The Night Owl bike ride takes on a fun, new social-distancing friendly format for 2020!
In years past, the Night Owl has been a popular group nighttime ride with up to 500 participants cycling the streets and trails of Crystal Lake. In order to ensure a safe, healthy and fun experience for all, we have re-imagined the Night Owl for 2020 into a series of three self-guided daytime scavenger hunt rides on McHenry County trails during the month of August. Each trail will be marked with QR codes highlighting points of interest and natural landmarks along the route, providing a great way to learn and see more of beautiful McHenry county from a new perspective!
Riders are encouraged to explore each route at their own time and pace. Participants who complete all three scavenger hunts by downloading the QR codes will be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes!
The Night Owl Ride was founded to provide a fun way for residents to experience the feasibility of riding a bicycle as a means of transportation. Proceeds from the ride benefit The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and its efforts to preserve open spaces in our area. Thank you for your support!
When: Anytime during the month of August 2020
Where: Three beautiful routes throughout McHenry County
Cost: $15 adults, $5 children
Optional: Rider safety vests (adult sizes only) will be available for an additional $10 each
Routes will be provided to the riders after registration. Rider registration opens soon!
Thank you to our sponsors for helping to make the 2020 Night Owl (daytime scavenger hunt ride) possible!
TLC will notify municipal, township and county officials that the Scavenger Hunt is taking place, and will ask them to let their staff and public safety personnel about the event and the planned routes.
There are no refunds for the Night Owl Daytime Scavenger Hunt Ride.