I need your help to start a regular Friday feature in which I highlight some of the cool semi-underground bicycle activities going on around the state for the upcoming weekend and following week. I have a reasonable handle on most of the smaller bike events going on in Milwaukee, but I have no idea what other fun events are going on in the rest of the state.
Got an alley cat planned? Taking the Snow bikes out for beach ride? Bike to Brunch? Tweed Ride? Critical Lass Ride? Whatever, just shoot me a heads up via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it on Friday. I’m particularly interested in promoting the slightly non-traditional rides or races here, not your typical WCA crit, charity ride, WORS race, etc. We post a good schedule of those on our regular Bike Fed website calendar and in our much coveted Ride Guide.
So far all I know about this weekend is the Bike-in Movie at 8pm in the media garden under the Holton St. Bridge at Pearson and Water Streets in Milwaukee. This week’s film is the 80s classic “Better Off Dead.” I am a sucker for those 80s movies, and I liked John Cusack when he was younger. I went to college with his sister Joan, though I doubt she remembers me. I give the movie two thumbs up.
The next event I am aware of is the Midwest Cycling Networking Ride next week Wednesday, July 13th at 2pm. The ride is part of the cycling is the new golf theory of business networking. The ride website advises to “forget windowless conference rooms and stick-on name-tags, THIS is the way to make business connections!”
Riders meet the second Wednesday of each month at Attitude Sports, located on Pewaukee Lake at 203 W. Wisconsin Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072 ~ (262) 695-RIDE. The ride leaves at 2pm sharp, so get there early if you need to pull off your chinos or grey suit and kit up. Open to anyone, the ride is a racer/road bike ride with speeds averaging just shy of 20mph. Post ride beers and more socializing take place at a Pewaukee Lake bar determined later.
Next up, take off your lycra skinsuit and pull on your tighty whities (mind the wedgie) and pedal on over to Brady and Warren Thursday night for the Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride. Not a naked bike ride, but these are social rides that promote a positive self body image. The next of these slow-paced, scantily clad social ride begins at 9pm, July 14th and runs 2-3 hours.
I can’t believe this is all that is going on in all of Wisconsin this weekend. If you know about something cool that you don’t mind sharing, email me the details or submit them in the comment section below. I will watch during the day Friday and update this post if I get new info. You can also email me weekend rides or events you have planned in the future. I would really appreciate your help here.