The annual ride, which is coordinated with Mother Nature and a full moon, will start at 10 p.m. at the island marina.
It is a noncompetitive race that draws hundreds of participants, including many who decorate their bikes. It’s open to people of all ages.
Refreshments and prizes, including a new bike, will await riders at the half-way point, which is the historic Fielding Garr Ranch.
Prizes will be awarded to participants who choose to dress up or decorate their bike. Judging will be at 9:45 p.m. at the marina.
The route covers 22 miles on an asphalt road.
“This route along the east side of the island provides a breathtaking view of the Great Salt Lake and the lights across the lake, all by the illumination of the full moon,” says Event Planner Neka Roundy.
The island has been called “Davis County’s crown jewel” by Davis Area Convention & Visitor Bureau CEO Barbara Riddle, with the ride an ideal way to see and experience the island.
“Costumes and bike decorations have really been fun over the years. This time we expect to see some interesting vampires,” she says.
Early registration is available through Friday, June 11. Fees range from $17 to $27, depending on age, and include a collector’s T-shirt, park entry and refreshments, served until midnight.
Registration may be completed by visiting www.daviscountyutah.gov.
Utah State law requires all night riders use a working headlight and reflectors. Helmets are also mandatory. Lights and helmets will be on sale at the start of the ride.
Event proceeds go to state park projects. The 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 and the state park.
For more information on the event, call 801-451-32876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.