night is a parade on wheels and it’s a lot of fun.
NEW for 2019:
A TRIUMPHANT RETURN to the Greenway! City officials plan to open the greenway between Pratt Parkway and Martin Street this summer. Which means Bike Night will return to the greenway; which will inspire some creativity in our routes.
What is Bike Night?
Bike Night is an organized free family-friendly ride through the neighborhoods and greenways of Longmont.
The Bike Night motto:
“If you’re old enough to ride, and young enough to stay on, then, you’re probably just right for Bike Night”.
Ages of riders vary but are generally Late young families and adults in their 30’s to early 60’s. Bike Night attracts many young families with kids. Children should be comfortable riding on two wheels to have the best experience. If your child is using training wheels, please ride toward the back of the pack.
6:30 -6:40pm is set aside for kid’s bike safety. It’s great having kids along for the ride, but young kids tend to think of Bike Night as a race. It’s not. Bike Night is a leisurely ride around Longmont and is perfect for parents teaching their kids about the rules of the road, and becoming familiar with riding in a group. If parents aren’t comfortable having their child ride in traffic or in a large group of cyclists, then children should ride in a trailer or on a tag-a-long bike.
Where & When does Bike Night Meet?
Bike Night meets at Roosevelt Park. We meet at 6:30 PM, in the RTD (east) Roosevelt parking lot near the flag poles, rain or shine, and leave around 6:40 PM.
Bike Night Route:
The route is generally within Old Town and is about 6 – 8 miles covered in about 45 – 60 minutes.
How do I get more information?
There are several ways to get the latest information about Bike Night:
Go to the blog at http://www.Longmontbikenight.blogspot.com
OR – www.Facebook.com/longmontbikenight which is the primary method for getting information about Bike Night. Messages are sent out to Facebook members and posted to the blog prior to each ride.