World Goth Day is Friday May 22nd.

Join Columbus Goth Cycling for the second annual Columbus Goth Ride! This year they are requiring masks for anyone who wants to ride as a group, while hoping that anyone maintaining physical distance will dress up and bike on their own and share with us under the hashtag #WorldGothDayColumbus . Solitary virtual riders welcome! This is definitely a good year to dress up in some all-out Cybergoth, or maybe you have a masked costume you’d want to wear!  You could even dress up your bike to enforce distance (black painted pool noodle viking ship, anyone?)

This will be a flat, relaxed group ride through downtown – open to all people of all abilities, with a couple of rest stops to hydrate, take pictures, or whatever else you desire. We will use streets with bike lanes or that are bike-friendly.

We will meet near the Goodale Park Gazebo at 6:15, and will be stepping off on our fun & fashionable tour through downtown by 6:30pm. We will return to Goodale Park, so coordinating parking or pickup is easier.

Dress up in the finest fripperies your dark heart desires! Bring bluetooth speakers and play your gothic favorites while we ride! Bring a camera! Bring a pet monkey in a basket! Let us show the capital city our style!

This is a free event so dress up and have fun being outrageous in public!

The World Goth Day site is here:


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Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.