Moonlight Bike Ride

Mother, father and son riding bicycles in the darkGrandpa and grandson sitting on a bikeboy riding a bike decorated like a dinosaurMan riding recumbent bikeBicyclists at night

Saturday, July 15, 2023

10 p.m.

Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
Enjoy an 11-mile, closed-course bike ride from Old Town Lenexa through the Meritex caves. Decorate your bicycle in lights for this fun family ride, sponsored in partnership with the Lenexa Optimist Club. A helmet must be worn and your bicycle must have a front light and rear reflector. 

“Light the Night” bicycle-decorating contest
Decorate your bike in fun lights and enter into the Light the Night contest. Judging is at 9:30 p.m. at the start line of the race.

Pancake Breakfast
Stick around for a tasty pancake breakfast after the ride ($7/$10 at the door).


Permitted Bikes: 
Participants must ride a 2 or 3 wheeled bicycle to participate.
Class 1 E-Bikes are also permitted. 

Not Permitted:  
Throttled Bicycles 
Hover Boards 
Motorized Scooters 

Volunteer Opportunities

Event Route and Road Closures

Moonlight Bike Ride course map

Road Closures

To maintain a safe course for event participants and spectators, several area roads will be closed to traffic or have restricted access from 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, through 2 a.m. Sunday, July 16. 

Road closures map


  • March 31–June 16, 2023: $25 per adult; $15 per child 12 and under

  • June 17– July 15, 2023: $30 per adult; $20 per child 12 and under

  • You will receive a complementary Moonlight Bike Ride T-shirt, while supplies last. We will honor size requests to the extent possible.

Registration and Packet Pickup


Register online

In person 

  • Lenexa Community Center (13420 Oak St., Lenexa, KS 66215), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Lenexa Rec Center (17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Packet Pickup

  • July 14, 2023: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lenexa Senior Center (13425 Oak St., Lenexa, KS 66215).
  • July 15, 2023: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Lenexa Community Center (13420 Oak St., Lenexa, KS 66215).

By mail

Fill out the registration form and mail it to us with your registration fees to Lenexa Rec Center (Attn: Moonlight Bike Ride), 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

Contact Information and Cancellations

Ryan Latta, 913.477.7136, [email protected]

To stay notified of event cancellations, call our notification line at 913.477.7170.