Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 8:37am
The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its fourth year! We will be hosting two events this year: Ride the Drive-Downtown on June 3, 10am-3pm and Ride the Drive- Northside, August 12, 10am-3pm.
Ride the Drive is a free community event that turns Madison's signature streets into a public promenade that is open to bikers, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. These popular events have drawn over 20,000 families, friends, and recreation enthusiasts each. Ride the Drive is more than just closed streets, it includes music, activities, food and fun stopping points along the way.
In addition to our signature downtown event, the Northside has been chosen to be the first non-downtown location and is a great opportunity to showcase another area of town. Ride the Drive- Northside will have the traditional Ride the Drive elements but will also have a block party sort of atmosphere and will provide the Northside the chance to show off their streets, parks, businesses, neighborhoods, and welcoming small town vibe.
This year's events have many ways for the community to participate. Corporations can help sponsor the event. Local businesses and organizations can rent a booth or host an activity along the route. Volunteers are needed to help set up and throughout the day. And of course, we invite all to come out and Ride the Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Ride the Drive is a City of Madison sponsored event that was started in August 2009.
For more information about these events, please visit the Ride the Drive website at www.cityofmadison.com/ridethedriveContacts:
- Laura Whitmore, 608-266-5949