How many were there last year? The police estimated 2,500. We don’t have an exact count, but that was a whole lot of Santas!

 

Santa Cycle Rampage Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2019

REGISTRATION LINK!

Santa Cycle Rampage, Saturday Dec. 7th, 2019

7 am – 9 am –BelAir Cantina Tosa, 6817 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

  • Pre-registered riders check-in
  • Day-of Registration
  • Pick up your collector’s pin for first 500 registrants 
  • Pick Up Pre-Order or buy day-of merch

9:30 am – Ride leaves from 69th and North Ave.
10:15 am – Ride ends at Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N Commerce St. (open to Santa and his helpers from 10am – 12pm)

Pins and merch also available at Lakefront until 11:30am at Bike Fed tent.

  Pin Design

WHY SHOULD I REGISTER AND PAY TO RIDE MY BIKE?

Organizing this roving Holiday Party on bikes takes lots of behind the scenes work. Just like the real Santa and elves work hard all year to prepare for one night, Bike Fed staff and partners work behind the scenes to prepare for the Rampage many months in advance. Your registration fees help pay staff at the Bike Fed who work tirelessly to make biking better for anyone who wants to get on a bike in our state!  And in case the spirit of giving during the holiday season isn’t enough to convince you NEW THIS YEAR the first 500 paid registrants will receive a COLLECTIBLE PIN &  ALL paid registrants are entered in a Raffle to win a SARIS hitch rack!

EACH PAID REGISTRANT IS ENTERED TO WIN THIS SARIS Super Clamp EX-2  a $500 value!(Raffle will be drawn on Monday December 9th to make sure we have all registrations processed and in the drawing pool)

See the list below for other Santa Gathering places to enjoy holiday cheer before and after the ride. Keep in the loop as we announce special offers for Santa’s helpers on our Santa Cycle Rampage Facebook community and Facebook event page. If you have a favorite cafe or tavern that wants to be listed as a Santa Rampage gathering place, ask the owner or manager to email Jake.Newborn@WisconsinBikeFed.org

  • Belair Cantina, Wauwatosa, 6817 W North Ave., Wauwatosa 7am pre-ride check-in FREE TAMALES
  • Cafe Hollander Wauwatosa Village, 7677 W State St. 8am-9am
  • Cafe Hollander Downer, 2608 N Downer Ave. 8am-10am
  • Cafe Centraal, 2306 S Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View 8am-10am
  • Fyxation, 2943 N Humboldt Ave., Milwaukee 8am-10am
  • Cranky Al’s, 6901 W North Ave.  7am-9am
  • Great Lakes Distillery, 11am-2pm, 616 W Virginia St., Milwaukee
  • Mobcraft Brewery, 505 S 5th St, Milwaukee. Craft Beer and pizzas and Candy Krampus Beer! 11am-3pm
  • Splash Studio 12-2pm.“Beef & Cheese” Santa Party at Elf Studio (Splash Studio) complimentary cheese and sausage and drink specials at our Buddy the Elf Themed Pop-up Bar.
  • Urban Harvest, 1024 South 5th Street. 8am-10am, then re-open at Noon. Discounts offered to registered Rampagers.
  • Kegel’s Inn, 5901 W National Ave. West Allis Open to feed Santas 8am to 11am, reopens at 4:30pm
  • Drunk Uncle, 1902 S 68th St, West Allis,  11am-4pm $1 IPA draft beers!
  • Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall, 1pm-close, 1920 S 37th St., Milwaukee
  • Lakefront Brewery, Open 10:00am-Noon, 1872 N Commerce St., Milwaukee
  • Nomad World Pub, Santa Mike lights the fire pit lit at 7AM with drink specials and food, then he leads the shortest official Santa ride to Lakefront Brewery! 1401 E Brady St, Milwaukee
  • Boone and Crockett, 818 S Water St.  2pm-6pm
  • Company Brewing, 735 E. Center St. 8am-10am

ROUTE MAP of North(Pole) Ave

Cream City Hostel is offering 20% off any of our rooms or beds during the week of Santa Rampage 2019. Crash with us and keep the party going in Riverwest with indoor bike storage, showers, self-serve kitchen and plenty of coffee/tea to get you awake the next morning with local brunch spots. Use the code “Santa2019” on our website www.creamcityhostel.com

At the end of the registration form look to treat yourself and a loved one to a LONG SLEEVE TRIBLEND, dark emerald green, LS shirt with red/white print shirt (XS-XXL,$30) with this ugly sweater theme design by local artist Nicole La Brie! 

LS shirt design 2019

Haven’t been on a Santa Cycle Rampage? This fun video from last year’s Rampage by Richard Beauchamp and our friends at Mainly Editing should give you an idea of what to expect. Thanks also to Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr. (July 12, 1941 – May 21, 2012) and The Versatones for the perfect background music. Blazoncyk, fromn south of the Cheddar Curtain, was a Grammy award-winning musician and is deservedly in the Polka Hall of Fame.

Bike Fed-Santa Rampage 2015 from Mainly Editing on Vimeo.

This guy gets the award for the littlest Santa with the biggest heart for scooting along on the ride last year!

If you have never tried riding around town in a Santa suit, you really should. It is the only time you get honked at riding your bike because people are so happy to see you! We have lots more photos from Days of Santa Cycle Rampage Past here and here on our Bike Fed Photoshelter website.

Kids 18 and younger ride free, but parents must sign a waiver here.

Sign the Online Waiver to Ride »

We started the Santa Cycle Rampage 17 years ago with a handful of people who rode their bikes all year so we had a fun ride in the winter and encourage other people to try riding in the winter. Now lots of people ride all year, which may be one reason why the Santa Cycle Rampage now attracts hundreds of people and has even spun off other Santa Cycle Rampage rides as far away as Boston.

Haven’t been on a Santa Cycle Rampage? This fun video from last year’s Rampage by Richard Beauchamp and our friends at Mainly Editing should give you an idea of what to expect. Thanks also to Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr. (July 12, 1941 – May 21, 2012) and The Versatones for the perfect background music. Blazoncyk, from south of the Cheddar Curtain, was a Grammy award-winning musician and is deservedly in the Polka Hall of Fame.

Bike Fed-Santa Rampage 2015 from Mainly Editing on Vimeo.

The police-led Santa Cycle Rampage ride will start at 9:30am from Cranky Al’s Bakery at 69th and North Avenue (one of the traditional morning Santa gathering places). Riders can stage on 69th St,. The ride will be a slow, 5.5 mile group ride down North Avenue to Lakefront Brewery.

 

Parents, in the spirit of the holidays, kids under 18 ride free, but be sure to add to your waiver please!

See the route map below for the location of registration check-in at BelAir Cantina, ride start at Cranky Al’s, and to find the locations of other Santa Gathering Places around the Milwaukee area.