Saturday evening's chill created an ironic backdrop for the Living Arts and Science Center fund-raiser: The theme of the fourth annual BikeProm was "Blue Hawaii."
In this fund-raiser, participants dress up and bike around downtown Lexington, stopping at various locations for prom-related activities.
This year there were nine stops, including one at The Green Lantern bar to play a variation of "spin the bottle." The spinner was dared to do such things as Hula-hoop or eat a gummi worm.
At the end of the night, the 150 participating cyclists gathered at Atomic Café for a dance.
Tickets for the prom cost $8. The proceeds help support the center's 400 classes, its scholarship program and its outreach to elementary schools with high percentages of at-risk students.
"It's just a really fun, un-stodgy fund-raiser," said Living Arts and Science Center executive director Heather Lyons.
The event draws a diverse crowd of Arts and Science board members, the center's patrons and supporters, and a younger crowd who are in it for the bicycling. Summer Smith said she had planned to attend the event even before she realized that it was to support the center.
"It's a great bonus," she said. "I've been coming here since I was 5 years old."
Participants could race to the finish line, competing for prizes, or they could take it easy. At the final stop, there were prizes for best dressed, prom king and queen, and the race winners.