Date: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
Time: 10:00 p.m., rider check-in begins at 8:30 p.m.
Location: Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 night of ride, register here.
Rider check-in (and the fun) begins at 8:30 p.m. We’ll have live music by Julie and the Gems, Baggo, local bike shops and more! Please come to the registration table so we can check off your name and give you your wristband and t-shirt if you ordered one.
Get the 2022 Night Owl ride t-shirt for an additional $15 when you register!
Julie and The Gems have been singing and playing together since 2015. This trio, including Julie Gibson (guitar, vocals); Scott Brix (banjo, guitar, vocals); and Al Fyfe (bass), is forged by friendship and a love for a broad range of music. Julie and the Gems focus on roots music and original works with a hint of Bluegrass. The trio has a blast playing at farmers markets and other local venues near their home around Woodstock, Illinois.
Ride starts and ends at: 100 W. Woodstock St. Crystal Lake City Hall
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.
Safety is the number one priority for the Night Owl! Please review these items before coming to the ride:
- Helmets are mandatory.
- Lights and reflectors are mandatory.
- Review the route before you start the ride.
- Obey all traffic laws. (Officers may issue citations.)
- Carry an ID and cell phone.
- Bike must be in good condition.
- Do not ride more than two abreast.
- Please bring a reusable water bottle.
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.
There are no refunds for the Night Owl ride.
The Night Owl route will remain largely the same as in 2021 with minor tweaks to account for construction, etc. Please check in closer to the date of the ride for the most updated route.
Please link to the map via Google Maps on your phone. The route is marked with signs and course marshals will be posted along the route to ensure riders stay on course. Print copies of the map will NOT be available at the ride.