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Activities

Ride the Drive is more than just five miles of roads closed to traffic, the care-free, car-free event has a festival type atmosphere. There are activities, entertainment, music, and vendors in "villages" on the route. Ride the Drive villages are stopping points along the route that include all kinds of family friendly activities, food, information booths, merchandise tents, art displays, and bouncy houses.

Activity villages will be located in four areas along the route:

  • Capitol Square
  • Brittingham Park Boathouse
  • Olin Park north of Lakeside Street
  • John Nolen Drive just east of Monona Terrace Tunnel

Join us for a kickoff with Mayor Soglin at 10:00a.m. at Brittingham Park

Participating organizations include:

MSCR -family friendly games, sports and art activities

 

Arc Life Chiropractic -free, functional health evaluations

Erehwon Mountain Outfitter -bike Frisbee golf

YMCA of Dane County- inflatable bounce house and slide for kids

 

Dreambikes- kids activities and free bike check-ups

 

Greater Madison BMX-BMX racing plate decoration station and equipment to try on

 

Silly Monkeys Funky Resale-four square and hula hooping

 

Celebrations Art Studio-henna tattoos

 

Yoga Wolf-yoga/pilates flow classes

 

We Conserve-interactive games that teach kids and adults how to lead more sustainable lifestyles

 

City of Madison Traffic Engineering–brochures and information about bicyclist and pedestrian safety as well as bicycle registration

 

Madison B-Cycle information about B-Cycle and bikes to test out

 

Wisconsin Bike Fed activities and information about bicycle safety

 

Erehwon Mountain Outfitter bike Frisbee golf

 

Madison Water Utility water wagon for free water bottle refills

 

Cupcakes-A-Go-Go artisanal cupcakes, pastries, sweet treats and coffee drinks

 

B-H Global XS energy infused fruit smoothies

 

Fortune Cafe Asian and Italian foods

 

American Diabetes Association information about diabetes prevention and management

Madison Traffic Garden bottled water and cookies, free mini potted plants for bicycle handlebars

 

Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance information about early detection of ovarian cancer

Seventh Heaven Massage massage therapy

American Laser Skin Care informational flyers and a $1,500 enter-to-win raffle

M2 Adventures, LLC smoothies

 

Inner Fire Yoga promotion, merchandise sales, mini-yoga lessons

 

People for Bikes plinko game with prizes

 

Healthy Classrooms Foundation/UW Hospitals and Clinics basic nutritional information for youth and families

 

DANDY’s Frozen Treats, LLC organic frozen desserts

 

UWSP Adventures, LLC promoting wellness and adventure trips

 

BJ’s Kolaches savory, stuffed Czech pastries

 

Renu Massage and Day Spa promotion

 

CORP balance beams and teeter-totters

 

Lighthouse Church bounce house

 

Wellspring United Methodist Church water station, misting canopy, kids activities