Moonlight Ride Sets Marks for Riders, Money Raised
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The 4th Annual Moonlight Ride on July 29th set a record for the number of riders participating while raising more than $19,326 for Paducah Cooperative Ministry. 

“We are glowing with gratitude for our community,” said PCM Executive Director Heidi Suhrheinrich. 

The ride was presented by BikeWorld and Chain Reaction Cycling Club. The unique nighttime event featured a concert by Aaron Potter and Daniel Neihoff and a “tailgating atmosphere” where groups and families gathered on the BikeWorld parking lot for free ice cream courtesy of Paducah Bank's Ice Cream Truck; watermelon from First Baptist Church and free commemorative buttons from the McCracken County Library.

The 10 pm ride took cyclists on a 10-mile leisurely route through Paducah, beginning and ending at BikeWorld. 

“The Moonlight Ride is just so much fun! The music, community involvement, and active participants all come together to form a brilliant evening,” said Justin Lewis, one of the ride organizers. 
Volunteers from the Paducah Police Department and the VIPS provided assistance at key intersections throughout the ride.

Over the past four years, the bike ride has raised nearly $70,000 for Paducah Cooperative Ministry. The 5th Annual Moonlight Ride has been set for Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Published 07:10 PM, Saturday Aug. 12, 2017
Updated 06:14 PM, Saturday Aug. 12, 2017

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