A fundraising ride with the emphasis on…FUN.
Registration for this year’s Polish Moon Ride opened today. We have kept the same pricing as last year, but added a new early-bird discounted rate good until April 30th. All frugal, coupon-clipping Milwaukeeans will want to take advantage of the reduced rate pricing. Of course we put on all our rides for Bike Fed members, so members get an additional discount. But don’t worry if you are not a member, non-members get a deal too, and an annual membership is included with the registration fee. Once again, we are also offering a super reduced rate to residents of the neighborhood around the ride and to employees who work in the neighborhood.
2016 Polish Moon Ride
- When: 5 PM to 11:30 PM, Saturday, August 6th, 2016.
- Where: Wayward Kitchen, 1407 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, right under the Polish Moon in Milwaukee’s hip Walker’s Point Neighborhood.
- How far: 8 miles of slow, easy pedaling with plenty of rest stops to regroup
- Who long: The ride typically takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours from roll-out to finish.
New for this year, we moved the date to Saturday, August 6th so as not to conflict with the Riverwest 24, which is July 29th this year. We also moved the start location down the street to Wayward Kitchen, which is closer to the Polish Moon. We loved our location at Anodyne Coffee, but they are booked up a year in advance with bands. Good to see Matt and those guys doing so well!
Join us on Saturday, August 6th at 5pm for the third annual Polish Moon Ride and Block Party. A family-friendly bike tour through Milwaukee’s Historic Polish neighborhoods that also celebrates the current Latino culture there.
To set our ride apart from the hundreds of other great rides around the state, it starts at night under the always-full Polish Moon (the Rockwell Clock Tower) in Walker’s Point where local vendors will have tasty tacos, polish sausage even ice cream. The block party runs from 5pm to 7pm so you can grab some dinner before the ride. To get you fired up, we will have live music from MX Rugido Norteño. The ride leaves at 7pm with live polka music played on the ride from the back of cargo bikes! We will return to the start location for more polka, more food and beer from Milwaukee Brewing Company. Check out our fun Polish Moon Ride Facebook Event Page, which has interesting quizzes about the history of the area and updates on the ride.
Bike Fed members should check their email inbox for a coupon code to get the member discount on registration. That email should have come this week. Not a member? Join now or take advantage of our discounted Polish Moon Ride Registration and Membership bundle on the registration page. Be sure to join the ride’s Facebook Event Page so you can stay updated on the event, Polish Moon “training rides” to visit sponsors like the Purple Door Ice Cream or the Wednesday night Polka Jam at Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall and fun trivia about Milwaukee’s south side.
The ride itself is a slow, police-led, 8 mile parade-style ride through the historic Polish neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near south side. There will be no stops, and this is not a pub crawl, but never fear, the ride returns to Wayward Kitchen for a Polka party featuring more live music and beverage offerings nearby from Annodyne Coffee, Central Standard Craft Distillery, and Milwaukee Brewing Company.
Be sure to show up early enough to eat dinner though, because beginning at 5pm we will start the block party behind Wayward kitchen where Ben’s Cycle and Fitness/Milwaukee Bicycle Company will be grilling Klements sausage, Wayward Kitchen and Bar will be serving up delicious and creative tacos and Purple Door Ice Cream will be scooping up their fabulous ice cream. With ice cream, food, soda and a short, slow ride, this will be a family friendly ride and we encourage you to bring the kids to close out their summer vacation with a unique chance for them to ride safely on city streets.
After the ride gets back, the polka will kick into high gear with the Polish Moon Polka Trio on the outdoor stage behind Wayward Kitchen!
The party will end around 11:00pm, and there are rumors of a post party ride to Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall to keep the Polka Power going!
The route will remain the same from last year, but we the start will move to Wayward Kitchen.