For more information, call:
Laura Knollenberg
at (414) 258-2333
July 26, 2012

Ride on the Wild Side

NEWS RELEASE

Sept. 16, 2012, bike ride fundraiser

At the Milwaukee County Zoo

 

Pedal the Zoo Path & Beyond

Glide past elephants, bears and giraffes on a family bike ride that starts and ends at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Ride on the Wild Side bicycling fundraiser is held on Sunday, Sept. 16, and is sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph and the Wisconsin Heart Hospital campuses. Kids and their toy animal friends can ride in the Critter Caravan, a special 2.5-mile kids’ route through the Zoo. The toy critters can tag along in a bike basket or backpack. More serious riders can choose from two distance routes: a 27-mile ride and a 17-mile ride. Both start at the Zoo and continue north along Menomonee River Parkway and the Oak Leaf bike trail. And there’s more! After the ride, there’s a picnic lunch. Plus, kids and their plush pet can head to the Kids’ n’ Critters Corral to grab a snack, get a temporary tattoo and do crafts. The ride includes a continental breakfast, lunch, Zoo admission, parking and a long-sleeve T-shirt. Please see below for details.

What:  The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Ride on the Wild Side, sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph and the Wisconsin Heart Hospital campuses.

Where:  All rides start and end at the Milwaukee County Zoo; the two distance routes continue north through the Menomonee River Parkway, along the ’76 bike trail.

When: September 16, 2012.  Ride check-in starts at 7 a.m. at the Zoo. Riders depart between 8 and 8:15 a.m. After the ride, participants return to the Zoo for a picnic lunch.

Why: Not only is riding a bike great exercise and a lot of fun, but this annual event also raises money to support animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo!

Registration:  Register online at www.zoosociety.org/bike through Sept. 5, 2012 (limited T-shirt sizes available after this date). After Sept. 5, call (414) 258-2333 to register. To get pre-registration prices, register by Sept. 14, 2012. Walk-up registrations will be accepted on the day of the event (fees are higher and limited T-shirt sizes will be available.) Helmets are required.

How Much: Zoological Society members: adults (ages 14 and over), $35; children (ages 3-13), $12; family of four, $85. Non-members; Adults, $40; children, $15; family of four, $100. Day of ride: adult, $45; child, $20. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, picnic lunch, a long-sleeve T-shirt, Zoo admission and parking.          

Media Sponsors:  FM 106.1, AM920 The Wolf.

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