Grand Rapids Public Musem Hosting Twilight and Midnight Bike Ride Benefits

Posted at 6:51 AM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-04 06:51:07-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — If you want to got more exercise this summer, you have the chance to take part in a bike ride that benefits the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

The museum will host a cycling event called The Rides: Twilight and Midnight. The two rides are not competitive, and benefit an upgrade project for the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium.

The twilight ride will focus on riders who have children 12 years old or younger. It begins at 8 p.m. at the museum on Front Street. The ride will follow a seven mile course and features scavenger hunt-type stops at five historic locations in and around downtown Grand Rapids. Children 12 years old and under can ride for free.

The midnight ride, which also starts and ends at the museum, is for adult riders and people with children who are over the age of 12. This ride will take participants north of the downtown area and it incorporates part of the White Pine Trail. Overall, the midnight ride is 13.3 miles.

The museum recommends helmets for both rides and lights for the midnight ride.

Adult registration for the twilight ride is $25 and $50 for the midnight ride. Registration closes on June 14.