2015 Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride

Pedaling into the Night for a Bicycle Friendly Crystal Lake

In collaboration with the The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, the 2015 Crystal Lake Night Owl Bicycle Ride will be held Saturday night, August 1, 2015. The purpose of this late evening ride is to benefit The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and promote bicycling as an alternate means of transportation and exercise within the City of Crystal Lake. The idea is to have a unique, fun and healthy activity for area residents to experience the streets, landmarks and people of Crystal Lake and to further make Crystal Lake a bike friendly community. The ride will start at 11:00 PM at the Crystal Lake City Hall complex (100 W. Woodstock Street). There is a 500 rider limit.

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Update: May 22, 2015: There are 458 spots available.

The 2015 Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, August 1st at 11:00 PM. This year's ride will be $15 per rider (regardless of age) with a 500 rider limit. Registration will open on April 1st - click here to register.

As always, all riders are required to wear a helmet and have appropriate lights on their bicycles. This is NOT a race, but a RIDE. The Crystal Lake Police Department bike patrol will ride along with us to insure a safe and fun ride for all participants. The following links provide additional information..

Route Info There will again be a 13 mile family-friendly route and a 24 mile route. You can review a high level description of the 2015 routes by clicking here 2015 Night Owl Route Narrative.

Registration Info Registration will open on April 1st. Paper registration forms can be found here.

Volunteer Info We need a dozen of you!

Sponsor Info Support those who support the Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride! - Hogan Exteriors, Country Donuts in Crystal Lake, Davey Tree, Eisenmann, Think-Ink, Wheels Werks Custom Bikes, Lucky Brake Bike Shop.

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The routes will start and end at the City of Crystal Lake City Hall and traverse points of interest such as the:


The organizing group is currently lead by representatives from the Wheels Werks Bike Shop, Lucky Brake Bikes, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and other individuals. Anyone is welcome to join us plan! Please contact Ron Eberle via e-mail or at 815-354-3428.

Watch for updates throughout the year

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