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2012.07.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Community to Participate in Owl Ride

Omaha - University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students, faculty and staff are expected to join over 2,000 cyclists during the 2012 Owl Ride on Saturday, July 14.

Now in its third year, Omaha’s Owl Ride is a 14-mile bicycle ride at night and is the largest annual night bicycle ride between Chicago and Denver.

Proceeds from the ride go to the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities.

The ride begins at 11 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Landing and continues on a specially designed route through downtown, midtown, Dundee, Aksarben, Field Club and Old Market neighborhoods. Cyclists will finish the course at the Lewis and Clark Landing.

To take part in the ride, cyclists must have front lights and front and rear reflectors on their bikes and wear a helmet. Cyclists must also register online at Owlride.org.

Registration fees are $30 per person or $60 per family. Riders may also register on-site for an individual fee of $35 or $70 per family. Fees may be paid by cash or check.

For more information on the Owl Ride or UNO’s involvement in the event, contact Michael Grube at mgrube@unomaha.edu or by phone at 402.554. 2124, or go to Owlride.org.

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