The nighttime ride, according to organizer Chris McCormick, is meant to be a family-friendly event for riders of all ages, but an outside lane will be available to those who wish to participate in a pace race.
“We like to think of this as a back-to-school fun ride for the kids and families,” she said.
The event usually raises enough money with entry fees to cover organizing expenses, but McCormick said any money left over will go toward the Coosa Valley Cycling Association’s bilingual bicycle safety program.
Registration for adults is $20 with a T-shirt and $12 without, and $13 for children 5 to 12 years old with a T-shirt and $5 without. Children 4 and younger ride for free. McCormick said another option is a family pass for $30.
The track — made up of the mall parking lot — is a mile-long oval. Anyone who participates is allowed to ride for as long as they want.
Besides bicycle riding, the event will also feature a disc jockey, free pizza, watermelon, snacks and beverages. Security and restrooms will also be provided during the ride.
During the Friday night ride, boys and girls from the Open Door Home will ride for free, McCormick said.
The Up The Creek Without a Pedal ride on May 8 helped the organization raise $5,000 that the CVCA presented to the Open Door Home. They also made smaller donations, less than $1,000 each according to McCormick, to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
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