Ride on the Wild Side

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Ride on the Wild Side

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

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) 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 Zone. After the ride, all participants can park their bike in the Bike Corral 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!

Special thanks to our…
Kids Zone sponsor: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.
Bike Corral sponsor: AAA Wisconsin
27-mile Route sponsor: Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C.
Contributing sponsors: Litho-Craft, R&R Insurance; Southport Engineered Systems; Stephanie Murphy, DDS; Super-Lube; Van Westen Orthodontics; and Wheel & Sprocket.
Lunch sponsor: Meijer

Last year's event raised more than $28,000 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

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

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