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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


Each activity village will have an information tent and water.  Event Merchandise will be available at the Capitol Square and Brittingham Park Boathouse.

Check back closer to the event for a full schedule of events and activities.

If you would like to be part of the event, please visit the Ride the Drive vendor page.