Ride the Night!
Enjoy a family-friendly ride!
Starting at Tiger Lane, this 15 mile ride by the light of the moon, features a leisurely bike tour through the Overton Square and Cooper-Young entertainment areas of Memphis.
All ages and abilities are encouraged to join the ride!
Prior to the ride, enjoy the Moonlight Tailgate featuring live music from City Mix, food, bike shops, the Beale Street Flippers and fun.
Participants receive a t-shirt and will enjoy drinks and snacks after the ride ends at Tiger Lane.
All proceeds will benefit Meritan, Inc.
Bike Tour Participant Registration not included in the price of the jersey.
Thank you to this year's Midnight Classic Bike Tour Sponsors!
199 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119
For more information call Chessie Biggam at (901) 766-0600.
5865 Poplar Avenue, Suite 104, Memphis, TN 38119
For more information contact Nathan Tipton at (901) 766-0600.
Take home a one of a kind Grind City Platter that you painted! There will be no other like it!
Pay when you arrive at Seize the Clay!
Chickasaw Oaks Plaza
3084 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
For more information, contact Nathan Tipton at (901) 766-0600.
$10 donation at the door at the event.
Proceeds to benefit Meritan!
For more information contact Nathan Tipton at (901) 766-0600.
Meritan is excited to announce, that in conjunction with our recent purchase of a new corporate headquarters in the Memphis Edge District, High Cotton Brewery will be hosting a "Welcome to the Neighborhood Party" for Meritan.
Join Meritan friends and family at High Cotton Brewery at 598 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm for a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" event.
For a $10 donation, you will receive a pint glass featuring both the High Cotton and Meritan logos, while supplies last.
Enjoy testing your trivial knowledge during Trivia Night. Or feast on goodies from a local food truck.
We hope to see you there!
Thanks to our sponsors for this event!
Many thanks to our Corporate Partners to the 2016 Silver Bells program
in helping fulfill the holiday wishes of a homebound senior citizen.
If your business is interested in joining as a Corporate Partner, contact Chessie Biggam at (901) 766-0600.
10:00 pm Lunar Fest
Midnight Bikes roll out in waves!
Photos courtesy of Frank Chin.
Meritan’s 17th annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour promises a fun-filled night for the entire family! It all begins at 10 p.m. with Meritan’s legendary Lunar Festival, when the sounds of a live band set the stage for an evening of family fun with Bling Your Bike and Yourself contests, face painting, team mascots, food, drinks and more!
The Bike Tour begins at Midnight – a 15-mile, non-competitive ride through the heart of the city under the light of the moon. Ride with your family, your friends or go it alone. It’s all for fun and a great cause: Meritan!
Calling all registered riders!
Pick up your rider packet at Meritan between August 1 and August 5th, 2016 and receive an added bonus!
Volunteer for the best party on two wheels!
Purchase this one-of-a-kind jersey when you register.
Many thanks to our amazing sponsors!
You can help Meritan by bidding and
winning one of the many online auction items!
Look for items including....
Elektra Ladies Bike
Autographed Tennessee Titans Memorabilia
Caribbean Resort Stays
Hotel and Dinner Stays at Casino Resorts
Gift Cards for local restaurants
Tickets to local attractions
Tickets to Major League Baseball Games
and much more!
The auction starts July 1, 2016 with new items being
entered weekly throughout the month of July.
Each item will be listed on Ebay for 10 days.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT MERITAN
Our gracious donors include:
3 Guys Pizza Pies
All About Bikes, Inc.
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
Bayou Bar and Grill
Beau Rivage Resort and Casino-Biloxi
Bike the Planet
Cordova Bowling Center
Diva Nail and Salon
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Elite Island Resorts
Hammer and Ale
Hewlett & Dunn
High Cotton Brewery
Incredible Pizza Company
IP Casino.Resort & Spa
Isle of Capri
Joe's Wino Wine Club
L' Ecole Culinaire
LOCAL On The Square
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Pizza Cafe
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
On Top Growlers
Peddler Bike Shops
Playhouse on the Square
Riverwalk Casino and Hotel
Sams Town Casino
St. Louis Cardinals
The Jewel Law Firm
University of Memphis
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
Tickets are no longer available for purchase through Meritan.
You can still purchase tickets at the Landers Box office.
Please notify the Box office at the time of purchase your purchase is to benefit Merian
Meritan Night at the
Riverkings Hockey Game!
February 26, 2016
All proceeds to benefit Meritan.
You must purchase your tickets through Meritan.
Tickets can be purchased online
- or -
At Meritan's Memphis office at the 4th floor reception area.
For more information, please call (901) 766-0600.
When: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Where: Tiger Lane
Time: 10:00 pm - Lunar Festival
Midnight - Bike Ride begins!
Bikes will leave in waves from the Start Line.
Online Registration has closed.
