Spread Holiday Spirit by bike! Register for free and buy some custom gaiters and face masks!
Our holiday wish? A record-breaking 3000+ joyful, costumed riders cycling side by side through the streets hugging and high fiving. After months of agonizing over how we can safely produce a traditional Rampage, however, the Bike Fed staff acknowledges that this would land us on Santa’s naughty list.
To be honest, the Bike Fed relies on the funds raised from the over six hundred revelers who pay to ride in a typical year (that’s right about 2,400 bad santas never pay for this ride), plus t-shirt sales and contributions from our partner drinking establishments. But we cannot, in good conscience, ignore the fact that the rates of new COVID-19 infections are off the charts in Wisconsin.
Please keep the Santa Rampage alive in your heart by dressing up and riding alone or with your household on December 5th. We are not encouraging groups of riders, not from the same house, to drink or gather at any bars or restaurants overwhelming staff who are already barely making it through these tough times and working hard to keep themselves safe. If you wish to support through carryout, delivery, gift cards etc. please contact that business though their advertised channels and be aware of protocols they are implementing.
You can still support the Bike Fed by registering (for free) and buying some custom, limited quantity winter gaiters or facemasks. For those in the Milwaukee area that are registered details on a socially distanced scavenger hunt will be emailed by December 2nd. We will also release details in that email on how you can donate food and supplies to families in need continuing our Pedal for Good!
As a reminder, Bike Fed staff will not be working any stops. Streets will not be closed. There is no start or end time. Police will not be escorting you. Please follow traffic laws and wear your face covering. Be safe and respect the health and safety of others.
Riding in costume safely distanced in other cities? Let us know about your ride and consider sharing our custom gear link with your community. Buy some gaiters or facemasks and wear them riding around your town on December 5th!
- The 7th Annual Fox Cities Santa Ride is partnering with the Village of Kimberly and Fox Cities Greenways to offer fun, new physically distanced activities. You can help make sure every child has a gift this holiday season. Follow the event link for more details as they develop.
Don’t feel safe being around others? You can still register and buy items and wear them on any ride you go on while knowing your purchase helped support the work we do so that when we can ride together again it is that much better of an experience.
ORDER DEADLINES AND SHIPPING INFO
We have moved merch ordering to our Shopify site. Please click here to get yourself some before they sell out!
Gaiters and facemasks will start shipping on Nov 20th. Make great gifts for that cycling friend in your life!