Grab your broomcycles: T-Town Witches Ride is back

Witches Ride

By WVUA 23 News Reporter Jacyn Abbott

Get those costumes ready, because The Arc of Tuscaloosa is hosting the fourth annual T-Town Witches Ride in Tuscaloosa Oct. 17.

The 2-mile “broom cycle” begins at 5 p.m. at Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa. If you’re not interested in riding, you can participate with a 1-mile walk instead.

Participants are encouraged to put on their best witchy wear and deck their bicycles out like broomsticks. The best-dressed wins a spook-tacular prize.

The Witches Brew-Ha-Ha, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is open to anyone regardless of ride participation. The event features entertainment, a children’s activity zone, an open cash bar and food provided by Moe’s Barbecue.

The Arc supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All funds raised will assist in purchasing new vehicles for transporting Arc members.

The organization is spending more than $114,000 a year on transportation costs, but swapping from buses to minivans will reduce that amount, said Arc Finance Director and Witches Ride Coordinator Carol Woodarde.

“We are so excited to bring it back in person,” Woodarde said. “Some of us did ride virtually (last year), but we didn’t get to see the crowds and all the witches. There’s really something to be said about seeing more than a hundred witches come riding down the street on their bicycles.”

T-Town Witches Ride tickets are $25, as are tickets for the Witches Brew-Ha-Ha. Both are available for purchase online. Ride tickets will be available on-site, but Brew Ha-Ha tickets must be ordered before the event.

You can buy your tickets right here.

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