The Night Ride is a late night bicycle ride around Portland. Thousands of people come riding every year to show off their lit-up bikes, dress in costume, party at the disco, sing along to the group karaoke video show and eat unlimited midnight doughnuts at the Portland Train Station in downtown Portland.
Surprises and mysteries await you at every turn!
Come join us to howl at the moon, on two wheels. Grab all your friends for this annual moon-lit bicycle ride around Portland in support of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
START LINE PARTY :: Get your costume on!
Hosted by Bike Gallery
Free glow-in-the-dark face painting and glow necklaces for all riders. We'll also provide you with route maps at the start.
Our judges will be roaming the start line to look for the very best costumes. Make sure you're at the start line between 8:15 and 8:45 to be in the running for our awesome prizes, which include free passes to next year's ride.
ALONG THE WAY :: Ride, have fun
We've planted mysteries and surprises all around the course - so keep an eye out and stop to enjoy eerie music, watch entertainers and more. At the rest stops we'll keep you fueled with water, sugary treats and popcorn. This ride is all abut nighttime indulgences - so expect all sorts of naughty, yummy food on course.
The course is well marked with blinking lights and arrows making it very easy to find your way in the dark. We also provide support vehicles, medical riders, mechanical riders and a course map. A helmet and front and rear lights are required.
REST STOP #1 :: Karaoke Belt It Out Video Session
Hosted by Weir's Cyclery
New this year!Relax, enjoy fresh popped-on-site popcorn and settle into our singalong karaoke video show. Belt it out or watch as others make awesome fools of themselves for the enjoyment of everyone.
REST STOP #2 :: Disco Party!
Hosted by Bike N' Hike
Trick or treat without supervision - shove handfuls of candy in your face and then use that sugar buzz to boogie, hustle or electric slide across the dance floor; disco ball, fog machines, strobe lights and hula hoops included.
We'll be bumping great retro tunes from the 70's. Don't for get to wear your leisure suit and start practicing your best electric slide. Sure, you can imitate John Travolta if you want to - who doesn't love a little disco groove?
DOUGHNUT FINISH LINE PARTY :: An All-You-Can-Eat Doughnut Feast
Mmmmmmmmmmmm.....doughnuts! The ride ends right back at the beginning - at the Portland Train Station. Indulge yourself at the all-you-can-eat midnight doughnut feast. Can't decide between an éclair and a maple bar - have both! (we won't tell).
Fill up on doughnuts then get ready to dance off your sugar buzz to our live, energetic marimba band. And this is when you turn to your friends and say, "I can't believe we're still awake!"
Official Website: http://www.thenightride.com/
Added by Portland Center Stage on June 24, 2010