On Friday, June 9, 2017, over 5,000 people of all ages from across Atlanta celebrated the fifth annual Atlanta Moon Ride benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure, a local nonprofit organization.The festivities began at 7 p.m. in Piedmont Park, kicking off the fun-filled evening with live entertainment from Electric Avenue, delicious food from local food trucks and a high-spirited costume competition.
Attendees included The Bert Show’s hosts Bert Weiss, Kristin Klingshirn, Brian Moote and City Councilmember Kwanza Hall, as well as CNN Sports Anchor and Correspondent Coy Wire, who announced the costume contest winner before attendees hit the streets. At 11 p.m., everyone set out on the moon-lit cruise through some of Atlanta's coolest neighborhoods.
One hundred percent of net proceeds from the night went directly to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that takes children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families on an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World. This year’s Atlanta Moon Ride raised over $50,000 for the wonderful cause.