The first night-cycling event of its kind to be introduced to the city, the Atlanta Moon Ride is back for its fourth annual ride on Friday, June 10th. The festivities include a fun, safe, 6-mile bike ride through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods. Featuring after-dark antics, participants are encouraged to ride with flair – dressing in costumes, decora- tive helmets, glow sticks, bullhorns – anything goes.
The nighttime cruise will start and end at Piedmont Park, safely taking participants on a scenic and traffic-free route through Midtown, Ansley Park, Historic Old Fourth Ward, Morningside and the Virginia Highland neighborhoods.
Tickets start from $30 and include an official Atlanta Moon Ride t-shirt as well as entry to the kick-off party starting at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the Atlanta Moon Ride will benefit local charity Bert’s Big Adventure. Bert’s Big Adventure is a non-profit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.
Who: Anyone who wants to ride the streets safely at night, whether you’ve got a street bike, a mountain bike, a wheel chair or a classic cruiser – all ages welcome!
What: 2016 Atlanta Moon Ride
Bike enthusiasts of all skill levels dress in flair and enjoy a fun, safe, evening ride through the streets of Atlanta, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure.
When: Friday, June 10th
6 p.m. – Registration and kick-off party with live music, outdoor bar areas and more 11 p.m. – Hit the streets for a fun ride alongside our Atlanta Police Department
Where: Piedmont Park Atlanta, GA 30309
Cost: $30 per person.
*Rain or shine event, no refunds
Learn more and register at http://atlantamoonride.com.
About Atlanta Moon Ride
The first night-cycling event of its kind to be introduced to Atlanta, the Atlanta Moon Ride is a 6-mile bike ride through some of the city’s coolest neighborhoods. Established in 2012, the Atlanta Moon Ride allows bike enthusiasts to ride at night without having to battle traffic. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit organization, Bert’s Big Adventure. For more in- formation, please visit http://www.atlantamoonride.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/atlantamoonride), Twitter (www.twitter.com/atlantamoonride) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/atlantamoonride/)
About Bert’s Big Adventure
Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year- round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and programs create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges. Online at http://www.bertsbigadventure.org, facebook.com/bertsbigadventure and twitter.com/bertsbi- gadv.
*Photos: Joseph Wong