Bike Fed Milwaukee Winter Carnival, Feb. 1st

Whether you enjoy riding a mountain bike, riding for sport, or riding your bike as a safe and convenient form of transportation, the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s Winter Carnival will have cycling-related fun for everyone on February 1st at Ray’s Indoor Bike Park, 8365 North 76th Street, Milwaukee.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ride mountain bikes indoor, try their luck at winning cool bike gear, and enjoy great food and drink.  Come mingle and network with bicyclists from across the state and learn more about the Bike Fed’s plans to move Wisconsin bicycling forward in 2013 and beyond.

The Winter Carnival will be a fun, family-friendly celebration of our large and vibrant bicycle community.  Ray’s Indoor Bike Park is the perfect venue to  promote the diversity and joy of Wisconsin bicycling.  Please join the Bike Fed for great food, fun and bicycle camaraderie!

Click here to register online now.

Individual adult admission to the Winter Bike Carnival is $25 ($35 at the door).  Individual admission for children (under the age of 18 and accompanied by an adult) is $12 ($15 at the door).  Carnival attendees will receive tickets valued at $10 ($5 for children) that can be used to purchase food, drink, merchandise, and participate in carnival games.  Additional tickets will be available for purchase and can be won by participating in our fun carnival games.


Wisconsin Bike Fed Winter Carnival

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Noon – 5:00 p.m.: Open riding (FREE bike rental included!)

5:30 – 9 p.m.: Food, drinks, carnival games and more.

Early online registration discount only $25 ($35 at door)

Invite your friends via the Facebook Event here.


Volunteer at the Carnival and ride 2 days at Ray’s for FREE! Volunteers gain free entrance to the Carnival, get to ride the day of the event AND get a free pass to Ray’s to use at a later date.  To view the available volunteer opportunities and sign up, click here.

(Note: Free admission does not include $10 of tickets.) 


Stay the night!

The Four Points Sheraton Hotel is just around the corner from Ray’s and is offering a special rate for out of town attendees. Simply follow this link for hotel information.  Mention Ray’s Indoor Bike Park and you’ll get a fantastic room with a shuttle from the hotel to the event!


Big thanks to our raffle donors!

Organization Donation
1/8th inch Custom-built Butcher bike
Asian International Market Private Authentic Thai Cooking Lesson & gift certificate
Ben’s Cycle Gift certificates
Crank Daddy’s Tune Up
Discovery World Passes to Discovery World
Fyxation Frame-set
Hayes DJ Fork, Carbon Bars, Brake Set, Set of 29’res
Jeanne Olivieri Bike Heroine
Michael Valenti Wisconsin Bike Fed custom bike themed framed poster
Mitchell Domes Private Tour
Planet Bike Superflash Tail Light and Blaze One Watt Headlight Light Set, Cascadia Fender Set 29er, Cascadia Fender Set ATB, Borealis fall/winter cycling glove, Aquilo spring/fall windproof cycling glove, Blitzen windproof shoe covers, Comet neoprene shoe covers, Dasher toe covers w/ heal strap, Captain Safety Super Fun Reflective Stickers
Riverwest 24 1 Entry for 2 to RW24, 2 Entries for 1 to RW24
Wisconsin Cheese Mart Cheese gift box

If you can’t make it down to Milwaukee for our event, but are interested in creating a winter carnival in your community, contact Jessica Ginster for assistance.

About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 15 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave likes wool, long rides, sour beer, and a good polar vortex once in a while.

4 thoughts on “Bike Fed Milwaukee Winter Carnival, Feb. 1st

    • Gregg,

      My 9-year-old son and I were just there on Wednesday afternoon. We had an absolute blast. I can’t confirm whether or not they allow road bikes but I will say this.

      The very nature of the type of riding that Rays caters to is off-road, bmx and stunt riding. I think that the tires on a road bike would not be suitable for Rays facility. If you plan on attending the Winter Carnival on Feb 1st your admission fee includes a bike rental, so I would highly recommend you use the bikes they provide with tires that have siginificantly more aggressive treads than you would typically have on a road bike.

      I hope you check it out, it really is an awesome experience!

      Ann Marie

    • Gregg,
      No road bikes are allowed at this park. However, if you do decide to attend, you will understand why they are prohibited. Use the free bike rental, though I will warn you that if you are accustomed to a road bike it will take a little adjustment to the rentals, which are jump style. It is an awesome time and facility..hope you attend!

  1. I’ll be leading a ride in from Humboldt Alterra leaving at 10:15 if anyone wants to come in with me. I’ll also be setting everyone up on their rental bikes so I can’t wait to meet you all then too. For the roadies in the crowd let me know I’ll be real gentle. I can also swap pedals for people if you want to bring some SPDs for me to put on your rental if that would make you more comfortable. However I don’t recommend it, I come from a road and XC MTB racing background. I tried riding my clip-less the first couple times at Rays and it just didn’t feel right for me. But I’m happy to accommodate for those of you who prefer. Look forward to seeing you all.

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