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Ready, set, glow!

The most merry and festive bike ride is just a week away and the elves are busy getting everything set for our festive and yule-tide rolling.

As a community-based fundraiser, The Santa Cycle Rampage, Madison provides funding opportunities for the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s youth advocacy work. From Adventure Bike Camps that teach safe and fun cycling in the summer months, to Safe Routes to School initiatives all year round, our programs have the goal of creating autonomy, self-reliance, and comfortability on bikes and other alternative modes of transportation for kids of all ages.


Come one, come all, those big and small, a merry ride and delightful day — the Santa Cycle Rampage on bike and sleigh.

By participating in this cheerful and tree-mendous annual ride you are helping to create a community of organizations and people dedicated to youth transportation literacy work. Plus, the event itself is full of fun, holiday shenanigans.



Santa’s Big Plan:

The day will begin at 10:00am with free java and goodies provided by Wonderstate Coffee, Clausen’s European Bakery, and Bloom Bake Shop. Youth-centric organizations Free Bikes For Kids, MYArts, Madison Youth Choirs, Children’s Theater of Madison, and the The Madison Children’s Museum will be tabling inside at the Breese Stevens Field’s Forward Club and providing kids activities and information. Hold on for deer life because our local Trek stores will be hosting an adults-only outdoor “world’s slowest bike race”. There will also be a $2 raffle for prizes from many wonderful, local Madison area businesses, and a hot chocolate celebration once the ride ends.

Free Bikes for Kidz will be donating 100 bikes to youth who want to ride in the Rampage. If you’d like to register for one of these bikes, please do so through their website and pick up your new wheels between December 4th – 8th, 2023 at the FB4K Warehouse.

Learn more and sign up here for one of the nation’s most prominent holiday-themed bike rides. It’s going to be snow much fun!

Top feature photo credit: Amber Arnold, State Journal