Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the return of the WHAM After Midnight Bike Ride.

Bring out your 2-wheelers, tricycles, or unicycles and enjoy a ride through Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster’s beautiful neighborhood bike paths and city streets.

WHAM is scheduled to roll on Saturday, August 13th into Sunday, August 14th. Register online at or in person at the Hammond Marina or Aquatic Play Center at Wolf Lake.

Riders will enjoy a 30-mile-long, or 10-mile-short scenic route.

The ride begins and ends at Hammond’s iconic Wolf Lake Pavilion. Ride along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the tranquility of both Wolf and George Lake in Hammond. See firsthand, Hammond, Whiting, Munster, and Highland’s spectacular parks and neighborhoods, ride through historic Downtown Whiting and Hammond, and pass Oil City Stadium, home of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen. Adventurers taking the long route will enjoy a rest stop at Cabela’s in Hammond, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, before they meander through Wicker Park and Munster’s beautiful neighborhoods.

Register by August 1st to guarantee your WHAM! t-shirt!

NEW FOR 2016

  • Tapas Cafe takes over breakfast duties.
  • Raffles – We’ll raffle off baskets with goodies from each of the four cities you’ll ride through (Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster). We’ll also raffle off a bike! You can purchase chances to win the night of Wham. All money raised from the bike and baskets will be donated to the Tri-City Special Games.
  • Donations – Bring a nonperishable food item with you. We’ll donate it to The Greater Hammond Food Pantry.


  • Ride kicks off at Midnight (technically August 14).
  • It will take 2-4 hours on average to complete the long route. The short route shouldn’t take longer than an hour.
  • All riders must check in at the Wolf Lake Pavilion prior to 11:30 pm.
  • All participants riding the long route must complete the short route portion by 1:30am.
  • On the long route, GoodSpeed Cycles will be at the Cabela’s stop to safety-check your bike.
  • Live entertainment starts at 9:30pm.

On-site registration is from 9:00pm -11:30pm, but save time with ADVANCE REGISTRATION. Register your team of 10 or more on-site and each rider receives $5 off their registration!

If you have a business in Hammond, Whiting, Highland or Munster and would like to donate an item to your city’s basket, contact Rachel at (219) 937-7942.

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