It was a dark night, I was in the heart of the city, there were people everywhere, there was the sound of a gun, and.......it was time to ride baby!! Ok - no gun - I just need something dramatic to go along with the rest of the story. What really happened was I participated in the NITE ride (Navigate Indy This Evening) with a few friends. The ride started at 11:00 p.m. and by the time we reached the start line it was 11:20 with a finish time of 1:10 a.m. This was my first year for this ride and I was really looking forward to it. I couldn't believe how many people were there - like hundreds and hundreds of people. Before the ride started we watched some races on the Major Taylor Velodrome and checked out items for sale at the BGI tents. The ride went through the IUPUI campus, Butler campus, Indianapolis Art Garden, downtown Indy, down Meridian, and an exit ramp off of 38th St. to get back to the Velodrome (that was one of my favorite parts of the ride). The ride was 20 enjoyable miles - an experience that I'm so thankful for having and being able to share with friends.
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