Ride on the Wild Side
All routes start and finish at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The 27-mile and 17-mile routes begin with a ride through the Zoo (see the animals just waking up!) and continue out the Zoo parking lot exit heading towards Wisconsin Ave. Both routes travel through the Menomonee River Parkway and along the Oak Leaf bike trail. The rest area for the 27-mile route (and the turnaround point for the 17-mile route) is at Parkview Elementary School on West Villard. Water and refreshments will be provided there, and restrooms in the school will be open for use.
The 10-mile route, similar to the 27-mile and 17-mile rides, starts and ends at the Milwaukee County Zoo. After leaving the Zoo’s exit gate, riders head up to Wisconsin Ave. where they follow the route to the Honey Creek Parkway, and eventually access the Menomonee River Parkway. Riders turn around at Hoyt Park, where they can find water and restrooms before they head back to the Zoo.
The 2.5-mile children’s ride stays within the Zoo. Riders can do the route as many times as they wish until 9 a.m. when the Zoo opens to the public. A "snack stop" for the kids is also along the children's route.