Friday, June 24, 2011

Pedal in your pajamas tomorrow on the PJ Party Night Ride!

Century Cycles is putting the old-fashioned slumber party on two wheels for its 2nd Annual Pajama Party Night Ride on the Towpath Trail tomorrow night at the Century Cycles bicycle store in Peninsula (1621 Main Street/Route 303). The nighttime bicycle ride is FREE and is rescheduled after it was rained out on May 14. It will benefit Project Night Night and is a belated celebration of National Bike Month in May and Cleveland Bicycle Week.

7 p.m.: The festivities start in the parking lot of Century Cycles’ Peninsula store with cycle-your-own-smoothies on the blender bicycle, glow-in-the-dark goodies and bike accessory giveaways, and the mutual admiration of everyone's excellent sartorial taste in pajamas.

8 p.m.: The rolling slumber party heads to the Towpath Trail for a 14-mile bike ride. At the turnaround point, Night Riders will savor delightfully unhealthy slumber party snacks and play a few rounds of "Spin the Water Bottle for Cycling Truth or Dare." After the ride, the party will continue at the Winking Lizard in Peninsula, where an old-fashioned monster movie will play on the TVs in the south room. (Riders are responsible for their own tab at the restaurant.)

The Pajama Party Night Ride is free and no pre-registration is necessary. However, riders are asked to bring a new children's book, stuffed animal or small flannel blanket to the event to donate to Project Night Night, a children's charity that provides nighttime comfort packages to homeless children.

Pajamas are not required but HIGHLY encouraged. Be sure those pajamas don’t hang, drag or get caught in a bicycle’s spokes or chain. (Check out the photos and video of last year's Pajama Party Night Ride to see how high the pajama fashion bar has been set in the past.)

Also required: A bicycle to carry you, a bike helmet to protect your noggin, a bike headlight to light your way (the Towpath is completely unlit and very dark at night), and – if under 16 years of age – an accompanying adult. Riders should park in the Lock 29 Trailhead lot, just north of the store.

For more information, visit or call 330-657-2209.

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