While baseball fans are super happy with how the Brewers doing in the pennant race, don’t forget about that the annual Hitting 4 the Cycle Ride , a benefit bike ride operated by the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation at 1:30pm on Saturday, August 12.
Two years ago, the Wisconsin Bike Fed worked with the Brewers Community Foundation to create this ride with the goal of raising more money for local charities. When we were in the early planning stages, the Brewers Community Foundation asked if the Wisconsin Bike Fed wanted to be one of the three beneficiaries. Since we were already getting paid to help organize and run the ride, we suggested DreamBikes instead. In the last two years, Hitting 4 the Cycle, along with money from their nightly 50/50 raffle, has generated $20,000 for DreamBikes! Maybe we should have taken that offer?
Seriously, we at the Bike Fed are happy a ride we helped start has had such a positive impact for cycling. Dreambikes does excellent work providing job training and a quality bike shop in neighborhoods where there are none. Dreambikes has expanded with stores in Milwaukee; Madison; Calumet, IL; Knoxville, TN; Rochester, NY and now at a second store in Madison.
If you have not done the ride, it is mostly on trails in the Milwaukee area. This year the 25 mile route takes riders on some of the best off-street trails the Milwaukee area has to offer, including the gorgeous prairie flowers on the Hank Aaron State Trail and the best views of Lake Michigan on the southern segments of the Oak Leaf Trail. The post-ride tailgate party has some of the best food you will find on a ride, including awesome BBQ from Smoke Shack and great donuts from Holey Moley.
So don’t miss out on the Hitting 4 the Cycle, Each participant receives:
- Invitation to tailgate party featuring complimentary food & beverage from Hospitality Democracy
- One Club Level ticket to Brewers vs Reds that evening (6:10pm start on Aug 12)
- One parking pass for the game
- A commemorative tech t-shirt
- Entry into raffles to win Brewers and biking-themed prizes
The ride will begin and end at Miller Park on 8/12. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society, Urban Ecology Center, and DreamBikes. The cost to register is $50 with $50 in required fundraising.
Sign up today at brewers.com/bikeride!