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December 18, 2012
Luminary Ride this Sunday
by Oran Sands   |   0 COMMENTS

16th Annual Luminary Bike Ride

This is a very fun ride and the sight of and entire neighborhood lit up is awesome. Not to mention the cookies and hot chocolate at the turnaround point! 

6500 Cornell Ave, On the Monon

Sunday, December 23, 2012
5:30pm until 8:30pm

Take Broad Ripple Ave. (62nd St.) to Winthrop/Westfield, north to 64th, West to Cornell, parking is along Cornell between the canal and 66th.

The start is located at the Gazebo along the Monon

The route is approx 25 miles - This is an easy paced ride, leaving Broad Ripple and heading south and east along the Monon, through Historic Woodruff Place, onto historic Irvington then back downtown around Monument Circle.

************************* NEW THIS YEAR **************************

Family Option:
Families are invited to join in a shorter loop, approx 8 miles. Meet at 16th and the Monon on the trail south of 16th. Ample parking is available at O'Bannon Park. You can join in with the main group which will be arriving around 5:45 - 5:55pm.

This is ideal for parents with trailers or trail-a-bikes. Kids riding alone must be capable of riding 12-15mph minimum. This IS NOT the ride for children on training wheels, note most of this ride from this point will be on city streets.

Parents need to stay with their children throughout the ride.


We will tour through Irvington, taking in the carolers, candles, cool air, and Christmas cheer.

Special Rules:
Headlights and taillights are required because the ride will
be held at night. Most of the route is well lit. The route will not be marked.

Mountain/Hybrid/cross bikes are highly recommended as
they will be more comfortable and it is harder to see holes at
night. However, you can do the ride on a road bike if you


The route:

From 6500 Monon south on the Monon To 10th Street
East on 10th Street to Woodruff Place Middle Drive
South on Middle Drive then south on Randolph to New York St
New York St East to Pleasant Run then east to Audubon.

***Pedal Around Irvington***

Return west on Michigan Street

Short Route:
north on Woodruff, west on 10th, north on the Monon

Long Route
west to Meridian, south to the circle, north on Meridian to Ohio, east on Ohio to Mass, NE on Mass to 10th/Monon, north on the Monon