Wild Ride at the Zoo is a safari on two wheels! It's the first chance ever to bring your bicycle to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and see the animals while you cruise.
On Saturday, May 12, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., after the Zoo closes for the day, Wild Riders of all ages will have the public paths to themselves. The pathways will be marked to keep traffic flowing and Wild Ride maps will point out areas of the Zoo intended for beginning, intermediate and experienced riders. Many animals will be on exhibit and there will be chances to meet the keepers, check out exhibitors on the Welcome Plaza and more.
You can even rent a bike for the night from The Bike Rack. Your bike will be ready and waiting for you -- and your Wild Ride -- at the Zoo! Call (216) 771-7120 to snag your bike seat. The number of bikes available for rent is limited.
The event also promotes the role bicycling can have as part of a healthy, active lifestyle and how it can help reduce your carbon footprint.
Tickets for Wild Ride are $12 per person, with a $2 discount for Cleveland Zoological Society members. A helmet and a signed release form will be required for each rider. Advance sale tickets are available online at clemetzoo.com along with printable release forms. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign and deliver the waiver to be admitted.
Wild Ride at the Zoo is a rain or shine event.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
For more information, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.