WKNC hosts fifth annual Radio Ride

By Annelise Thorn

WKNC’s Radio Ride is an alleycat-style bike ride and a scavenger hunt around the NC State campus and downtown Raleigh on Saturday, Oct. 26, at NC State’s Harris Field, 2810 Cates Ave. Check-in opens at 12 p.m. and the ride begins at 1 p.m. Vehicle parking is available behind the Student Health Center.

Riders will receive a set of clues for various checkpoints and should expect to bike between 15 and 20 miles, with riders wearing helmets earning a five-minute head start. The first-place winner will receive an REI Co-op cycle valued at $750.

Registration is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Those unable to participate can sign up as “virtual riders” for a $10 donation. Pre-registration is available online at wknc.org/swag.

In the event of rain, WKNC’s Radio Ride will be moved to Sunday, Oct. 27.

Proceeds from WKNC’s Radio Ride will benefit the student-run, non-commercial radio station. About half of the station’s budget comes from North Carolina State University student fees, with the rest raised through a combination of underwriting, event promotions, sports broadcasts, merchandise sales, and fundraisers like the Radio Ride and Double Barrel Benefit concert. More information about WKNC’s Radio Ride is at wknc.org/radioride.