Omaha Public Radio News
Wed July 14, 2010
Owl Ride on July 17th will provide a unique nighttime biking adventure.
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – Riders of all skill levels and ages are welcome to take part in the first-ever Owl Ride this Saturday.
Deb Thomas, Assistant Vice Chancellor for UNMC, says the event is being held by UNMC's Munroe Meyer Institute. She says the institute funds recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Thomas says Owl stands for Omaha with Lights. She says it's going to be the first nighttime urban cycling experience and adventure in Omaha, "Basically it's going to be a 16 mile ride or a 6 mile ride if you want the shorter version through Omaha from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. So we will get to see Omaha with lights as opposed to Omaha under the sunlight."
Thomas says riders have been testing the route at night to ensure everyone's safety. She also says there will be three Owl Perches or rest stops available on the course as well as a concert prior to the start of the ride. The ride begins at Lewis & Clark Landing.
All the details are available online at owlride.com.