The Milwaukee Brewers are “Hitting 4 the Cycle”

Hit and home run and bike with the Brewers! Brewers Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Milwaukee Brewers, will once again play host to the Hitting 4 the Cycle Benefit Bike Ride on August 24, 2019. Those interested in this family event should visit Brewers.com/bikeride before it’s too late!

Riders will partake in a 25-mile route that starts and ends at Miller Park, running through Milwaukee’s Third Ward and along Lake Michigan’s South Shore, beginning at 1:30pm on the afternoon of the 24th. An abbreviated 12-mile route is also available for those looking for a shorter trek. Following the ride, all participants will attend a tailgate party catered by Smoke Shack in Miller Park’s Uecker Lot, next to the Hank Aaron State Trail.  Riders will conclude the festivities by attending that evening’s 6:10pm game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Each Hitting 4 the Cycle rider who signs up today will receive the following:

  • A commemorative tech shirt
  • a Terrace Level ticket ($19 value) to Brewers vs. Diamondbacks after the ride (exchangeable for a Loge Level ticket to a select future game, alternatively)
  • An invitation to the tailgate party catered by Smoke Shack
  • Refreshments at rest stops along the course
  • Entry into raffles to win Brewers autographed memorabilia
  • A parking pass for the evening’s game ($20 value)
  • Registrants who sign up as part of a team are eligible to receive additional benefits

The cost to register is $50, with an additional $50 fundraising requirement for all adults. Children 13 and under as of the day of the ride are free, with no fundraising requirement. All funds raised support Urban Ecology Center, UW-Milwaukee’s Life Impact Program, and DreamBikes.  Consistent with Brewers Community Foundation‘s mission, these organizations provide quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs, with a particular focus on low-income families and children. Riders who raise more than the requisite $50, will be eligible for a variety of Brewers and biking-themed prizes.

Urban Ecology Center has a mission of connecting people in cities to nature and each other. UEC’s vision is to inspire generations to build environmental curiosity, understanding, and respect and to restore home and heal our urban natural world, neighborhood by neighborhood. Programming includes field trips for local schools to allow for hands-on science learning, opportunities for community members to take classes and seek urban adventure, and more.

UW-Milwaukee’s Life Impact Program assists disadvantaged parents in their efforts to attain a higher education. The program provides participants with a $5,000 renewable scholarship as well as academic, professional and personal support. Program scholars have access to a Life Coach team who serves as a first point of contact for all concerns. To date, program efforts have resulted in 84.2% graduation and retention rate for the 133 UWM student parents that have been served. Of the program graduates, 100% have reported employment and/or are seeking advanced degrees within 6-9 months of graduation. The Life Impact Program was established in 2005 through a generous donation from the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation.

DreamBikes is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that strategically places used bicycle stores in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to provide hands-on, paid job training to teens. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs teens from the area to work in the store; teaching them how to refurbish bicycles, use the POS software, and to deliver great customer service. DreamBikes provides lifelong skills to our teen employees, helping them to shift gears and find a bright future DreamBikes provides provide young people work experience, open up future job opportunities and to make a difference in their lives, we refurbish used bicycles and return them to the community. We believe these things make our community stronger.

Sponsors of “Hitting 4 the Cycle” include UW-Milwaukee, Prairie Springs- The Paul Fleckenstein Trust, Trek Bicycle Corporation, iHeart Radio, and Smoke Shack.

Brewers Community Foundation harnesses the pride, passion and commitment of Brewers fans, players and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin. Since 2009, BCF has generated more than $32 million to support local nonprofits. The focused areas of interest of Brewers Community Foundation are health, education, recreation and basic needs. To learn more about BCF and to join the team that goes to bat for children and families in need, visit Brewers.com/bcf.

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