Ride on the Wild Side

Sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan
Media sponsors: News/Talk 1130, FM106.1, 95.7 BIG FM, 97-3 NOW, V100.7

Contributing sponsors: Be Spectacled; Litho-Craft; R&R Insurance; Southport Engineered Systems; Stephanie Murphy, DDS; Super-Lube; Van Westen Orthodontics; Wheel & Sprocket

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Zoo Pass members benefit from early registration and receive discounts on this event.

Become a Zoo Pass member today!

Ride on the Wild Side

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Registration begins at 7 a.m.;
staggered rider departure begins at 8 a.m.
Milwaukee County Zoo & neighboring trails
Register online by Sept. 9.
Cost: See below. Reduced member pricing available.

With its hills, winding paths and beautiful setting, the Milwaukee County Zoo is a great place to ride your bike. At the Zoological Society of Milwaukee's annual bike ride fundraiser, you can do just that. Kids can cruise in the Critter Caravan, a special 2.5-mile kids' route through the Zoo. Their favorite plush-toy animal friends can tag along in a bike basket or backpack. Seasoned riders with a passion for pedaling can choose one of the distance routes (10- to 20-mile+ rides), sponsored by Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C., that start at the Zoo and continue north along the Menomonee River Parkway and the Oak Leaf Trail.

Kids can enjoy a post-ride snack, make some crafts and get a temporary tattoo in the Kids 'n Critters Corral, sponsored by Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C. After the ride, all participants can park their bike in the Bike Corral, sponsored by Hungry Man Moving, and enjoy lunch. Rides start at 8 and 8:15 a.m. The registration fee includes entry to the Zoo and parking, a continental breakfast, lunch and a long-sleeve T-shirt. Remember to bring your bike helmet!

Last year's event raised more than $26,000 for the Zoological Society and its support of the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Registration fee includes:

  • Entry into Zoo
  • Parking
  • Long-sleeved T-shirt
  • Continental breakfast and buffet lunch
  • Crafts and activities for children

Wearing a helmet is mandatory to participate in this event.

Registration Fees

  Zoological Society Member Non-Member Day of Ride
Adult (14 & over) $35 $40 $45
Child (13 & under)* $12 $15 $20
Family of 4** $85 $100 XX

* No one under 18 is admitted without an adult.
** Family of 4 is defined as 2 adults and 2 children

Register Now

Please use the links for event and registration information.

For additional information, contact the Zoological Society Special Events Office at 414-258-2333 or

Special thanks to our Ride on the Wild Side presenting sponsor:

Wheaton Franciscan

And our media sponsors:

News/Talk 1130FM106.195.7 BIG FM97-3 NOWV100.7