Bentonville, Ark. (Oct. 30, 2020) – A new after-dark bike riding experience called Black Apple Glow Ride will take place on the Slaughter Pen trail system in Bentonville this evening.
The event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. today and will feature three riding areas: one for children ages four through 10, one for intermediate level riders, and a glow trail for advanced riders. The event is sold out.
Attendees will be dressed up in Halloween costumes and wearing glow in the dark gear on themselves and their bikes. Bike riders will be riding in the dark and among other people, so safety precautions will be strictly observed. These include restricting riders to their skill levels and requiring riders to respect fellow riders and pedestrians. Riders are also encouraged to bring bike lights and headlights.
All attendees will be required to follow COVID-19 precautions, including no-contact infrared temperature checks administered at the time of entry, hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, and wearing face masks when not eating or riding a bike.
Sponsors and local partners include Bike Bentonville, BikeNWA, Buddy Pegs, Yarnell’s, Tootsie Roll, Hershey, Ferrara, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, The Home Depot, Pedal it Forward, People for Bikes, Arvest, Runway Group, Walton’s 5-10/The Spark Café, Friends of Arkansas Single Track, NWA Trailblazers, ignite, Phat Tire, OZ Mountain Bike Patrol, Gravitas and Rampy MS Research Foundation.