GCAT - Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation

Bike the Night 2023

Bike The Night is back with GCAT’s 3rd annual illuminated nighttime community biking event.

Join us for an enchanting evening that’ll transform downtown Guelph into a dazzling light show!

  • Date: September 9th
  • Time: 7pm – 10pm
  • Ride Starts at 8pm
  • NEW Location: 1 Carden Street at Market Square

Reserve your free ticket with an optional pay-what-you-can donation to support amazing events like Bike the Night.

Bike The Night welcomes riders of all ages and abilities who want to be part of a free and fun lit-up party on wheels and who share an interest in building safer streets for all!

Decorate your ride with lights, reflectors, and stickers. The brighter, the better! Costumes are encouraged too. The best-illuminated bike & best costume will win a prize pack from our sponsors.

What to expect

  • A guided and closed route bike ride with an escort from Guelph Police Services. See route map here.
  • A pre-ride event with opening remarks, a limited supply of lights & decorations, and music provided by CFRU 93.3FM.
  • Contests for best-illuminated bike & best costume for both adults and kids.
  • An after-party in Market Square.

What to bring

  • Your bike or other set of wheels.
  • Lights, hi-vis outfits, costumes, and accessories. A limited supply of decorations will be available.
  • A portable speaker. Help amplify the music during the ride! Tune in to 93.3FM or go to www.cfru.ca

How to arrive

  • Market Square is a physically accessible public space outside of Guelph City Hall, located at 1 Carden St, Guelph.
  • Bike Parking: Ride straight to Market Square. Bike racks will be available onsite.
  • Car Parking: Nearby parking is available at the Market Parkade located at 10 Wilson St, Guelph.

Volunteer with us!

Want to help us run a safe & fun event? Sign up to be an event volunteer! We are looking for ride marshals and speaker carriers.

Helmets Helmets are mandatory for youth under 18 and strongly recommended for adult participants – let’s set the trend for stylish safety!

What to expect, how to arrive, route map, and more can be found on our event registration page. For the most up to date details: Register and follow us on social media @activeguelph.ca

Spread the Joy:

  • Share our event poster!
  • Share our event postings on social media @activeguelph
  • Capture your best moments and share them with us using #GCATBikeTheNight23.
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