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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Take a magical ride through Jackson County’s Christmas in the Park

Back by popular demand, Trip the Light Fantastic returns to Jackson County next Tuesday. Bicycle enthusiasts will again have the opportunity to enjoy a magical bike ride through Jackson County’s ‘Christmas in The Park’ on Tuesday, November 24, the night before ‘Christmas in The Park’ opens to the public.

Personalities from 99.7 The Point will greet cyclists and get the ride underway around 6:00 p.m. The course will be open for cyclists to ride until 7:30 p.m. The four-mile ride begins at the Frank White Jr. Ballpark, continues along County Park Road, through more than 175 lighted and animated displays at ‘Christmas in The Park,’ and exiting onto Longview Road. The course can be dark and hilly in places. Parental discretion is advised for riders under the age of 10.

Prizes will be awarded for the Best Holiday Decorated Bike, Best Holiday Dressed Individual and Ugliest Holiday Sweater at the Finish Line after all cyclists have completed the course around 7:45 p.m.

Event registration is FREE to those who sign up by Sunday, November 22nd. Cyclists can register online at or in person at the packet pick-up event to be held at Gusto Coffee Shop, 3390 SW Fascination Drive, Lee’s Summit, Mo, November 22, 2-4 p.m. Cyclists who register on-site at the event will pay a $5 fee. On-site registration will be available beginning at 5:00 pm in the Frank White Ballpark Complex parking lot, 3901 SW Longview Park Dr. in Lee’s Summit. Event parking will be at MCC Longview Community College.

For more information, visit or call 816-503-4831.

Since its opening in 1987, millions of patrons have made a drive through Jackson County’s ‘Christmas in The Park’ part of their annual holiday experience. ‘Christmas in The Park’ is open nightly from November 25 through December 31 at Longview Lake Park, located two miles south of I-470 off of View High Drive.

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Time: 5:00 PM – On-Site Registration
6:00 – 7:30 PM – Four-Mile Course is Open to Ride

Fee: FREE to ride if registered by November 22, 2015 ($5 if registering on-site/event day)

Location: Frank White Jr. Ballpark Parking Lot, 3901 SW Longview Park Drive, Lee’s Summit, Mo


Event Contact: Marcy Caldwell, 816-503-4831

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