The last Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride of this summer is on Thursday, September 13th. I can’t believe how fast this summer went by, so let’s celebrate it’s entirety with one our most memorable nights of the summer.
(click here for a non-seizure version of the flyer)
“This is a group ride just for fun, and to promote positive self body image. Anyone and everyone is welcome!”
The ride meets 8pm at the ARTery, and leaving soon after. To get to the where we’re meeting at theARTery, bike to Richards and Keefe, then bike or hike northwest along the old railroad corridor for about 1/2 mile until you reach the Capitol overpass. We’ll have signs and people helping to navigate everyone from Richards and Keefe to the meet spot if you happen to get confused. Take a look at the map, and plan ahead to make sure you show up on time, especially if you want spokecards, patches, or pins (we’ll see which get made.. asking for a small $1-2 donation).
“theARTery is a proposed linear park that reclaims a 2.4 mile rail corridor to address food desert issues and integrate underprivileged communities of Milwaukee. The park would not only provide close to 25 acres of land to cultivate, but would provide an ecologically sensitive trail with which to access these public gardens, extending the Beerline Trail and continuing northwest to an extension of the Oak Leaf Trail.”
Hundreds of bicyclists riding by and cheering in their skivvies will surely turn some smiling heads, but what about the potentially embarassing ride alone to the meet with everyone? Fear not! We encourage everyone to ride down in clothes that they’re willing to strip out of and donate at the meet spot. We’ll be donating all the clothing to St. Vincent de Paul.
The Afterparty and MKEBKE 2-Year Anniversary is at Bad Genie, located at 789 N. Jefferson in downtown Milwaukee. The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! are playing the afterparty. They’re honestly one of the most fun bands I’ve ever seen live, I definitely recommend sticking around and checking them out. There’s some other fun surprises planned for everyone as well.. they’ll have $2 PBR w/ your underwear coozie, and other Great Lakes Distillery and Southern Comfort drink specials TBD soon..
(The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!)
We’re looking for some ride “ambassadors” to help throughout the ride. You’ll be able to enjoy yourselves just like everyone else, but will be familiar with the route and help communicate different things to keep everyone safe. Flats and mechanical problems are bound to happen to a few, so we’ll also have ride support along to help anyone that might run into such problems and get you caught back up with the rest of the group. If you’re interested in helping, simply get in touch.
If this is your first ride, or even if you’ve been to almost every one, please read this. This is a safe and fun ride for everyone involved, so let’s keep it that way.
Please ride safely and be respectful of others around you. We will be riding at a group pace, and following the rules of the road (i.e. staying in our lane, stopping at red lights, etc.). Remember to bring your bike lights!
2012 Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride dates: June 14th, July 12th, August 16th, September 13th
Thanks to our friends for their support: MKEBKE, Pabst, Great Lakes Distillery, Vulture Space, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Southern Comfort
When: Thursday, September 13th 2012 8pm
What: Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride
Where: Meeting at theARTery (Richards & Keefe, bike northwest on old RxR corridor to Capitol overpass – map), Bad Genie – 789 N. Jefferson (Afterparty and MKEBKE 2-Year Anniversary) – Milwaukee, WI
Description: “This is a group ride just for fun, and to promote positive self body image. Anyone and everyone is welcome!” Afterparty and MKEBKE 2-Year Anniversary is at Bad Genie w/ The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! We encourage everyone to ride down in clothes that they’re willing to strip out of and donate at the meet spot. We’ll be donating all the clothing to St. Vincent de Paul.
Link: mkebke.com, facebook event, flyer (.gif), flyer (.jpg)