Ride FAQ


Q: Where do the routes start and finish?

A: All routes start and end at the Summerfest Grounds.  Click here for maps of the Ride routes.

Q: Are roads closed to public traffic during the Ride for the Arts?

A:  No, but routes are well-marked and supported by volunteers and law enforcement officials throughout the course of the Ride.

Q: Are pledges required?

A:  Pledging is not required, but the registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the Ride for the Arts.  Pledges raised by Riders support the mission of the United Performing Arts Fund, and help ensure the sustainability of its 14 Member Groups.  Pledges also qualify you for great pledge prizes!  Click here for more information about pledge prizes for this year’s Ride for the Arts.

Q: Are pledges considered a tax-deductible donation?

A: Yes!  Donors who give online will receive an emailed receipt, or receipts are available on request.

Q: Do you offer a family registration rate?

A: 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, select a route and indicate a t-shirt size.  Please note: You may use the accompanying adult’s email address when registering your child.

Q: How do I get my registration packet?

A: Please check the Ride home page, www.upafride.org for dates and locations for packet and t-shirt pick up .

Q: Why are registration fees for the longer routes – 25-mile, 45-mile and 70-mile – more expensive?

A: This is because those longer routes require significant additional expenses to execute, especially the cost of closing the Hoan Bridge. Your added registration fees will help us cover those costs. We thank you.

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. Enjoy entertainment, complimentary water, snacks, hot dogs and beer sampling.

Q: Where can I park my bike after the Ride during the Finish Line Party?

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

Q: Do I have to wear a helmet?

A: Yes!  Helmets are required.

For more information, email the Ride for the Arts team at ridemarketing@upaf.org or call (414) 276-RIDE (7433).


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