It’s baaaaaaaack! The brightest, most colourful bike ride in Canada is making it’s return for 2022.
Friday Night Lights, a bike ride through Windsor, that has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings in 2014, is confirmed to return in 2022 after a couple years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Never heard of FNL? Imagine hundreds of colourfully lit bicycles rolling by, bells clacking, as they partake in a pub crawl on two wheels. The pack take up the entire street, sometimes stretching several city blocks at a time.
Riders are constantly trying to outdo each other with their decorations on each bicycle. If you pay close enough attention, you may catch a glimpse of the couple on a tandem bike with custom built chandelier installed hanging over them as they ride.
The first ride of 2022 will take place on Friday, May 6, 2022 and will run each and every Friday into October. The ride begins promptly at 8pm and finishes at midnight. Cost is $6 in advance, $10 on site.
WHAT EXACTLY IS FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS?
Simply put, Friday Night Lights is a pub and grub crawl on two wheels throughout the city. You not only get to enjoy the company of good folks, you also can indulge in the food and drink of three great establishments visited along the way.
The stops and routes along the way are always a secret and different with each ride. Visits have included everything from stopping to enjoy a beer and play beach volleyball at a local fitness club to a dance party at a wine bar, Pride festivals to beer gardens, Caribbean festivals to local dive bars. The ride has even stopped at the Art Gallery of Windsor for an outdoor celebration of the launch of an Andy Warhol exhibit.
With as many as 300 plus people riding along, the atmosphere is fantastic. Several riders even equip their bicycles with sound systems belting some great playlists. “Changing the station” to hear the music you like is as easy as pedalling faster or slower to find another cyclist with a different song playing.
There’s honestly no better way to explore the city.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2022’S RIDE?
There’s one major change for 2022: we’ll be starting at a new location! Friday Night Lights will now begin at our space, located at 400 Erie St. E. This will allow folks to come early for some food and drink with us or to stay after the ride.
WHAT ARE THE DETAILS FOR JOINING IN ON THE FUN?
Tickets are available for purchase online. We encourage booking in advance to save some $$$