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The Bike Fed is turning 35 this year and we are throwing ourselves a birthday party in our own backyard!

Since 1988, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Bike Fed has been Wisconsin’s only statewide organization with a mission to make bicycling more convenient, safe, accessible, and fun. Join us to celebrate on Friday, September 15th outside of Bike Fed HQ in Milwaukee for a cookout, drinks, games and live 80’s music. Kids of all ages are welcome!

Family-friendly festivities will include bike-themed carnival games, a photo booth, birthday cake, and a 50/50 cash raffle. Funds raised at the birthday party will support Bike Fed advocacy, education, and programming.


Date/Time: Friday, September 15, 2023 / 5-10pm
Location: 187 E Becher St, Milwaukee
Tickets: Individual, VIP, organization and sponsor options. Bonus Gift – 16 oz Silipint cup with logo!
Parking: Car parking will be limited – bike parking will be plentiful!

Origins, history, and leadership of the organization since 1988

Visit the “About the Wisconsin Bike Fed” webpage and get introduced to the group of eight who were inspired to create the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, when the name was changed to Wisconsin Bike Fed, who has been leading the advocacy efforts (recognize any names?), and 35 reasons why the Bike Fed has been making an impact for cyclists.

Get Your Anniversary Socks!

Members who share a thoughtful donation of $35 will receive an exclusive pair of commemorative socks with the anniversary logo. Active members, previous members who rejoin, and new members can all celebrate in style. Learn more; join/renew; donate here.


As a nod to the ’80s, we’ve introduced brighter colors on our classic “Forward” design for adults, plus fresh styles for younger riders, and an adorable onesie for little ones “born to pedal.” Visit the online store to check all of the possibilities, plus maps and trail passes.

We look forward to celebrating with you!