City’s 1st Night Bike Ride of season draws 50-plus pedalers


Photos and story by WNLP’s Bob Wellinski 

One couldn’t have asked for a better night for the La Porte Park and Recreation Department’s first Night Bike Ride of the summer on June 11, 2021. More than 50 bicyclists began the 13-mile route at the Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater in Fox Park and traveled north on McClung Road to the Chessie Trail. The route also included a trip around Stone Lake, then to Kesling Park for a short refreshment stop before winding back to Fox Park.

Upcoming rides are: July 9 (starting at Cummings Lodge in Soldiers Memorial Park), and Aug. 13 (starting at Kesling Park Shelter 4, 2153 A St.). Check-in time is at 8 p.m. with the rides beginning promptly at 9 p.m.

Please note that these are not races. All participants must wear a helmet and have a headlight and taillight on their bikes. Participants under the age of 10 must be accompanied and ride with an adult, either pull-behind or tandem, and have their own registration.

Cost for each ride event is $20 per person ($30 night of ride), which includes post-race snacks and a T-shirt if registered at least a week prior to the event, or until supply is gone. Register at the park office, 250 Pine Lake Ave.

One Response to “City’s 1st Night Bike Ride of season draws 50-plus pedalers”

  1. Charlie Maslankowski

    Jun 29. 2021

    Very unique event idea! Looks like the perfect evening to ride and enjoy some fresh evening air! i love the lit up wheels and made a beautiful image. Kudos to the organizers and participants.

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