13 Oct

The 7th Annual Winter Bike Party is now the 1st Annual Winter Bike Challenge

Winter Bike Challenge

This year we’re changing the format. Instead of one night to celebrate cycling through winter, we’re going to spread that love over 5 months.

You’ll have from the beginning of November to the end of March to complete 20 goals from the Winter Bike Challenge card by posting selfies to your social networks. Challenges involve sponsor stops, selfie-guided activities, and group meetups. Complete all 20 goals and you will have a chance to win an exclusive, available-this-year-only mid-weight cycling jacket (design coming soon).

Join us for the kickoff, at Great Lakes Distillery (616 W. Virginia St.) on November 3rd from 6:30-9:00 to get your Challenge Card, Winter Bike Survival Zine, and 2015-2016 Winter Bike Sticker (and check off your first challenge while you’re at it).

The cost to participate in the Winter Bike Challenge is totally FREE, but if you want to win a jacket, the cost is $20. If in the end you don’t win the jacket, you can still put that $20 towards the full cost of one anyway, provided you’ve completed all 20 challenges.

Sound good? You can RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Rebel Converting and Daniel E. Goldberg of WIBikeLaw.com for helping make the jackets possible. We are still looking for more sponsors (they’ll get 5 months of fun social activity for only $500), so if you know of a company who might be interested, let us know.

Winter Bike Challenge

11 Sep

Winter is coming…

Fighting winter biking vikings

Save the dates:

Fighting winter biking vikings

The 7th Annual Winter Bike Party and Forum will take place November 3 at Great Lakes Distillery

The 7th Annual Winter Bike Party and Forum – November 3, 2015

More games. More music. More raffles. More stickers. More beer. More knowledge. More fun.

Raffle prize sponsors so far:

  • Anykicks, USA
  • Coast In Bikes
  • Chrome
  • Rebel Wipes
  • Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
  • Oury Grips

Want to speak, teach or help out? Contact milwaukee@bikecollective.org for details.

More info TBA.

RSVP on Facebook.

Cranksgiving alley cat style race to help the hungry – November 14, 2015

An alley cat style bike race to help the hungry, organized by The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective.

Meet at Garden Park next to the Riverwest Public House Cooperative to get your manifest. Return to the secret end location with a bag of food.

Ride or race, this event is for everyone. There will be three routes to choose from that range from a kids and family-friendly 5-miles to a challenging 20-miles (if you can correctly organize the stops), plus prizes for Fastest Female, Fastest Male, Fastest Team/Family and other fun non-race specific goals.

Prizes so far:

  • Anykicks, USA
  • Chrome
  • Mission Workshops
  • Rebel Wipes
  • and Milwaukee Bicycle Collective

Want to help out? You can still ride! Contact Jason Minimus MaxDowell.

More info TBA.

RSVP on Facebook.