Ride the Drive Northside, August 12

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 11:24am

Ride the Drive-Northside - Sunday, August 12, 10am-3pm

The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to host Ride the Drive - Northside, presented by Trek, on Sunday, August 12, from 10am-3pm. Ride the Drive is a community event that transforms some of Madison's streets into a public promenade. During the event, roads in the five mile route are open for participants to bike, skate or walk through some of Madison's signature streets- including Sherman Avenue, Warner Park, and Troy Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Along the route, there will be activities, informational booths, musicians, food vendors and a drawing for prizes.

Ride the Drive is more than just going out for a bike ride! Along the route, there will be five activity villages and stopping points. The five activity villages will be located at Warner Park at the Mallards Stadium, Troy Gardens, Warner Beach, Sherman Ave, and St. Paul's Church. Each stopping point will have an information tent, water, bathrooms, but also an abundance of activities, music, food, and vendors. For a full list of events, vendors, locations, and volunteer opportunities please visit the Ride the Drive website.

This event will be similar to the six events that have been held downtown, but will also showcase the uniqueness of the northside. The success of the event is thanks to our sponsors and supporters: Trek, Triple M 105.5, Charlie FM, WOLX 94.9, Northside Planning Council and UWSP Adventure Tours.

A Ride the Drive informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30pm at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive. The meeting will include information about the event, details for residents, safety, and alternative traffic routes.

Volunteers are also still needed for the event on August 12. Various volunteer roles are available including volunteers for intersection guides, merchandise tents, set up and much more. Shifts are 2 hours long and are located at various locations along the route. All volunteers get a great t-shirt. Feel free to invite a friend and make it even more fun. All volunteers can sign up online at the Ride the Drive website.

We hope everyone comes out on August 12 to Ride the Drive!


  • Laura Whitmore608-266-5949