If you’ve never been on a Friday Night Lights before, what are you waiting for?! They’re a night time bike ride and are a sight to see and an experience to be a part of. We get a couple hundred folk each ride who deck out their bicycles in colourful lights, fun bells, decorations and more as we visit 3 establishments in Windsor, Ontario. We’ve even had some disco balls and a chandelier attached to some bikes. It’s crazy!

 

 

For more information on Friday Night Lights, be sure to follow WindsorEats on Facebook. You can purchase tickets in advance.

To make sure you have the best experience you can on our rides, we’ve put together this short list of guidelines:

CHECK YOUR BIKE BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

A good ride is a smooth ride. Make sure your bike is in good working order before you arrive. Check for low air, oil on the chain, etc. If you don’t feel like doing it yourself, Infinity Cycle will have a tent on site offering those services for a small fee.

COME READY TO HAVE FUN

That’s what these rides are all about!

WEAR A HELMET

We always encourage bicycle safety and the use of a helmet.

NO ALCOHOL TO BE CONSUMED IN PUBLIC SPACES

It’s against the law to consume alcohol in public spaces. To keep the ride in good standing with the community, we ask that you respect it.

BRING CASH 

We bring a lot of people to these businesses in one short, quick burst. Using cash helps reduce the amount of wait time to order any beverages or food.

Friday Night Lights is a must-try experience you have to participate in when visiting Windsor, Ontario.
Friday Night Lights is a must-try experience you have to participate in when visiting Windsor, Ontario.

LISTEN TO OUR CORKERS

This rule is so important. We have a team of Corkers on each ride that help ensure the safety of riders. Listen to them. Corkers will try to block busier intersections that are critical to ensuring the safety of our riders while they traffic lights are green. While we do take an entire lane, we ask that you stay to the right of the lane so our corkers can safety pass by you on the left hand side. This is important for everyone’s safety.

DON’T GO AHEAD OF YOUR LEAD CORKERS

There will always be Corkers at the front of the group who are making sure everyone is safe and on the route. Do not ride in front of them.

STOP AT RED LIGHTS

We need to follow the rules of the road. Unless instructed to by our corkers, be prepared to stop at intersections with traffic lights and stop signs.

DON’T RIDE ON SIDEWALKS

It’s not legal to ride on the sidewalk. Enough said.

COMMUNICATE

Shout out signals, stops, turns, let riders know you’re passing on the left, point out glass or potholes. Basically, be courteous.

BE COURTEOUS

Didn’t your mamma teach you any manners? Be nice to people and make some new friends.

BRING LIGHTS AND BELLS

While it’s now the law in Ontario to have a light and bell on your bike, we want you to take it one step further and bring lots of lights to light up the night!

Friday Night Lights is a must-try experience you have to participate in when visiting Windsor, Ontario.
Friday Night Lights is a must-try experience you have to participate in when visiting Windsor, Ontario.

STAY TOGETHER

If you see a gap forming, ride a little faster to keep the group together.

STAY HYDRATED

Bring a bottle of water to keep on hand while you ride.

BE SAFE

It is up to you to ride in a manner that ensures your safety and the safety of those around you.

DON’T LITTER

Do we really need to explain this? It’s just not acceptable. Call the litterbugs out and help us keep the city clean and the ride in good standing with the community.

BE CREATIVE

It’s a night ride, so light up your bike, helmet, whatever you want! We’ve had people show up with themselves covered in glow-in-the-dark paint!

AGAIN, HAVE FUN

We are pretty excited about these rides and are getting a great response from everyone. We encourage everyone to come out in a good mood, join us and have a great time!