Ride the Drive

Ride the Drive 2024 logo

Sunday • August 11 • 2024

It's the return of parks and open streets at Ride The Drive 2024, presented by Madison Parks.  

What is Ride The Drive?

It’s thousands of happy healthy people coming together to experience parks and open streets in a single, one-day, free, community event. Since the inaugural Ride the Drive in 2009, this event continues to celebrate Madison’s commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle focusing on the environmental and economic impacts and the importance of social integration. Ride the Drive, organized by the City of Madison Parks Division, is more than 4 miles of city streets closed to motor vehicles and park hubs along the way offering activities, food and fun for all ages. 

How Can You Participate? 

Be a Volunteer
We invite volunteers to help with various roles, including setup, intersection guides, cleanup, and staffing booths. Each volunteer will receive a 2024 Ride the Drive t-shirt. 

Be a Sponsor 
As a sponsor for Madison Parks’ flagship event, your company or
organization is exposed to thousands of happy people leading up to,
during and after the event. As a Ride the Drive sponsor, you are linking your
business to an environmentally positive event and healthy living.

Be a Vendor or Exhibitor 
Are you a local non-profit organization? Food cart, artist or craft vendor? Is your business located near or along the route? Showcase your business or organization as a RTD exhibitor or vendor.  

Be a RTD'er
Bring yourself, your besties or your family to RTD on Sunday, August 11! You can begin your RTD journey anywhere along the route. Be sure to stop by an Info Booth to pick up your RTD Prize Pass - more details coming soon. Ride the Drive is free to attend and no registration is required. See FAQs for more information on how to participate and what to expect. 

Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the restrooms? What roads are closed? Get answers to all the top questions.

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Edward Kleif Park
1200 Milton St. 

Brittingham Park
701 W. Brittingham Place

Olin Park
202 E. Lakeside St. 

Law Park
410 S. Blair St. 

R. Richard Wagner Park
728 Jenifer St. 

McPike Park
202 S. Ingersoll St. 

Thank you for your support of Ride the Drive 2024!

Madison Parks is proud to partner with the following organizations and businesses. 

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