On-Site Registration will be available at the event
beginning at 9 pm at Tiger Lane.
Packet Pick Up Info!
Pick up your packet at the event or between August 24th and August 28th from 7:30 am until 6 pm at Meritan's office located at 4700 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400 Memphis, TN 38117.
All participants will be required to show valid I.D. and sign a waiver in order to pick up his/her individual packet.
To save time, you can print the Participant Waiver here and bring it with you to packet pick up.
Riders 17 and under must have parent/legal guardian sign waiver for him/her.
Many thanks to our amazing sponsors who help make this annual tour a success!
Let's get ready to ride!
Meritan's 16th Annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Tiger Lane in the heart of Midtown Memphis. The Bike Tour is Meritan's annual signature community event during which bike lovers of all ages enjoy a 17 mile, non-competitive bike tour by the light of the moon and accompanied by police escort. Bikers also enjoy an array of Memphis landmarks as they experience the thrill of a night ride on the town. There's no other bike ride like it!
Before the Bike Tour begins, Meritan launches a fun-filled evening with the Lunar Festival which begins at 10 pm. The Lunar Festival is replete with a live band, free bike check-ups by local bike shops, and biking demonstrations by bikers who perform amazing tricks and stunts with their bikes.
Support vehicles travel the route for those who have mechanical problems or for those who decide not to finish their rolling journey.
Proceeds from this annual Midnight Classic benefit the programs of Meritan, including services for seniors, specialized foster care for medically and emotionally fragile children, and programs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled.
Be an angel, give a gift to someone in need.
Silver Bells ornaments adorn our tree each year. Each "Bell" has a confidential client id and her or his wish list.
Sometimes they want a toasty blanket, robe, slippers or a good book. Sometimes it is a little less dreamy and they need groceries, cleaning or personal hygiene supplies. All gifts are greatly appreciated.
Bells will be available in the 4th floor lobby of Meritan beginning Monday, November 3rd. Gifts must be delivered to Meritan by Tuesday, December 16th.
For more information please contact Elise Bone at 901-766-0613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* It is fast and immediate to give a check or credit card donation to buy gifts and services year round.
Thank you for your interest in the 15th Annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour on August 23, 2014.
Online Registration is now
closed for this event.
You can still register to ride at the Midnight Classic Bike Tour starting at 9 pm at Tiger Lane.
- All riders please use the entrance on Hollywood.
- During the Lunar Fest, be sure to check out all the vendors on site. From Food Truck/Vendors to bike shops and a sporting goods store, Meritan is excited to have an amazing list of sponsors this year.
- Route maps will be available the night of the ride on various tables set up in the area including packet pick up, evening registration and beer band table.
- Yuletide will be our SAG trucks this year for the riders. Riders picked up will only be let out at Tiger Lane.
Riders will leave in waves this year with those registered for the VIP Village leaving first.
Bling yourself & Bling your Bike!
Be sure to bring your ID with you if you plan on drinking beer after the ride.
The Lunar Festival will feature the sounds of Gary Escoe & The Atomic Dance Machine.
There will be separate stations for food and beverages after the ride.
But most of all.........enjoy and have a GREAT time!
Be sure to frequent our amazing sponsors
supporting this event!
Ride with the pack through the heart of Memphis on a perfect August evening with more than 2,000 fellow riders. Enjoy great music, breathe in the refreshing night air, and meet plenty of new friends... All for a great charitable cause!
Folks from Midtown, Downtown, the burbs, college students, artists, athletes, professionals, doctors, lawyers, fry cooks, firemen, and families from infants to octogenarians. This event is a blast. Probably the last event of the year where everyone still has their summer sun, attitude, and groove.
It's a tradition!
The success of this Memphis tradition is only possible with your financial support, and this year we need your help more than ever. Please help us to make this year’s 14th annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour the best ever!
Premier southern sporting clays event: Lunch, Music, Shells, the world's funnest Duck blind fury & Cart are all included.
Fresh Barbecue & "Gone South" Bluegrass between morning & afternoon rounds!
Loaner shotgun available on a first-come/first-served basis.
14 Unique stations - a great variety of challenges and fun: up to 70' raised throwers, a ground roller and more.
Respectful, honor-system based, fun tournament with drawings and awards. This outstanding event is a great opportunity for friends, neighbors or a memorable parent-child activity in a relaxed setting. [Call it a skeet shoot or rounds of sporting clays, it's not the Olympics, just friendly competition. High school teams and other clubs are welcome. We expect teams from Memphis, Mississippi and East Arkansas areas.]
Please thank our sponsors:
Crye-Leike Realtors, Meritan Board of Directors, Apelah, CSpire Foundation, Academy Sports, Sun Trust, J. Randolph Flatt Financial Strategies, Lipscomb-Pitts, Hersey Construction Design, Weesner Meadow Farm.