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Ride the Drive is more than just five miles of roads closed to traffic, the car-free, care free event. 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:

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Capitol Square

  • Dreambikes: Kids activities and free bike check-ups
  • Madison B-Cycle: Information about B-Cycle and bikes to test out

Brittingham Park Boathouse

  • MSCR: Family friendly games, sports and art activities

Olin Park north of Lakeside Street

  • Madison Water Utility: Water wagon for free water bottle refills

John Nolen Drive just east of Monona Terrace Tunnel