Pedaling into the Night for a Bicycle Friendly Crystal Lake
In collaboration with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, the McHenry County Bicycle Advocates are again sponsoring the 2013 Crystal Lake Night Owl Bicycle Ride! The 2013 ride will traverse 20 miles through the City of Crystal Lake on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning on August 4, 2013. The purpose of the 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 healthful activity for area residents to experience the streets, landmarks and people of Crystal Lake and to further make Crystal Lake a bike friendly community.
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 Updated with the 2013 route.
Sponsor Info Support those who support the Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride! - Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen, Country Donuts in Crystal Lake, Eisenmann, The Raue Center for the Arts, Think-Ink, Wheels Werks Custom Bikes, Lucky Brake Bike Shop, Epic Fitness and Cycles, Outdoor Recreation.
Singer/Songwriter Ryan Cooper will kick off the evening's festivities with an acoustic set at the start of the 2013 Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride. Ryan, a resident of the northwest suburbs, will start his set at 10:30 PM. With his unique blend of genres he brings elements of versatile appeal and enjoyment for all within earshot of his playing.
The proposed route will start and end in the downtown area and traverse points of interest such as the:
The organizing group is currently lead by representatives from the McHenry County Bicycle Advocates, Wheels Werks Bike Shop, Lucky Brake Bikes and other individuals. Anyone is welcome to join us plan! Please contact Ron Eberle via e-mail or at 815-356-0531.