Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride

2015 DATES


“This is a group ride just for fun, and to promote positive self body image. Anyone and everyone is welcome!”

We encourage everyone to ride down in clothes that they’re willing to strip out of and donate to St. Vincent de Paul.

We’re always 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!

Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride on Facebook




“I am one of the lifeguards from your pool rental that happened tonight, YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME!! That was the best and most interesting day of work ever. Stay awesome.”
– Alexandra, Lifeguard at Sheridan Park Pool (July 2014)

Video: “You Are Beautiful” – Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride
filmed and edited by Matthew Mixon (& friends) from the 9/12/2013 ride

Gallery: Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride (8/15/2013)
by Passion Pursuit Photography

‘Underwear bike rides promote positive body image’
TMJ4, by Todd Hicks
July 12th, 2013
watch news story here

‘Underwear ride leader emphasizes responsible, fun biking’
Journal Sentinel, by Bill Glauber
June 15th, 2013
read full article here
view JS photos of the ride here

‘MKEBKE Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride – The Ti[r]e That Binds’
on DearMKE
– watch video here

‘Freedom Riders’ in Milwaukee Magazine’s ‘Best of 2012‘ Issue by Jenna Kashou
read full article

‘MKEBKE Underwear Ride’ (7/12/12 gallery) by Peter DiAntoni (
July 15th, 2012
view full gallery here (broken link)
view full gallery here

‘Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride’ (7/12/12 gallery) by John Karpinsky
July 13th, 2012
view full gallery here

‘Underwear Bike Ride’ Community Story on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
June 18th, 2012
listen to community story

‘First Night In Milwaukee. Underwear Bike Ride.’ (6/14/12 gallery & blog) by Kyle Grillot
June 15th, 2012
view full gallery here

‘Wedgie alert: The Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride finally gets exposed’ on The Onion’s A.V. Club
August 19th, 2011
read full article

‘Underwear bike ride in Milwaukee?’ on CBS News
August 18, 2011
watch video here

‘A bottle of PBR will cost you $46—in China’ on The Onion’s A.V. Club
August 16, 2011
– “…that kind of shit is liable to get you beat up in some circles, including underwear bike rides and/or the Polish Falcon.”
read full article

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2014 DATES

– Friday, June 13th 2014 (Full Moon) (More Info)
– Thursday, July 17th 2014 (More Info)
– Thursday, August 14th 2014 (More Info)
– Thursday, September 11th 2014 (More Info)


2013 DATES

– Thursday, June 13th 2013 (, facebook event)
– Thursday, July 11th 2013 (MKEBKE, facebook event, flyer)
– Thursday, August 15th 2013 (MKEBKE, facebook event, flyer)
– Thursday, September 12th 2013 (MKEBKE, facebook event, flyer


2012 DATES

– Thursday, June 14th 2012 (, facebook event)
– Thursday, July 12th 2012 (, facebook event, flyer)
– Thursday, August 16th 2012 (, facebook event, flyer)
– Thursday, September 13th 2012 (, facebook event, flyer)

“In response to the Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride on 8/16” on (8/20/2012)
“In response to last week’s Milwaukee Underwear Bike Ride” on (7/15/2012)


2011 DATES

– Thursday, June 16th 2011
– Thursday, July 14th 2011
– Thursday, August 18th 2011 (facebook event)
– Thursday, September 15th 2011 (MKEBKE One-Year Anniversary and Fundraiser Party, facebook event)


2010 DATES

– Thursday, June 17th 2010
– Thursday, July 15th 2010
– Thursday, August 19th 2010
– Thursday, September 23rd 2010