The TLC Night Owl Bike Ride

The TLC Night Owl Bike Ride is a fun, late-night group bike ride on the bike lanes and trails of Crystal Lake. We’ll pedal off on Saturday night, August 7, 2021 at 10:00 PM. Proceeds from the ride benefit The Land Conservancy or McHenry County.

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Details

Date: Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 p.m.
Location: Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Cost: $15 per rider in advance, $20 night of ride.

Country Donuts in Crystal Lake will once again provide donuts after the ride! 

Updated route for 2021! Most of the riding will take place on designated bike routes, lanes and paths. Miles of additional rustic trails have been added to the route. The route is approximately 20 miles.

There will also be a shorter, family-friendly route, which is 9-1/2 miles.

The fine print: 

The Night Owl is limited to 500 riders. Any rider 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ride. The safety of Night Owl participants is of primary importance. The route is on public streets and must be shared with motor vehicles during evening hours. We require all riders to wear helmets, have lights on your bicycle and ride no more than two abreast. The Crystal Lake Police Department also reminds us to obey all traffic laws. 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. 

Please note: We will follow all Covid-19 guidelines that are in place on the date of the ride.

There are no refunds for the Night Owl ride.

Volunteers Wanted!

The Night Owl is not possible without our wonderful volunteers – would you like to help out during this fun event? We are looking for people to check in and register riders, course marshals, people to assist at rest areas and more!

The volunteer positions are listed in this Google doc (click here to sign up)

Tip for signing up: If you’re on a phone you’ll need to click the little blue “pencil” icon in the top right corner in order to fill out your info. If you’re having trouble, just email [email protected] and I’ll fill in your info. Thank you! 

Sponsors Wanted!

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Show your support for a bike-friendly McHenry County and get exposure with area cyclists and families!

The Night Owl is a great opportunity to showcase your business or organization to area families and outdoor enthusiasts! There will be up to 500 riders assembling to pedal Crystal Lake at night, as well as many behind-the-scenes volunteers.

This fun, much-anticipated event presents the opportunity for exposure to area families and cyclists! All proceeds from the ride support land preservation in McHenry County.

A variety of support packages are available to make this event a success! Please make your commitment by July 1 to take full advantage of sponsor benefits.

Platinum Sponsor—$1,000 (3 opportunities available!)

  • Sponsor-provided banner placed in premier location at the ride
  • Largest logo placement on all promotional materials and registration forms (print and online)
  • Largest business logo on website
  • Logo on banner in staging area before and after ride
  • Five courtesy rider entries to be used at your discretion
  • Recognition in all press releases
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items at start/finish line
  • Featured business post on Night Owl Facebook page

Gold Sponsor—$500

  • Logo displayed on promotional materials
  • Logo on website and banner in staging area before and after ride
  • Two courtesy rider entries to be used at your discretion
  • Recognition in all press releases
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items at start/finish line
  • Featured business post on Night Owl Facebook page

Silver Sponsor—$250

  • Logo on website
  • Logo on banner in staging area before and after ride
  • One courtesy rider entry to be used at your discretion
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items at start/finish line

Bronze Sponsor—$100

  • Logo on website
  • Logo on banner in staging area before and after ride

The 2019 Night Owl Ride

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