The 999 Ride is a casual social ride through the streets of Salt Lake City. It happens every Thursday, with riders meeting up at the corner of 900 East and 900 South at 9:00 pm – hence, 999.
While the rides largely paused in 2020 and 2021 to avoid large gatherings during the pandemic, riders are beginning to bring the tradition back to SLC more regularly in 2022.
The ride usually starts around 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm, giving folks a chance to show up at 9:00, find their friends, and get hyped up to ride together.
Some of the Magnum Bikes team getting ready for 999 Ride.
It’s open to everyone, and new riders are always welcome. Just be sure to show up on time! While it’s not a race, finding the group after the ride starts is a challenge, to say the least.
Why? First of all, there’s no set route. The ride travels between downtown and mostly the North, West, and South sides, so it could be going anywhere on any particular night.
Plus, even if you know someone participating in the ride, catching them on their phone once the ride starts may be tough — as well as dangerous. (Don’t text/call and ride!)
So, the best way to find the ride is really to show up on time and start off together with the full group.
Magnum encourages everyone to stay safe and respectful at community rides like these. While there are no official rules for 999 Ride, the group encourages everyone to be responsible, wear helmets and use bike lights, and generally play nice.
The Magnum crew loves to join the 999 Ride whenever we can! Will we see you there?
Come have some fun this Thursday night at 9!