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Freewheelin’ Wisconsin: A cycling calendar

Ride on: A Cycling calendar

Wheel & Sprocket Bike Expo Sale, the largest bike sale in the nation, cycles into Wisconsin State Fair Park April 10–12.

This is the 31st year for the sale, which will feature thousands of bikes and thousands of accessories, as well as seminars with cycling experts, a trade-in, trade-up program and connections with riding groups, tour sponsors, advocacy organizations and biking buddies.

Admission is free to the exposition center, 640 S. 84th St., Milwaukee.

For more, go to bikeexposale.com. 

Other opportunities on the cyclist’s calendar…

• Bike-O-Rama Midwest Bicycle Show and Sale, March 13–15, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way,
 Madison, bikeorama.com.

• North Coast Cycling Association Lake Superior Ice Road Bike Rides, Saturdays until the ice melts, Bayfield. northcoastcycling.org.

• Wisconsin Cycling Association Team Wisconsin Spring Classic, April 25, Hales Corner. wicycling.org.

• WCA La Crosse Criterium/Road Race, May 2–3, La Crosse. wicycling.org.

• WCA Wheel and Sprocket Criterium, May 16, Neenah. wicycling.org.

• American Diabetes Association 100K Tour de Cure, May 16, Madison. main.diabetes.org.

• WCA Kenosha Velosport Criterium, May 17, Silver Lake. wicycling.org.

• DreamBikes Elvis Ride into Miller Park, May 27, Milwaukee. facebook.com/dreambikesmilwaukee.

• UPAF/United Performing Arts Fund Ride for the Arts, Milwaukee, May 31. upafride.org.

• 26th Annual Trek 100: A Ride for Hope Benefit for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer fund, June 6, Trek Bicycle headquarters, Waterloo. trek100.org.

• Bicycle Club of Lake County Ramble, June 14, Kenosha County Fairgrounds, Wilmot. www.bikebclc.com.

• Annual Lupine Junefest, June 13, W.S. Carow Park, Mercer. mercercc.com.

• Tour of America’s Dairyland competitive road race, June 18–28. tourofamericasdairyland.com.

• 30th Great Annual Bicycle Adventure Along the Wisconsin River/GRABAAWR, June 20–27. facebook.com/grabaawr.

• 17th annual Bike Northwoods, July 11–17, Iron River. facebook.com/bikenorthwoods.

• Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour, July 18–19, Mequon to Sturgeon Bay. scenicshore150.org.

• Tour Da Goose Bike Ride, June 27, Watertown. tourdagoose.com.

• Wisconsin AIDS Ride, July 30–Aug. 2. www.actride.org.

• Ride to Read Bike Ride, Aug. 8, Portage. kiwanisridetoread.com.

• 37th annual SAGBRAW/Schramm’ Annual Bicycle Ride Across Wisconsin, Aug. 1–7. facebook/sagbraw.

• 32nd annual Bike MS: Toyota Best Dam Bike Tour, Aug. 1–12, Milwaukee to Madison. bestdambiketour.org.

• Ganther Race the Lake, Aug. 16, Fond du Lac. dutrirun.com.

• 32nd annual Cream City Cycle Club Century, Aug. 30, Waterford.

• Annual Chocolate Chase, Sept. 5, Middleton. teamsurvivormadison.org.

• 37th annual Door County Century, Sept. 13, Sturgeon Bay.

There are many other biking activities in the state, including tours, races, weekly road rides and benefits.

For more, visit Bicycle Federation-Wisconsin at wisconsinbikefed.org.

Have an event to add to the calendar? Email lmneff@www.wisconsingazette.com.

— Lisa Neff

Bikes and Beats

Biking has never been bigger in Milwaukee, so now is a great time to kick off Wisconsin Bike Fed’s first-ever celebration of biking: the Bikes and Beats fundraiser. The event, featuring Milwaukee bicycling and alt-transportation businesses like Bublr Bikes, Wheel and Sprocket, and South Shore Cyclery, will start with food and drink from Lowlands Restaurant Group, served to the tunes of a DJ from 88Nine. The evening also features live auctions, raffles and a headlining performance by folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey.

At Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. Fourth St. Tickets are $10 for Wisconsin Bike Fed members and $15 for nonmembers. Visit wisconsinbikefed.org to order.

5:30 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 6