In the wee-small hours in the morning the streets of the Metro area, go pretty dead. It makes for a blissful sense of biking riding, being able to cruise down the middle of car-less roads, hearing nothing but the click of your freewheel. For thirty-three consecutive years, the Midnight-to-Dawn Metro Bike Tour has taken advantage of these circumstances for one night a year, in mid-summer.
On evening/ morning of July 16th-17th up to 150 riders will meet at Southwest School near Lake Harriet and ride through the night and into the morning ending with a breakfast buffet at the Lake. The ride is organized by Southwest Community Education in Minneapolis and is limited to the first 200 people to register and mail in the $15 registration fee.
“Trip #7. July 16, 2011, Midnight-to-Dawn Metro Bike Tour #33. Thirty-three years and we’re still “riding”! Join us for our annual “Midsummer’s Night Dream-of-a-Ride” – just the thing for insomniacs and bicycling lovers! We’ll enjoy some new routing this year. We’ll provide, as always, a full tour of 42 miles, as well as a “short-circuit” route of 28 miles. You’ll be able to stop along the way at some of our favorite late night stops (including the Grand Ol’ Creamery!) or charge right through the night to the sunrise finish. Make sure you save your appetite for our gourmet breakfast cooked hot-on-the spot! Please note: There are no substitutions or refunds available for this ride.
This ride is limited to the first 150 registrants, and we will stop accepting registrations for this ride on June 10, so register promptly. We will mail you additional information after we receive your registration (expect it around July 1). Cost: $15.00 (covers preparation expenses, maps and mailings, sag-wagons and supplies and your gourmet breakfast).”
Download the registration form here (warning .pdf linked).