Ride FAQ

Q: What does my registration fee cover?

A: The registration fee covers costs for putting on the Ride for the Arts. These fees, in addition to Ride pledges, go directly towards helping UPAF reach our fundraising goal. As UPAF’s signature event, the Ride for the Arts raises much-needed dollars to ensure the sustainability of its 14 Member Groups that delivers the best in music, dance and theater that make our region distinct.

Q: How does it work with “Kids 12 and Under Ride free?”

A: It’s simple. Thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation, kids 12 and under ride free when accompanied by one registered adult. Once you click on “Youth (12 and under)” follow the prompts to register including selecting a bike route. Please note: You may use the accompanying adult’s email address on the registration page should you not want to include the child’s personal email.

Q: How do I get my registration packet?

A: New this year, packet pick up will be held at the Italian Community Center (631 E. Chicago Street, Third Ward) with convenient parking on the Friday and Saturday prior to the Ride at the following times:

Friday, June 1, 2018 – 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Packets and t-shirts can be picked up beginning at 6 a.m. the morning of the Ride (June 3) at the Summerfest Grounds.

Q: Why are registration fees for the longer routes – 45-mile and 70-mile – more expensive?

A: This is because those longer routes require significant additional expenses to execute. Your added registration fees will help us cover those costs. We thank you.

Q: Where do I keep my bike after the Ride?

A: Bikes are not allowed on the Summerfest Grounds. Therefore, all bikes can be securely stored in the Bike Port, courtesy of Wheel and Sprocket. Drop your bike off, get a wristband and go enjoy the party! When you leave, stop on by, show the volunteer your wristband and retrieve your bike!

Q: Where is team registration?

A: You can register here on our website and in person at the UPAF Ride for the Arts booth at the Wheel and Sprocket Bike Expo, April 5-8, at the WI State Fair Park.

Q: What is the Finish Line Party?

A: The Finish Line Party is a post Ride celebration for all riders and their families and friends. A new enhanced party will feature more entertainment for adults as well as fun activities for the kids. Enjoy complimentary water, snack, hot dogs and beer sampling.

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