Registration for the 5th Annual 24 Hours of Booty-Indianapolis is now open.

The annual non-competitive bicycling event for people of all ages and abilities takes place on a closed and police-secured 3.5-mile loop through the charming Butler-Tarkington neighborhood surrounding Butler University. This year’s event is scheduled for 7:00PM Friday, June 24 to 7:00PM Saturday, June 25, 2016. 24 Hours of Booty supports and raises funds for local and national cancer organizations, including IU Simon Cancer Center and LIVESTRONG Foundation by conducting safe, fun and family-friendly events.

Butler University will again serve as home to “Bootyville” where riders are encouraged to camp, eat and recharge when not riding.  Bring your tents, blankets, canopies and other camping gear, and set up wherever you find a spot. There will be plenty of room for everyone!

“We are excited to bring the amazing community of riders, cancer survivors, supporters, Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood and spectators back together again this summer to celebrate fifteen incredible years of fighting cancer,” said Spencer Lueders, founder of 24 Hours of Booty. “This is a bike ride for everyone to help put cancer in its place, so we encourage people to grab their family, friends and co-workers and sign up as soon as possible as registration fills up quickly.”

All participants ages 12 and up for the Indianapolis ride must register online at www.24hoursofbooty.org/register/indianapolis, pay a $45 registration fee and are required to raise a minimum of $200 prior to the event to participate. Riders can ride “The Booty Loop” as much or as little as they want during the 24-hour period.

Children ages 8-11 are also welcome  to ride on the Booty Loop and fundraise. Registration for children (ages 8-11) is $25 and the required fundraising minimum is $100. Kids under 8 years old are welcome to participate in the Kids Ride the morning of Saturday, June 25. Children and youth riders ages 8 – 17 will also be able to earn fundraising awards. 24 Hours of Booty will host an awards program on Saturday, June 25 at noon to recognize the top three individual fundraisers. All children and youth participants will receive an award medal for their cancer-fighting efforts in fundraising.

Please Note: Butler-Tarkington residents should familiarize themselves with the event map as during the event, access to parts of the neighborhood will be restricted.