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:

14-mile | 30-mile | 50-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

Ride Rules & Etiquette 

  • Helmets are required on the ride.

  • Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

  • All participants must be on bicycles. No runners, pedestrians or scooters please.

  • Obey all traffic laws as they pertain to bicyclists. If you see that a traffic signal is going to turn red, please stop and call out "stopping" for the other riders.

  • Please be courteous to motorists and to each other at all times. When passing others on a road or trail, always let other riders and pedestrians know you are there by calling out "on your right" or "on your left."

  • Please refer to the CIBA website for the full list of ride guidelines.


Parking Options

We've got you covered!  Check out our event parking options here.

Shower Facilities

Need to freshen up after you ride so that you can stay downtown and enjoy the festivities? No problem! Showering facilities are available at two of our downtown YMCA branches:

YMCA Athenaeum open: Saturday 7:00am - 7:00pm

YMCA City Market open: Saturday 7:00am - 1:00pm 

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