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VACU Moonlight Ride entry fees rise on August 21!

Moonlight Ride Rules and Safety

Safety is our top priority (followed closely by FUN, of course!), so please take note of the following:

Rules:

  • Helmets REQUIRED for cyclists and passengers.
  • A front white light and a rear light are REQUIRED (You will receive lights in your goodie bag that can be used for both required lights).
  • Obey all traffic signs and lights.
  • Follow the instructions of Police Officers and course marshals.
  • Stay on the right side of the street: ride no more than two abreast.
  • Riders may not pass the lead vehicle.
  • Children under the age of 17 must accompanied by a responsible adult. There is a minimum age of 5 to ride in the 3-mile Family Ride, a minimum age of 8 to ride in the 8-mile ride, and a minimum age of 16 to ride in the 28-mile ride.
  • Sorry, but pets are not allowed.
  • Tailgating in the parking areas is prohibited. This will be monitored and strictly enforced.

Safety Tips:

  • The 8-mile and 3-mile courses are closed to vehicular traffic but police will allow vehicles to cross the course at certain intersections – PLEASE show extra caution! These intersections are:
    • – Laburnum & Hermitage
  • In addition to lights bicycles should have front and rear reflectors.
  • Ride slower and more cautiously than you would by daylight.
  • Wear white or light colors for visibility.
  • Bike strollers should have reflectors and vertical flags.

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