Monday, November 30, 2009

an invitation from Bike Omaha blog.... Bike De'lights Tour 2009

Bike De'lights 2009

Bike Omaha is inviting You, to the first annual Bike De'lights ride.

Who: You and your family on bikes

What: A sub 10-mile social ride

When: Friday, December, 11th at 7:00pm (bad weather reschedule date Dec. 18th)

Where: Ride starts at Midtown Crossing Marcus Theatre at 3201 Farnam St (Meet Inside)

Why: To spend time with friends enjoying the lights and activity of downtown Omaha

The Bike De'lights ride will be family friendly and we will all be riding together at a casual/conversational pace. We will be making stops along the way to warm up and relax. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate. The ride will take 2 or 3 hours depending on how long we stay at each stop. Bike De'lights will be a social ride, so we will not be in a hurry.

Participants are encouraged to wear WARM & casual street clothes. You should dress like you would for walking around downtown in December. There will be several chances to get off the bike, go inside, and warm up. However, you should dress warm and bring extra layers in case it's colder than you expect. Participants should also ride with lights on their bikes if at all possible. Plus, we can be a rolling holiday lights show at the same time.

The approximate route is listed below.

Meetup: 7pm Lounge inside Marcus Theatre

1 comment:

RF said...

Here's the route...
START: Midtown Crossing Marcus Theatre on Farnam
Ride around Turner Park
SSW on Turner Blvd trail 8 blks
E on Leavenworth 23 blks
N on 9th 1 blk
E on Jones 2 blks
E, N on Conagra Dr through Heartland of America Park 6 blks
W on Farnam along Leahy Mall 4 blks
S on 13th 2 blks to 13th St Coffee near Howard - 1st STOP, distance so far ~ 4 miles
E on Howard 1 blk
S on 12th 1 blk
E on Jackson 1 blk
N on 11th 3 blks to Arch
W on Leahy Mall path 2 blks
N to north side of Leahy Mall 1 blk
E on Leahy Mall path over 8th St to bike path 5 blks
N along MO River to ped bridge 10 blks
E across bridge to IA trail and back across bridge 12 blks
W to Riverfront Rd bike path 1 blk
S on bike path 1 blk
W on bridge to Qwest 1 blk
N on 10th 1 blk
W through parking lot path 2 blks
W on Webster 2 blks
N on 14th 1 blk to Blue Line Coffee Shop - 2nd STOP, Distance so far ~ 8 miles
S on 14th 1 blk
W on Webster 2 blks
S on 16th (bike lanes) 5 blks
W on Capitol 1 blk
S on 17th 3 blks
W on Farnam 14 blks to Midtown Crossings - Last STOP, Final distance ~ 10 miles