Discovery Center Hosts Moonlight Bike Ride
The 6th Annual Moonlight Bike Ride to benefit the Discovery Center in Springfield is coming up on Saturday, August 22nd. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
The 6th Annual Moonlight Bike Ride to benefit the Discovery Center in Springfield is coming up on Saturday, August 22nd. Charlotte McCoy is marketing director for the Discovery Center.McCoy says, “We’re excited about a new route this year. Instead of going west of the Discovery Center, we’ll be going east, across National and through the Rountree Springfield Public Schools district, in that area—Weller and Pickwick. We hope to get the families along that route excited about it and turn their porch lights on and see all the riders come by.”
The moonlight bike ride is 7 miles long. Last year, McCoy says there were about 300 riders and she expects that many or more this time around. Riders will be divided into three groups this year. McCoy says it will make the ride safer and more enjoyable.
McCoy says, “If you’re a very experienced rider, you have the chance to actually go twice. You’ll be in the first group. Then the second group is for amateur, leisurely riders. And then our third group is family and kids.”
Registration is underway now and will continue until the day of the ride. The ride will start at 9:30PM on August 22nd. Riders will start and end at the Discovery Center and there will be a party in the parking lot before the race beginning at 8PM.