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History
Ride the Drive was inspired by the Ciclovia in Bogota Colombia, where city streets are closed to car traffic to allow people to participate in all kinds of free health and community-oriented events. In celebration of Madison's commitment to bicycling and healthy lifestyles, Madison hosted its first Ride the Drive in 2009. Madison has hosted the following Ride the Drive events

  • August 30, 2009
  • June 6, 2010
  • August 29, 2010
  • June 5, 2011
  • September 25, 2011
  • June 3, 2012
  • August 12, 2012 - Northside
  • June 2, 2013
  • August 18, 2013 - Westside

Goals

Ride the Drive has four goals:

  • Encourage cycling, walking, and alternative transportation
  • Increase health and wellness of the participants
  • Increase neighborhood awareness and raise acceptability of bicycling and walking as modes of travel
  • Expanding the opportunities to connect individuals to neighborhoods, neighborhoods to commerce and commerce to the entire Madison community
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