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Kick-Off Ride

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Are you an avid bicyclist who just likes to get out and ride? Then our FREE morning kick-off ride is just for you! Bicyclists of all ages, skills and abilities can choose their own route and adventure leaving from downtown Indianapolis. 

The ride kicks off with a parade lap around the IU Health Indy Crit race course, where CIBA and Team Nebo Ridge ride leaders will then lead you to the route. This is a marked ride but the streets will be open to vehicular traffic. All riders must obey traffic laws as they pertain to bicyclists. The ride will end at the IU Health Indy Crit, where complimentary bicycle parking will be available all day so that you can stay and enjoy the festivities.

This ride is led and organized by our friends at CIBA and Team Nebo Ridge. Please thank them for organizing one of the largest CIBA weekend rides of the season that is truly a celebration of bicycling in our great city!


Cost - Free


Route Options & Maps

RideWithGPS routes at:

52-mile route39-mile route14-mile

Check-In & Ride Info

Onsite Registration & Check-In: 7:30-8:45AM

Location: W. Ohio St. between Meridian/Illinois


Pre-registering in advance will expedite your check-in process at the event; however, onsite registration is also available. Please arrive NO LATER than 8:30AM to check in and sign the ride waiver. If you have already pre-registered online, simply pull up your registration confirmation on your smart phone and we will check you in. 

CIBA and the Indy Crit will provide CLIF bars, Gatorade and water at Check-In but riders are always encouraged to bring additional hydration and energy (gels, fruit, etc.) if needed. SAG support stops will be provided for each route option. 

Start Time & Location

8:45AM:  Rider staging and pre-ride announcements

9:00AM:  Ride start on Meridian St. at Start/Finish line


What to Bring
  • Bicycle

  • Helmet (REQUIRED)

  • Hydration (water bottle or sports drink)

  • Sunscreen


Where to Park

Free downtown parking available at Central Park from 7:00am-8:00 pm. Download the parking flier here.

Bicycle Parking

NEW LOCATION FOR 2018! Free, secure bike parking is available at the event after you ride, provided by our friends at Pedal & Park and IndyCog. Pedal & Park will be located near the corner of Meridian and E. Ohio (lawn of the Birch Bayh Federal Building).

Additional Ride Info
  • Free showering facilities from 9am-3pm at the Indy Bike Hub YMCA. A nice perk so you can shower after you ride and stick around to enjoy the races, food and festivities!

  • Bike trailers allowed.

first 100 to Sign-up get a free t-shirt!