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25th Annual Starlight Spectacular

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Presented by Trails and Open Space Coalition at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs CO

Jun 15 2019

You won’t want to miss one of the summer’s truly spectacular events: a family-friendly night-time bike ride, the Starlight Spectacular in Garden of the Gods Park.

On a summer night in 1994, a small group of crazy cyclists decided it would be awesome to get up in the middle of the night, ride bikes by starlight and watch the sunrise together.

That late night ride led to the birth of an annual tradition, the Starlight Spectacular; which is now one of the nation’s oldest and largest community bike rides.

Come revel with us! Celebrate “25 years of wild style” at the Starlight Spectacular night time bike ride in Colorado Springs, beginning and ending at the world-famous Garden of the Gods Park.

Join 1,000 other riders flying through the starlit streets for 16, 21 or 23 miles—now with a 4-mile early kid-friendly ride through the park!

To celebrate the 25th anniversary we are:

  • Adding an amazing new “Garden Ride and Rest Stop at Hamp Hut.” The perfect ride for families and individuals looking for a shorter journey in Garden of the Gods Park.
  • Due to popular demand–Upgrading the ride shirt to a commemorative tech tee, sure to be a collector’s item.
  • Increasing the festivities at all of our existing rest stops, with more food options and amusing activities than ever before!

Put on your favorite costume and light up your bike, it is going to be a spectacular night.

Start the night with pre-ride root beer provided by Bristol Brewing Company and and pizza.

Ride through the City of Colorado Springs – all routes travel through downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City; longer routes travel through the Garden of the Gods.

Distances range from 16, 21, or 23 miles.

Rest stops sponsored by Colorado Springs Cycling Club, The Derby Dames, Rocky Mountain Vibes, and Old Town Bike Shop will provide snacks, fun, and rider support along the route.

Upon return to the Visitor Center, enjoy a pancake breakfast provided the Pikes Peak Council Boy Scouts of America.

2 Cruiser bikes donated by Ted’s Bicycles will be awarded for the Best Extravagantly Illuminated Rider/Bike and Best Costume.

The West One Trophy will be awarded to the Largest Team night of ride. This year’s theme is 25 years of Wild Style!

All riders must wear helmets, and have front and rear lights on their bikes.

Only early bird registers will be guaranteed a tee-shirt. All others will be on a first come first served basis.


Early Bird Registration closes midnight, May 19th: Tickets range from $0 – $38 per person.

Online registration closes midnight Friday, June 14: Tickets range from $0 – $48 per person.

Walk-in registration and packet pickup night of the event 8 – 10 p.m. inside the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center:

  • Adult: $55
  • Child: $35
  • Family (up to four related persons living in the same household): $110

Contact: (719) 633-6884


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Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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