Mayor's Twilight Ride
PURCHASE 2014 TWILIGHT RIDE SHIRTS THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 18. SHIRTS WILL BE ORDERED AND TAKE APPROXIMATELY 7 BUSINESS DAYS TO ARRIVE TO US. WHEN THE SHIRTS ARRIVE WE WILL CONTACT YOU WITH LOCATION TO PICK-UP SHIRT. NO SHIRTS WILL BE MAILED OR DELIVERED.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. YOU CAN REGISTER BEFORE THE RIDE THIS EVENING FROM 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM AT THE RIDE STAGING LOCATION - RICH ST BRIDGE (COSI SIDE).
Join Mayor Michael B. Coleman and other home town celebrities for an evening of bicycling through the heart of Columbus on Friday, July 11. Hop on your bike, grab your bike light and helmet and don’t miss Columbus’ finest evening ride. The bike route will be the best tour of Columbus on two wheels! -a unique tour takes riders through the vibrant downtown area, and views of parks, city landmarks, and a wide variety of architecture in scenic neighborhoods.
Stick around afterwards for the *free* Rhythm on the River concert at Bicentennial Park!
Riders must be 13 years of age or older to participate.
Proceeds from the Mayor's Twilight Ride help fund the Kids Cycle Columbus initative, a 6-week program where kids learn safety and riding skills.
PACKET PICK-UP UPDATE: If you register the week of July 7 please allow 24 hours before going to Trek to pick-up your packet and materials. Online registrations AFTER WEDNESDAY can only be picked up on event day at Athlete Check-in.
It is highly encouraged for riders to pick up packets in advance of July 11 to avoid waiting in lines. There is early packet pick-up starting WEDNESDAY, July 9, 12:00 pm through THURSDAY, July 10 7:00 pm at:Trek Bicycle Store of Columbus 1442 W. Lane Ave Columbus, OH 43221
For directions, visit www.trekstorecolumbus.com
Shirts are $15 each. Please note that the shirt size selected during registration will be the shirt size given you at rider check-in. If the shirt size selected by you during registration is the incorrect size, you will need to complete a shirt size transfer list at rider check-in. You will be required to check back after the ride for size availability.
Shirt sizes are adult sizes only.
The bike event is non-timed and non-competitive. It is a recreational and fun event. Top speed limited to 20 MPH (3 minute miles). Minimum speed is 10 MPH (6 minute miles). Helmets required
Single rider bikers and tandems permitted. Three wheel bikes permitted for rider requiring special accomodations.
Self supported ride – bring your own water bottle and snacks (no sag stops). Refreshments will be provided at finish line. Post-race bike check will be made available at finish line.
Please read these ride rules and recommendations very carefully for a safe and enjoyable event. Please remember that this event is a non-timed, non-scored fun fitness ride on city streets. Please be extra careful and considerate of your fellow riders.
All Entrants must line up in the “official” start line area located at the Rich Street Bridge. Each rider will be placed in a "wave" according to their projected bike speed. Entrants may not start in front of this area or “jump into” the ride along the course. All Entrants must properly enter the Start lineup, and may not cut in line, climb over barricades, or in any other way improperly enter the Start area.
All Entrants must wear an approved helmet (CPSC certified); All Entrants must obey Police, Bike Patrol or other Event Officials including not passing the lead police or official lead cyclists.
No Entrant may ride with, or receive support from, unregistered cyclists (bandits); No entrant may utilize a motorized or power-assisted bicycle nor may a bicycle have such devices attached unless rider requires a special accomodation. All bicycles must be powered solely by human force.
All Entrants should cycle the complete official route, as described on the official route map, unless they are forced to leave the course due to mechanical issues or because they have fallen behind the official timeline. All Entrants must stay behind, and not pass, the lead vehicle.
All Entrants must wear their rider numbers, which must be easily visible; Headsets covering or blocking both ears are prohibited, i.e., no iPods or other MP3 players or headphones/earbuds.
Aero-type and other similar auxiliary handlebars are prohibited; this includes “tri-bikes” with otherwise unremovable aerobars.
After last cycling wave leaves the Rich Street Bridge Start area, no late cyclists will be allowed on the course.
Cyclists should bring their own filled water bottles and any snacks or food. Due to the relatively short distance of the ride and the time schedule for the ride, there are no “SAG” stops or rest stops providing fluids or food.
All Entrants must show courteous behavior to Volunteers, Event Officials, and Police, and obey their instructions; All Entrants must obey traffic control officers & personnel, and traffic control devices & signs, unless otherwise directed by an Official.
Think safety first and stay in your correct lane and ride group at all times.
Restrooms are located at the start and finish area but there no designated restrooms along the bike route.
All Entrants must read and know State bicycle laws, and must yield to emergency vehicles at all times, even if the road is closed; All Entrants must ride the entire event on the bicycle they start on – changing bicycles is prohibited; Be Predictable—Smooth, consistent riding is the key to ensuring everyone riding around you feels comfortable and that you are not a hazard to yourself or anyone else All Entrants must verbally warn others when they overtake them – call out “Passing”, “your left”’, or “on your Left” (the simpler, the better).
Do NOT Overlap Wheels—Be cognizant of those around you and pay attention to the position of your front wheel vs. their back wheel.
Entrants not on schedule to finish the event OR fall-out of their ride group are considered no longer part of the ride and must obey all traffic rules and regulations.
The ride will happen rain or shine.
Limited mechanical assistance will be provided before the race, on course, and at the finish line. Participants are highly encouraged to make sure their bike is tuned up with fresh tires and tubes. Please bring extra tubes, a patch kit, and a pump or CO2 inflation device with you during the ride.
Unauthorized/unregistered riders are legally not covered by the event.
July 9 12:00 PM EDT - Rider Package Advance Pick-up at Trek
July 10 7:00 PM EDT - Rider Package Advance Pick-up Ends at Trek
July 11 5:00 PM EDT - Rider Check-in Begins on Rich St Bridge
July 11 6:15 PM EDT - Rider Check-in Ends
July 11 6:15 PM EDT - Ride Formation Begins on Rich St Bridge
July 11 6:30 PM EDT - Ride Begins -Group A
July 11 6:33 PM EDT - Ride Begins - Group B
July 11 6:36 PM EDT - Ride Begins -Group C