(Courtesy Davis County)

“The Deathly Shallows”

Farmington, UT Antelope Island State Park will be the venue for the 18th Annual Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride to be held on July 15th at 10:00 PM. This popular non-competitive bike ride is open to participants of all ages and starts at the Antelope Island Marina. The half way point is the historic Fielding Garr Ranch where refreshments are served and prizes (including a new bike from The Biker’s Edge) are awarded. The entire route is twenty-two miles on an asphalt road. Event Planner, Neka Roundy, says “This route along the east side of the Island provides a breathtaking view of Great Salt Lake and the lights across the lake, all by the illumination of the full moon”.

Prizes will be awarded to participants who choose to dress up or decorate their bike using the 2011 theme. Judging will be at 9:45 pm at the Marina. “Costumes and bike decorations have really been fun over the years”, says Roundy.

Registration for the bike ride is on-line at www.daviscountyutah.gov . Early registration fees are available through 4:30 pm on July 1st. Registration fees range from $17 - $27 and include a collector’s t-shirt, park entry, and refreshments (served until midnight). As a reminder, Utah State law requires all night riders to use a working headlight and reflectors. Helmets are mandatory also. Lights and helmets will be available for sale at the ride.

Proceeds from this event go to Antelope Island State Park projects. Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride is sponsored by Davis County Community & Economic Development, Davis County Planning, Chevron, The Biker’s Edge, Davis County Health Department, NOW 97.9 FM, Friends of Antelope Island, Wadman Corporation, United Site Service, and Antelope Island State Park.

Syracuse City Mayor Jamie Nagle, adds that Antelope by Moonlight participants are welcome, “On behalf of Syracuse City, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all participants and visitors of the Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride that will be held on July 15, 2011. We encourage all those that participate to frequent our Syracuse City shops, services and restaurants. We hope you will enjoy your time in Syracuse City during this wonderful event and look forward to having your support for many more forthcoming events in our great community. Live, shop and play in Syracuse City!”
For more information contact Davis County, 801-451-3286 or email tour@daviscountyutah.gov