Usually, the bike trails at Shelby Farms are closed after sundown, but for the cost of an entry ticket you can take a lit-up night ride this Friday and big afterparty to benefit the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. Keep reading to find out how to win the tickets.
In order to particpate, you'll need at $50 ticket, which – depending on your going-out budget – might seem a little pricey. But let's think about it. For $50, you can ride around Shelby Farms at night (not usually allowed), you can get into the Glow Bash after your ride where all the beer, barbecue, and music is included, and you've made a sizeable donation to the Humane Society. If you're not into biking, you can also just buy a ticket to get into the Glow Bash party for $25.
Sorry to go all Sarah McLachlan on ya, but here's the type of cutie you can help by supporting the Humane Society. Photo credit Phillip Van Zandt.
Another beneficiary of your support of the Bark After Dark event. Sweet little Tildy. (I know, I know; I'm sorry!) Photo credit Phillip Van Zandt.
If you're strapped for cash, but still want to participate, I do have a pair of tickets for the ride and party.
How to win:
1. Come up with a name(s) for a cat and/or dog for the Humane Society – try to come up with a cute, clever, or just plain awesome name that hasn't been used. You can see past names on the Humane Society Instagram account or website adoptables gallery here.
2. Leave a comment on this post with your suggested pet name (or names – multiple entries in the same comment or separate comments are encouraged!)
3. I'll pick my favorite at 10 a.m. tomorrow, and that person will win 2 tickets to the ride and bash (worth $50 each).
4. If you win, you have to encourage all your friends to go with you.
The Humane Society prepares hundreds of dogs for adoption, and as someone from there said: "We go through a LOT of names…and that’s how we end up with puppies named Mushy Monster."
So come up with something fun, comment here, and you could win tickets.
Bark After Dark Bike Ride & Glow Bash
Friday, May 23
Register at MemphisHumane.org