The UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, is a large bike ride that supports our region’s world class performing arts organizations. Ride your bike by yourself or with a team for 5, 12, 25, 45 or even 70 miles in the state's largest one-day recreational bike ride – complete with Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in attendance as this year's honorary Ride Chair. We've also rated it as one of the ten best bike rides in Wisconsin.
For more information, please see upaf.org/upaf-events/ride.
Where: The starting line is at the Summerfest grounds at 100 N. Harbor Dr. Use the South Gate entrance, at the intersection of Polk Street and Harbor Drive.
Hours: Sunday, June 2, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission & Parking: Registration fees are $65-75, specific to how many miles you want to ride. Registered kids age 12 and under ride free when accompanied by a registered adult. Free parking is available in Lots P and H at the Summerfest grounds.
Highlights: If you raised pledges, you can win awards for being the top individual or top team. Some of the prizes include a Trek bike, a Bones bike rack, a Miller Lite portable tailgate grill and cooler set, a Wheel & Sprocket gift card, a commemorative UPAF Ride jersey, a UPAF SMART CARD and more. After the ride, head over to the Finish Line Party, a post-ride celebration for all cyclists and their families and friends. There will be entertainment for adults as well as fun activities for the kids. Enjoy complimentary water, snacks, hot dogs and beer sampling.
Schedule: Arrive 30 minutes prior to your route time and be ready for a one-minute warm-up.
6-9 a.m. – In-person registration
7 a.m. – 70-Mile "Challenge Route"
7:15 a.m. – 45-Mile "Touring" Route
7:45 a.m – 25-Mile "Own the Hoan" Route
8:30 a.m. – 12-Mile "Family" Route
9 a.m. – 5-Mile "Kids, Family & Friends" Route
9 a.m. – Beer and refreshments served while supplies last
9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Finish line party
9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Bike Port hours
9 a.m.-3 p.m. – Summerfest grounds hours