On Friday Dec 1, 2017, over 200 bicycle enthusiasts attended the Holiday Lights Ride put on by Bend Bikes at the Senior Center.
This year’s event featured two lighted bike rides, a long ride and a short one, down the Larkspur Trail and back. Bicycles (and riders themselves!) adorned with colored lights created quite a spectacle as they whizzed by the many house lights decorating the trail edge. This year welcomed a large number of kids who were thrilled to see all the lights and bikes in the night.
As in years past, attendees were treated to free food, drinks, raffle prizes, and abundant good cheer. This year the roller rumble (aka velo sprints) made a new appearance, enabling two riders to compete head-to-head on stationary bikes as an enthusiastic crowd cheered them on.
Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who came out. We’ll see you at the Holiday Lights Ride 2018! And in the mean time, stay tuned for announcements of our other upcoming events!