Local Biking Events

Listed below are upcoming charity rides and other cycling related events.

Brookwood Bicycle Tour on July 17th

posted Jul 4, 2010, 8:50 AM by Scott K

Join the Froedtert Hospital team for the Brookwood Bicycle Tour on July 17

    Join the fun and help fund the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Wisconsin by riding in the Brookwood Bicycle Tour on July 17, departing from the Brookwood Pub & Grill in Mukwonago. Participants have the option of biking eight, 10, 35 or 65 miles and departure times vary from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. depending on chosen route length.  Register by contacting Katie Klink at 5 - 7301 before July 1 for pre-registration. Cash only in-person day of registration is also available. For more information visit http://www.brookwoodbicycletour.com/

Wisconsin Bike Summit on April 21 and Lobby Day on April 22

posted Apr 18, 2010, 10:09 PM by Scott K

Register now for the Wisconsin Bike Summit on April 21 and Lobby Day on April 22, in Madison, which will provide inspiration and practical ideas for making Wisconsin an even better place to bike.
  
The keynote speaker at the Summit on April 21 will be Andreas Rohl, who has led the charge in making Copenhagen, Denmark, the world’s best bicycling city. An amazing 40% of people who work or study in Copenhagen make their commutes by bike, and among folks who also live in Copenhagen, the rate is even higher – about 55%. This is a huge change from the 1970s, when the percentage of Copenhagen residents who used the bicycle as everyday transportation was in the single digits – not unlike in Madison today, where about 4% of commuting trips are taken by bike.
  
Andreas will give an inspiring presentation on the exciting bike innovations happening in Copenhagen and share ideas about how municipalities can make it easier for residents to get around by bike.
  
Following Andreas will be a presentation by “20 by 2020”, a group of Wisconsin government and business leaders who are working together to help Madison reach a goal of 20% of residents using alternative modes of transportation by 2020. They will discuss what they learned on a recent tour of cities in Europe where bicycle mode share is 25% to 35%, and what ideas could work here.
  
The Summit will also include afternoon workshop sessions in two tracks—Transportation and Mountain Biking. Topics include:
  • Implementing Safe Routes to School programs that teach our children how to walk and bike to school safely.
  • Strategies and opportunities to build more bicycle-friendly communities in Wisconsin.
  • Creating community partnerships for effective bicycle trails advocacy
  • Building an economic case for your community to develop & maintain mountain bike trails
On April 22, Lobby Day, we’ll inform Wisconsin legislators on the importance of cycling, both directly and through the $1.5 billion that bicycling contributes annually to the state’s economy.
  
Registration for the Bike Summit on April 21 is $25 and includes refreshments. Registration for Lobby Day is free.
  
REGISTER TODAY at www.bfw.org.

UPAF's 30th Annual Ride for the Arts, June 6th

posted Apr 18, 2010, 9:58 PM by Scott K

Totaling nearly 250,000 participants since 1981, UPAF's Ride for the Arts sponsored by Miller Lite is regarded as one of the nation's largest one-day recreational bike rides. Help celebrate the 30th year of this annual summer favorite, which has generated more than $6.7 million for the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).


WHEN:
 Sunday, June 6, 2010

WHY:
 To help keep our performing arts scene dynamic and a vital part of our community's culture. UPAF is among the nation's largest united arts funds in terms of dollars raised and number of donors. The organization provides financial support to 34 beneficiary groups.

WHAT: UPAF’s 30th annual Ride for the Arts sponsored by Miller Lite. The Ride offers a 5-, 12-, 25-, 65- and 75-mile bike route. After the Ride, participants can enjoy the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation Finish Line Party at the Potawatomi Stage, Summerfest Grounds. The party includes entertainment, performances from UPAF groups, and children's and sponsor-related activities.

WHERE: The Ride starts and finishes at the Summerfest Grounds, 200 North Harbor Drive. The various routes travel past several Milwaukee landmarks and continue along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan through numerous Milwaukee-area communities and parks.

Website.

Cream City Cycle Club Events

posted Apr 18, 2010, 9:47 PM by Scott K

7/25 Coalition Picnic - For many years, Cream City, Bayview and Spring City Spinners Bike Clubs have held an annual Coalition Ride & Picnic.  This year it is Cream City Cycle Club's turn to host the event and we'd like to extend the invitation to all bicycle clubs within a 50 mile radius of Milwaukee.  We'll be using Greenfield Park as our gathering point for a series of rides starting at 8AM, 9AM and 10AM (distances vary with the longest starting earliest).  At the end of the ride, return to Greenfield Park for a Potluck Picnic.  Just bring a dish to share or $7 per person.  Great opportunity to connect with folks from other clubs and enjoy a day together.  A flyer for the Picnic & Century are attached.
 
8/29 Cream City Century - This is a very scenic Century at summer's end that offers 30, 56, 78 and 100 mile routes beginning in Waterford, Wisconsin. We really roll out the welcome mat with friendly volunteers, great rest stops with homemade pastries, fruit and snacks and a spaghetti dinner all included for a great price.  If you register by May 1st, registration will be only $20!  After May 1st, registration is $25 and it will be $30 for day-of registration.  Register at our EXPO booth, by mail or use Active.com.  Check out our website www.creamcitycycleclub.com for more details.  A flyer and registration form for the Century are attached.
 
Other events in 2010 including the 2010 Tour De Cure on June 16 in Grafton are highlighted in the flyer.  Our full 2010 ride calendar is being posted today.
 
We hope to see you at the Picnic and these upcoming events!  

Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour

posted Apr 18, 2010, 9:40 PM by Scott K

(From Sarah Souders at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Wisconsin Chapter)



Dear Cycling Club,

 

I would like to offer you the opportunity to be involved in our 18th annual Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour.  As the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s largest locally organized and supported event in Wisconsin, Scenic Shore 150 is a unique opportunity for your club to show its support in the fight against blood cancers.

 

In July 2009, our 917 riders raised $560,000.  We were able to dedicate over 76 cents of every dollar, about $425,600 from Scenic Shore 2009, directly to our mission: To cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma and to improve the lives of patients and their families.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has invested more than $688 million in leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research.  Society-funded research has led to key advances in understanding blood cancers and the life-saving drugs that fight them.  LLS also provides a range of services such as family support groups, an extensive educational Web site, free seminars and conferences and direct patient financial aid.  Events like Scenic Shore 150 and others allow us to continue to offer our services at no cost to our patients.

 

This year our goal is 1000 riders.  The ride starts Saturday, July 24th in Mequon, WI and ends Sunday, July 25th in Sturgeon Bay, WI. 

 

As this event continues to grow, so does our need for support from organizations like your own.  There are several ways in which your club can be involved this year including providing promotion of our event in your club, forming a club sponsored team, volunteering, monetary sponsorship, donation of raffle items, or other in-kind sponsorship donations.  I have attached our volunteer opportunity packet, team captain handbook and partnership form.  Please indicate how you would like to support the Scenic Shore 150 on the partnership form and return that to us. 

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.  We look forward to speaking with you to further discuss our sponsorship opportunities and how your organization can become involved.  If you have any questions or would like more information about Scenic Shore 150, please feel free contact myself with the information listed below or Jen Jacobs, Campaign Manager.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sarah Souders
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Wisconsin Chapter
Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour

Trek 100 - June 12th

posted Apr 18, 2010, 9:35 PM by Scott K


Waterloo, WI - June 12th, 2010

Registration is now open.

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