Owl Ride

The Owl Ride is back on July 13. The nighttime bike ride raises money for the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. 

Get your glow on, cyclists.

The Owl Ride is July 13.

The nighttime bike ride, in its ninth year, is a fundraiser for the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. The group works to improve the lives of adults with developmental disabilities.

Cyclists can choose from a 7.5-mile course or 17-mile course. The shorter, family-friendly course takes riders from the riverfront and into midtown Omaha. The longer course continues through the Dundee, Aksarben and Field Club neighborhoods. Both return downtown.

“Owl perch” support stops with water will be placed along both routes. Police will direct traffic along the ride, which takes place on city streets.

An after-party, held back at the riverfront, will feature music, food and refreshments.

The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities raises money for recreational programs for adults with developmental disabilities. The program also gives families a break from care giving.

Organizers hope to raise $100,000 this year. Combined, the past eight events have brought in more than $700,000.

Proceeds from this year’s ride will go toward equipping and outfitting a teaching kitchen in the new Munroe-Meyer Institute building, near the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Scott Campus.

Kelsey covers health and fitness for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @kels2. Phone: 402-444-3100.

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