Cyclists find much to love and do in Milwaukee. If you’re looking to take part in a bicycling event, these races and rides are a great place to start.
UPAF Ride for the Arts
An incredibly popular ride that benefits Milwaukee’s arts groups, the UPAF Ride for the Arts Series now offers three different weekends to participate, along with three different locations.
Bike MS is an all-inclusive, fully-supported cycling event benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society and features a 50 or 70-mile route option. No matter which route you choose, you'll experience the thrill of Wisconsin's spectacular terrain and create memories you'll never forget.
The Riverwest 24 means 24 hours of riding through the ultra-eclectic Riverwest neighborhood with mandatory, community-oriented stops. Even if you don’t ride, this is one of the best races (and block parties) for spectators!
Tour of America’s Dairyland
Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is the largest competitive bicycle racing event in the United States. At the various stops you can cheer on Pro-Am athletes from over 40 states and 15 countries. This means it's 11 days of family-friendly fun featuring races, kids' activities, food, drink, music, and more.
Ciclovia MKE is a free public event that opens a route of car-free streets to bike, play, and exercise. The initiative is part of an international network of Open Streets movements that advocate for healthy lifestyles, families, and communities by utilizing city streets for recreational activities.
Colectivo Coffee Beans Classic
Mountain bikers, rejoice! The Colectivo Coffee Beans Classic is the ride for you, and with Colectivo’s coffee offered throughout the route, you’re bound to be full of energy for the entire race through Waukesha's Minooka Park.
Santa Cycle Rampage
Each December, hundreds of cyclists don their Santa suits and take to the streets for the Wisconsin Bike Federation’s Santa Cycle Rampage. It’s the jolliest ride in town.