Riverwest 24 Preview
Milwaukee's best bicycle race, as our photos prove, kicks off at 7 p.m.
At 7 p.m. tonight, 1,000 cyclists will take off from in front of a house just south of the intersection of N. Pierce St. and E. Center St. for 7th annual Riverwest 24. The 24-hour bicycle race through the Riverwest neighborhood is like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
Last years Class A winning team, Tripp’n The Fatty Boombastic, rode a Milwaukee made Schlick Cycles fat-bike to first place going 280 miles (61 laps) and collecting 47 bonus points.
Watch for our live blog to debut at 7 p.m. (-ish, nothing can be too official with the 24) as myself and Dave Reid team up with four others to improve on last year’s mediocre showing.
Our photos from last year cover the fun that is “the 24”. If you’re interested in checking out the event, stop by one of the checkpoints between 7 p.m. tonight to 7 p.m. Saturday. Checkpoints are at Pierce/Center, Keefe/Booth, Dousman/Burleigh, and the south end of the Marsupial Bridge (the new again Swing Park).
- Photo Gallery: 24 Hours of Fun – Dave Reid – July 30th, 2013
- The Great Race – Tracey Pollock – July 25th, 2013
- Press Release: Dear MKE Features Riverwest Cyclist – VISIT Milwaukee – July 24th, 2013
- Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwest 24 Registration Gets Huge Turnout – Dave Reid – May 3rd, 2013