When: Saturday, Aug. 22, midnight
Where: Chickasaw Oaks Village, 3092 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Cost: $15 – $35
Age limit: All ages
Description: Memphis-based Meritan, Inc., (formerly Senior Services) will hold its 10th annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour and Lunar Festival Aug. 22, beginning at Chickasaw Oaks Village in Midtown, east of the Benjamin Hooks Public Library.
The bike tour – a 17-mile non-competitive bicycle ride through the heart of Midtown Memphis – provides people of all ages a chance to tour some of the most scenic streets of Memphis by moonlight with police escort.
The event will begin at Chickasaw Oaks Village. Festivities preceding the tour will begin at 10 p.m. and will feature live music by The Venus Mission, free beverages from Coca-Cola, door prizes, bike checks and cycling-related products from area bike vendors.
The tour will begin at midnight. There will be a refreshment stop along the way, and support vehicles for any bike breakdowns. As cyclists return to Chickasaw Oaks Village, the fun continues with breakfast snacks, drinks, and music until 2 a.m.
Advance registration begins July 13. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years of age and includes a tour T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Meritan, 4700 Poplar Ave., Bikes Plus, Midtown Bike Co., and Peddler Bike Shops. Participants can register on-line at http://www.meritan.org or by phone at 766-0658. Visa, MasterCard, or American Express are accepted. Ride-night registration will begin at 10 p.m. and the cost that evening is $35 for adults and $20 for children under 12 years of age.