Pajama Party Night Ride on August 10 to benefit Project Night Night
Century Cycles is putting the old-fashioned slumber party on two wheels for its 4th Annual Pajama Party Night Ride on the Towpath Trail on Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. at the Century Cycles store in Peninsula (1621 Main Street/Route 303).
The nighttime bicycle ride is free with no pre-registration necessary, is open to the public, and is suitable for all levels of pajama-clad bicyclists. Riders are asked to bring a new children's book, stuffed animal or small flannel blanket for Project Night Night (www.projectnightnight.org), a children's charity that provides nighttime comfort packages to homeless children. For more information, visit www.centurycycles.com/for/NightRides or call 330-657-2209.
The festivities start at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Century Cycles’ Peninsula store with cycle-your-own-smoothies on the blender bicycle, glow-in-the-dark goodies and bike accessory giveaways, a few rounds of "Spin the Water Bottle for Cycling Truth or Dare,” and the mutual admiration of everyone's excellent sartorial taste in pajamas.
The 14-mile ride rolls out at 8 p.m. sharp to the Towpath Trail. At the turnaround point, Night Riders will savor delightfully unhealthy slumber party snacks. After the ride, the party will continue at the Winking Lizard in Peninsula, where an old-fashioned monster movie will play on the TVs in the south room. (Riders are responsible for their own tab at the restaurant.)
Pajamas are not required but HIGHLY encouraged. Be sure those pajamas don’t hang, drag or get caught in a bicycle’s spokes or chain. Also required: A bicycle to carry you, a bike helmet to protect your noggin, a bike headlight to light your way (the Towpath is completely unlit and very dark at night), and – if under 16 years of age – an accompanying adult. Riders should park in the Lock 29 Trailhead lot, just north of the store.
For more information, visit www.centurycycles.com/for/NightRides or call 330-657-2209.
Tracey Bradnan does marketing and events for Century Cycles bicycle stores.