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The City of Madison and Madison Parks are pleased to bring Ride the Drive, presented by Trek, back for its sixth year! We will be hosting two events this year: 

  • Ride the Drive - Downtown, Sunday, June 7, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Ride the Drive - To be determined


Ride the Drive is a car-free, care free event that turns Madison’s signature streets into a public promenade that is open to cyclists, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. These popular events bring 20,000 people out to ride, walk and skate on the route, enjoy live music, food, and participate in various activities, and fun stopping points along the way.


Although the roads are closed there are crossing points on the routes where Police officers will be directing traffic through intersections. These intersections are:

  • Butler at E. Washington Ave

  • Webster at E. Washington Ave

  • E. Dayton St at Fairchild

  • Johnson at State St

  • Gorham at State St

  • University Ave at Frances St

  • W. Johnson at Frances St

  • W. Washington at Bedford

  • Williamson St at Blair St

The Map of Traffic Crossings below indicates the available routes, streets open to traffic, and places where motorized vehicles will be allowed to cross from different parts of town during the event. All emergency services will have access without delay.


Roads on the route will be closed beginning at 8:30 am on June 1 and reopen at 3 pm. If you have plans for June 1, please be aware that alternate routes may be needed that day. Please do not park on the route. If you need to leave during the event, please contact volunteers at the intersection you wish to cross and ask for an escort out of the area.

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