Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
Press Release

Wheelin’ at Westlawn FREE bicycle tune-up events and family rides scheduled for 2021

 

By - May 11th, 2021 03:11 pm

The annual Wheelin’ at Westlawn event is returning in 2021with multiple dates and the addition of organized family bike rides for the Westlawn community and other area residents. The bicycle tune-ups and repairs will take place on Friday, June 25 and Friday, July 23 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Westlawn Gardens Playground Pavilion (located on N. 62nd St. and W. Custer Ave.). The family bike rides will take place on the subsequent Saturdays, June 26 and July 24, starting at 10 a.m. The rides will begin at the Westlawn Gardens Playground Pavilion.

Alderman Cavalier Johnson is encouraging those in the area to take advantage of this event. “Biking is a cost-effective activity that allows the whole family to enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise and have fun,” Alderman Johnson said. “Those who live in Westlawn and the surrounding area should mark their calendars now to utilize the free bike repair service and partake in a fun morning bike ride.”

Bicyclists can bring in their bicycle and receive a wide variety of services, including filling up tires, fixing a flat tire, oiling a bike chain and other minor adjustments. The free bicycle tune-up event and family rides are part of the work put forth by the Westlawn Partnership for a Healthier Environment.

Other event sponsors include the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bicycle and Motorcycle Engineering Research Lab, DreamBikes, the Wisconsin Bike Fed, Milwaukee’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing.

For more information, contact Anne Dressel at banda@uwm.edu

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