NEOCycle

NEOCycle is an urban cycling festival consisting of competitive races and unique rides connected by live entertainment and an interactive, action-filled festival village at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio

Contests for NEOCycle Night Ride announced

As if the NEOCycle Night Ride is not going to be fun enough, riders will have the opportunity to enter into several awesome contests to add a little bit more fun to the night.

Glow ‘N’ Roll Bike Decoration Contest 

Night Riders looking to participate in the Glow ‘N’ Roll Bike Decoration Contest are encouraged to deck out their bikes with lights or other glow material to help light-up the night. Points will be awarded for creativity, originality and the amount of lights or glow. Contestants should meet at the Night Ride staging area at 6 p.m. where judges will choose the top 10 bikes.

The Wacky Wheels Costume Contest

The Wacky Wheels Costume Contest encourages contestants to use their imagination and dress up in their favorite costume. Points will be awarded for authenticity, creativity, humor and originality. The costume must not inhibit a participant’s ability to ride safely. Bib numbers must be visible and a helmet must be worn at all times. All contestants must meet at the Night Ride staging area at 6 p.m. where the top 10 costumes will be chosen.

The #ThisisCLE Outfit Contest

In this Cleveland-themed contest contestants are encouraged to show-off their favorite Cleveland outfit. The outfit can be a Browns jersey, a Cavs or Indians uniform, the Leg Lamp from “A Christmas Story” or even a giant bottle of Great Lakes just as long as it has something to do with this amazing city. Entries will be judged based upon creativity and unique Cleveland themes. Points will be awarded for authenticity and originality. The costume must not inhibit a participant’s ability to ride safely. Bib numbers must be visible and a helmet must be worn at all times.  Contestants should meet at the Night Ride staging area at 6 p.m. where the top 10 outfits will be chosen.

Contest Rules

Contestants must be a Night Ride participant and signup for the contest at ride registration prior to 6 p.m. Winners will be announced at pre-Night Ride festivities, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Night Ride participants have the opportunity to enter as many contests as desired and prizes will be awarded to all winners. 

Pedal Power from GE Lighting to help light stage and Night Ride route

GE Lighting is a proud supporter of NEOCycle and the NEOCycle Urban Youth Initiative, a multi-phased health and education program for youth from each of the City of Cleveland’s recreation centers that includes physical activity, nutrition and educational components. Bicycle riding, a key part of this initiative, helps children stay fit by burning calories and strengthening the heart, lungs and lower body muscles and bones.

During NEOCycle, specially engineered bikes will illuminate energy-efficient LED lighting along the bike path and NEOCycle Music Fest stage. GE engineers built special bikes to demonstrate the energy efficiency of LED lights versus incandescent lights. Be sure to stop by the GE Lighting booth to give these specially engineered bikes a try!

Did you know it takes 15x more energy to light older, incandescent technology versus more energy-efficient LED lighting? Plus LED lighting lasts more than two decades – now that’s a real energy saving way to light your home!

Find out how much you can save by switching to LED with GE Lighting’s LED Energy Savings Calculator. For more fun, energy-saving facts, visit www.gelighting.com.

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