Bike to Work Week was pushed back a month this year from mid-May to mid-June in hopes that Wisconsin weather would be more accommodating to car-less commuting the closer we got to the solstice.
Well, it's not exactly summer-like just yet, but perhaps that's all the more reason to hop on the bike and get your blood flowing. It's Bike to Work Week (BTWW) in Milwaukee and aside from saving a few bucks on gas and gaining a little muscle in the calves, there are plenty of reasons to keep the car in park this week.
Schedule of events:
Tuesday-Friday, June 9-12 from 7 to 9 a.m.*
- Free coffee, bakery and bike repair at:
- Alterra Foundry, 170 S. 1st St.
- Stone Creek Coffee, 2266 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
- Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park, Oak Leaf Trail.
- Urban Ecology Center, Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
*Monday's Commuter Station is at Zeilder Park for the Press Conference.
Saturday, June 6
9:30 a.m., Milwaukee Major Taylor Cycling Club
30- to 40-mi. ride on low-traffic urban streets and trails.
Meet at Amaranth Bakery, 3329 W. Lisbon Ave.
10 a.m., Social Bike Ride
Ride the Menomonee River Parkway and Hank Aaron State Trail. Meet at Amaranth Bakery, 3329 W. Lisbon Ave.
Sunday, June 7
7-8:15 a.m., Miller Lite Ride for the Arts
Meet up with Team Bike Fed next to the Alterra Coffee booth 15 minutes prior to the start of each wave.
Monday, June 8
7-10 a.m., Morning Commuter Station
Coffee, bakery and & bike repair. Ziedler Park, 301 W. Michigan St.
8 a.m., Rollin' to Work with Mayor Barrett
Bike to Zielder Park with Mayor Barrett. Meet at 51st Street & Washington Boulevard.
8:30 a.m., Press conference
Celebrating Bike to Work Week at Ziedler Park, 301 W. Michigan St.
5-6:30 p.m., Bicycle Friendly Business Happy Hour
Socialize with fellow bikers and bicycle-friendly employers over drinks & appetizers at The Abbey Biercafe, 134 E. Juneau Ave.
8:30 p.m., Bike Trivia Night
Test your knowledge with rounds of bike-themed trivia at the Nomad, 1401 E. Brady St.
Wednesday, June 10
Bike to the Brewers game
Bikes, beer, brats and baseball! 5:30 p.m. Meet-up at one of the following locations to ride to the stadium and tailgate before the game together: Alterra Foundry or Washington Park Urban Ecology Center.
Friday, June 12
8 p.m., bike-in movie
Join us in celebrating the end of Bike to Work Week by kicking-off the summer's Bike-In Movie Series with the screening of "Medicine for Melancholy."
11 p.m., after party
Dancing, music, bikes at The Nomad, 1401 E. Brady St.