Family bike camping trip and rides!

Kids + Bikes = fun! To help multiply this equation, we’re offering the Pedal and Play ride series and Grant Park Family Bike Camping Trip. Check out the details on these Milwaukee area events:

Pedal and Play!

Free, Tuesdays, 3-5pm. Meet at Gordon Park with your kiddos and we will ride to a different playground in the 53212 zip code each week. This a parent + kids event. We will return to Gordon Park by 5pm.

At every ride, you’ll get a raffle ticket, and at the last ride we will raffle off prizes–including 2 spoke beads with $25 gift cards and 1 tune-up gift certificate all from Coast In Bikes! Get 5 extra raffle tickets for best costume on the Oct 25th last ride! If anyone want to test a cargo bike, contact Coast In Bikes and they will have one for you to ride!

Snacks provided, but bring your own water. Check Facebook for details. Sponsored by Connect 53212.

Family Bike Camping Trip

Coast In Bikes is partnering with the Wisconsin Bike Fed on a family-friendly bike camping trip within Milwaukee’s own park system at Grant Park. Meet up with other families, get some safety tips, and ride to the lodge. Limited number of spots are available: 30 total (adults & children). $20-30 per family (two adults and two kids), $5 per additional family member.

Sign up by September 20th by phone or in person at Coast In Bikes ((414)-502-7259, 703 S. 2nd Street Milwaukee, WI 53204,

A limited amount of cargo bikes are available to any families for demo for the trip. Must pick up at Coast In Bikes and reserve ahead of time. Click here for details details.

September 24: Ride out. Three options: 1. Gordon Park | Riverwest | 2p [13.5 miles] 2. Coast In Bikes | Walkers Point | 9.3 miles] 3. Outpost | Bay VIew [6.8 miles] 4. Meet up directy at Wulff lodge. Earliest by 4:30pm.

September 25: Leave by 11am. Dinner & breakfast is not covered. Full kitchen and cookware is provided at lodge. Grill provided and bonfire on site. Coast In Bikes Staff will have cooler(s) to use for the ride down and optional shopping at Outpost stop. Camping is outside or inside. 21 bunk beds are available and outside camping an option. Entertainment: walking trails and kickball field, plus family-friendly outdoor movie.


About Jessica Wineberg, Deputy Director

The second staff member hired for the Milwaukee office 13 years ago, Jessica started our Safe Routes to School and adult bicyclist and motorist education and is now focusing on passing and implementing an equitable Complete Streets Policy in Milwaukee. Jessica lives in the Riverwest neighborhood with her son Everett.

2 thoughts on “Family bike camping trip and rides!

  1. Hi, my son, 13 rides his bike to school form Sunnyslope Rd. & Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, WI to Lane Intermediate 108th (Hwy 100) & Greenfield Ave. anyways- he does fine getting there- takes bunch os side roads & through Greenfield Pk. Now my daughter wants to ride with him (11 yr.s old) she’s gone once- said she did ok. Ant suggestions for a safe ride- you know the burbs everyone is flying on the roads especially during rush hours! I ride with her more rec. rides she’s small/ has a road bike. Just curious- maybe I should take a morning off & trde with her there. My son has gottn other boys from the area to ride to school- some Mom’s are too freaked out for them to go- thought I could talk to them about a safe way to get there.

    My brother works @ Wheel & Sprocket- just a side note- Wisconsin Bike Fed great!

    • Katie- You and your kids are on the right track. Talk with them about routing and yeah do a few rides with them to discuss good and bad areas to ride. It will not only help them feel more comfortable about it but you as well. Without knowing exact address and such hard to suggest a route. You can email me or call me to talk a little more detail if you like. A bike train riding with other families may be helpful as well. Or practice the route on a Saturday with others who are interested, but concerned. We do offer bike and pedestrian safety training for kids in 1st-6th grade. Let me know if the school would like some info on pricing and program outlines. Enjoy the weather while it lasts!

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