Riders of all ages and skills enjoy the NITE RideAre you new to the sport of bicycling?  Are you looking for incentives to keep you riding?  Why not set yourself a goal?  Choose a large, organized ride which would be fun to participate in, and set your goal to ride that distance comfortably.

The best part is, you don’t have to look far to find a great ride.  One of the largest bicycle clubs in the nation is right here in Indianapolis –the Central Indiana Bicycling Association (C.I.B.A.)  – and they host a myriad of rides year round.  A particularly fun and unique ride is Navigate Indy This Evening – the N.I.T.E. Ride.  This 20 mile ride starts at 11:00pm (at NIGHT) on the IUPUI campus.  Highlights of the route include:  White River, Monument Circle, Butler University and Downtown Indianapolis.  What a hoot this is to be bicycling at the midnight hour!  And the fun continues when you stop pedaling with a post-ride party.

If this sounds like a fun event, then start building your mileage today.  You have 7 weeks to prepare.  Each week, shoot to bicycle 2-3 days per week.  One of those days is your distance day, in which you start at 8 miles and each week add 2 miles (see table below).  The other day(s) of the week can be whatever distance you desire – just get out and have fun on the bike. This plan will have you ready to ride a comfortable 20 miles just in time for N.I.T.E. Ride on June 25th.

N.I.T.E. Ride Mileage Buildup:

  • Week of May 9th – 8 mile ride
  • Week of May 16th – 10 mile ride
  • Week of May 23rd – 12 mile ride
  • Week of May 30th – 14 mile ride
  • Week of June 6th – 16 mile ride
  • Week of June 13th – 18 mile ride
  • Week of June 20th – 20 mile ride

Lights are required for this event, so come by either Bicycle Garage Indy locations  Bicycle Garage Indy location North (East 82nd Street in the Clearwater area) or South (just seconds west of I-65 on County Line Road) to get outfitted with your headlights and taillights.  

And on June 15, you could win a package of 4 NITE Ride entries Bontrager light sets from Bicycle Garage Indy.  For contest details, visit http://www.bgindy.com/for/yourbicyclecontest.

Win 4 NITE ride entries and lights from Bicycle Garage Indy