FARMINGTON -- Antelope Island State Park will be the venue for the 19th Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride to be held on July 6 at 10 p.m.
This popular non-competitive bike ride is open to participants of all ages and starts at the Antelope Island Marina. The half way point is the historic Fielding Garr Ranch where refreshments are served and prizes (including a new bike from The Biker's Edge) are awarded. The entire route is twenty-two miles on an asphalt road. Event Planner, Neka Roundy, says "This route along the east side of the Island provides a breathtaking view of Great Salt Lake and the lights across the lake, all by the illumination of the full moon".
Prizes will be awarded to participants who choose to dress up or decorate their bike using the 2012 theme "End of the World - Mayan Meltdown". Judging will be at 9:30 pm at the Marina. "Costumes and bike decorations have really been fun over the years and this year's theme will lend to a lot fun opportunities", says Roundy.
Registration for the bike ride is on-line at http://daviscountyutah.gov/go/moonlight
Early registration fees are available through June 22. Registration fees range from $17 - $27 and include a collector's t-shirt, park entry, and refreshments (served until midnight). As a reminder, Utah State law requires all night riders to use a working headlight and reflectors. Helmets are mandatory also. Lights and helmets will be available for sale at the ride.
Proceeds from this event go to Friends of Antelope Island for projects that 'enhance the visitor experience'. Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride is sponsored by Davis County Community & Economic Development, Davis County Planning, Chevron, The Biker's Edge, Davis County Health Department, NOW 97.9 FM, Friends of Antelope Island, KUED, and Antelope Island State Park.