Ride the Drive | Presented by Madison Parks

After numerous internal planning meetings, Madison Parks has made the difficult decision to not host a Ride the Drive event in 2023. Instead, we are focusing our efforts and resources on increased neighborhood park events such as Parks Alive, Sina Davis Movies in the Park, Music at The Glen, All-City Swim Meet at the Goodman Pool and more. Visit Madison Parks Events, to see what's happening in a park near you.

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

Ride the Drive is a free, community event that 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. 


More than 100 volunteers assist on 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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Select a park to view activities, food & fun at each location!

  Brittingham Park

green marker  Olin Park

blue marker  Law Park

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Thank you Ride the Drive partners!

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