Team Information

Creating a team is easy! Gather ten people of any age and register to Ride. You can select different Routes or all the same Route. It’s up to you. Your team can consist of anyone you enjoy spending time with; friends, family, people you work or volunteer with or those in your professional network. It’s a Ride and not a Race so there is a Route for all fitness levels. You simply need ten people to get your team name printed on your t-shirt and must submit your team name by May 7.

For team registration, click here.


His Memory Lives On…The Chris Kegel Award

Chris Kegel and his team have been tireless advocates for community rides, including the UPAF Ride for the Arts. The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is celebrating Kegel’s lifetime of work in promoting cycling by announcing the Chris Kegel Award. The award will be given each year to the UPAF Ride team that raises the most money in pledges.






Q: When is the team registration deadline for this year for custom team shirts?

A: The team registration deadline is Monday, May 7 for teams hoping to have customized team shirts.

Q: I want to start a team that qualifies for a waived team fee how do I do this?

A: No problem! Email Angela Strelka ( ) our Manager of Events & Special Projects and she can help you get started.

Q: I already registered as an individual, can I join as a team member or start a team as team captain?

A: Absolutely! Just email Erik Fedran ( ) our Ride for the Arts Loaned Executive and he will assist you in getting that process started.

Q: Do all team members have to ride the same route?

A: No, each rider can choose any of the five available bike routes. You can also register as a “Friend of the Ride” (non-rider).

Q: When will our t-shirts be ready for pickup?


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

Italian Community Center – 631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee 53202

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

Italian Community Center – 631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee 53202

Sunday, June 3, 2018 – Beginning at 6 a.m.

Summerfest Grounds

Q: Do I have to pay team fees before picking up team materials?

A: Yes, all team fees, including corporate subsidies, must be paid in full prior to receiving your individual team materials. In order to pay your team fees, please call Database Accounting Associate, Lisa Rulf at (414)-239-6287 or mail a check to UPAF Ride for the Arts, 301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 600, Milwaukee, WI 53203.

Q: Will there be a place for teams to catch up along the routes?

A: Yes, there will be 10 Oasis Stations located along the five routes. There will also be an after party full of refreshments and entertainment.

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