Ride the Drive | Presented by Madison Parks

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A free event, celebrating Madison's love of biking and parks.

Ride the Drive is back! This free, community event began in 2009 and continues as a celebration of Madison's commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. Select city streets are closed to motor vehicles, allowing event participants to stroll, roll, pedal or glide along the designated route.

2023's Ride the Drive returns to the iconic John Nolen Drive and connects three downtown area parks. Brittingham Park, Law Park and Olin Park serve as hubs for family-friendly activities, food and entertainment. The event is free to attend, and participants can begin their RTD journey anywhere along the designated route. ride the drive downtown


We're seeking more than 100 volunteers to assist the day of the event. Most volunteer shifts are 2-3 hours, so you'll still have time to enjoy the event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions such as road closures and the best way to experience Ride the Drive. 

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2023 Locations 

Select a park to view activities, food & fun at each location!

  Brittingham Park

green marker  Olin Park

blue marker  Law Park

RTD downtown map
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Thank you 2023 Ride the Drive partners!

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