Ride the Drive - June 5, 2011, 10a.m. - 3p.m.

May 5, 2011

Ride the Drive - A Car Free, Care Free Event
June 5, 2011, 10a.m. - 3p.m.

Madison, WI | The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its third year on June 5, 2011 from 10am-3pm. Ride the Drive is a community event that turns a 6-mile loop of 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. This popular event has drawn over 20,000 families, friends, and recreation enthusiasts to each event.

"We are excited to present Ride the Drive for the third year. We often hear how this has quickly become some families favorite event of the year," says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "I want to thank Trek for their continued support of Ride the Drive."

"I'm pleased that the City of Madison will once again host this event," says Mayor Paul Soglin. "Ride the Drive is a wonderful way for people to get out on their bikes and enjoy our city."

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.

For more information about this event, please visit the Ride the Drive website at www.cityofmadison.com/ridethedrive.

Contact:
  • Laura Whitmore, 608-266-5949
  • Steven Doniger, 608-266-6517