Holiday Lights around Tacoma!


  • Advance online registration is required.
  • Attendance at the pre-ride safety briefing is required in order to ride with the group.
  • Ride capacity may be limited.  Exact size is set by the ride leader, and displayed below.
  • If you decide not to ride, please click Cancel My Registration below to open space for others. (How to cancel
  • All participants must follow Wash. state guidance on masking, distancing and vaccination for indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Some rides stop at indoor venues. All riders should have face coverings available in case a business or public transit requires their use. Venues might require proof of vaccination or recent negative test result.
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Date and Time: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 4:45pm
Start Location: 
University Place Library
3609 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98466
Contact Information: 
Marlene Druker
16 miles
Elevation Gain: 
755 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Family / Kids

Lighted bike parades to check out holiday lights are a Tacoma tradition!   Thank you to Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club (TWBC) for the inspiration and route planning. Special thanks to Eric Schytter for scouting out the good displays and sharing his insider knowledge. Thank you also to the ladies who pre-rode this with me last year when the decorations on the residential streets of University Place and Fircrest were being put up. 

We'll meet in front of the University Place Library at 4:45pm for introductions and pre-ride safety briefing. We'll start riding as soon as that is done. You may only ride with the group if you were there for the safety briefing. If you are coming by car, there's free parking available in the parking garage. Our start and end location is near Bliss Small Batch Creamery, MOD pizza and Whole Foods Market.  Optional post ride ice cream - or whatever - in the plaza (plenty of room to spread out). 

We'll try to stay together, but we might get spaced out a bit on hills. This is a social, no drop ride - we will re-group as soon as we can if we become separated. 

Helmets are required! White front headlight and red rear tail light are also required for this ride. Other lights are encouraged, but are optional  - please make sure that any decorations added to your set-up do not hinder your safe operation of your bike. Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Other items to bring: ID, a charged cell phone, water, cash/credit card, a face covering, a small snack, kleenex, wipes, hand sanitizer.  

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will cancel the ride at least two hours before the start time and  will not be at the start location. Please check before leaving for the ride. 

University Place Library
3609 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98466
Ride Leader(s)

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Leisurely: [10-12mph]

6 rider(s)