It’s Bike to Work Week in Milwaukee!
There’s certainly a belief in the U.S. that biking to work is difficult, that there won’t be any place to lock your bike up, or that you’ll be smelly, but the truth is that it can be fun, easy, affordable, and healthy. Even if it just once this week, give it a try as biking to work might just be the most fun you have all summer. To make your experience more enjoyable the Bike Federation of Wisconsin has setup morning commuter stations that will be open from 7 to 9 am this week, where you can meet other bicyclists, have some coffee, and grab a doughnut.
Downtown: Alterra Foundry, 170 S 1st St.
Central: Sigma Group, Hank Aaron State Trail at 13th & Canal, closes 8:30 a.m.
Eastside: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, Oak Leaf Trail.
Westside: Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
The week will also feature some signature rides and events to make biking more enjoyable.
Tuesday, June 8th
7:30 – 8:30 a.m., Ride to Work with Mayor Barrett & Press Conference
Meet at 51st & Washington Blvd. to bike to work with Mayor Barrett. Mayoral press conference will follow the ride and be held at the Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway.
5-7 p.m., Bike Mechanics Training Program Open House
The Bike Federation of Wisconsin is part of Valid Bike Shop, a bike-mechanic training program for students at North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St. (enter on 10th and Clarke). There will be an awards ceremony for student mechanics, tours of the space, and a show-and-tell of the shop’s cargo bike welding project. Additionally, there will be refurbished bikes for sale, and refreshments will be served.
Friday, June 11th
5 p.m., Bike to the Brewers
Meet at Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park (1859 N. 40th St.) or at Alterra Foundry (170 S 1st St.) at 5 p.m. Or meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Sigma Group, 13th and Canal.
The Bike Federation of Wisconsin will be providing food and beer, though participants will need to purchase Brewer tickets on their own.