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Save the date now for the 3rd annual OwL Ride, Omaha’s nighttime urban cycling adventure. The ride on Saturday night, July 14, 2012 will provide an active experience in Omaha’s dynamic metro core. The OwL Ride is the largest annual night bike ride between Chicago and Denver, nearly 2,000 people participating in the 2011 ride. Registration is not yet open but check back with us later. We expect even more fun and riders this year.
The OwL Ride circles a specially designed 16‑mile route through Downtown, Midtown, Dundee, Aksarben, Field Club and Old Market neighborhoods, with a shortcut available to create a 7-mile ride. See the city in a unique light—star light and moon light, as well as street lights.
With a non-competitive format, both casual and serious riders of all ages and skill levels will enjoy the OwL Ride—from young professionals and empty nesters to families looking for a unique night ride experience. You’ll enjoy snacks, refreshments and fun on a cruise through the city with your nocturnal friends. In addition, you will help people in our community. The ride is a benefit for the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, serving adult disabled people in the greater Omaha metro.
The opening of registration is tentatively set for June 1. Check back later for more details.
NOTE: Helmets are required for all Owl Ride participants, and state law also requires anyone riding at night to have both a front light and rear reflectors. Our sponsors offer discounts on helmets and lights. See our Safety page for more information.
See WOWT’s news report on the inaugural OwL Ride: WOWT news coverage.
Start and Finish:
Lewis and Clark Landing on the downtown Omaha riverfront will continue to host the start and finish of the 2012 OwL Ride.
(Suggested parking is at the Gallup campus shown on the linked Lewis and Clark area parking map.)
Contests and Prizes
Click here to learn more about OwL Ride contests and prizes!
Colleagues, friends and families may form teams to share the evening’s adventures.