Moonlight Ride for Hunger – Look For Bicycles On Bayview and Memorial Bridges Saturday Evening
The Moonlight Ride for Hunger takes place this Saturday evening in Quincy. The ride consists of three different courses for adults, and a kids ride for youth ages 10-15.
According to their Web site:
The Moonlight Ride for Hunger is a family-friendly community event that benefits the Horizons Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. The routes take you through different parts of Quincy, but all of them include a trip over the bridges! There are three routes of different lengths, plus a youth ride option for 10-15-year-olds when accompanied by a registered adult (using the same routes as the adults).
Registration is only $30, plus a can of food for Horizons Food Pantry. The Youth ride does not cost anything extra, except for an additional canned food item. The Moonlight Ride for Hunger is sponsored by Madison-Davis Bicycle Shop, Red Cactus Salsa, and our good friends at WGCA.
If you are not certain of the rules of the road when encountering bicycles on the road, click on this link to the Illinois Secretary of State's Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety page.
According to a Press Release from the Quincy Police Department:
There will be law enforcement traffic control at numerous intersections. The ride participants will be expected to follow the rules of the road at all locations not covered by law enforcement traffic control. The ride begins at 8:00 pm and will continue into the night time. The Quincy Police Department is asking motorist to use consideration and patience while travelling on these routes. If you encounter a group of bicycles please pass only when it is safe to do so.
There will not be any street closures, but areas of NO PARKING include:
- West side of 3rd Street from Cedar to Broadway
- Maine Street from 24th to 30th Street
For more information, to sign up, or to make a donation, follow this link.