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Bike in the Zoo

It’s the one time a year you can ride your bike in the Milwaukee County Zoo. Ride on the Wild Side is a fun event for people of all ages, and it helps raise money for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. The registration fee includes entry to the Zoo and parking, a continental breakfast, lunch, a long sleeve T-shirt, crafts and activities for children. Last year’s event raised $28,000 for the Society and its efforts supporting the Milwaukee County Zoo. Helmets are mandatory.

What: Ride on the Wild Side, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

            Media Sponsors: News/Talk 1130 WISN, FM106.1, 95.7 BIG FM, 97-3 NOW, V100.7

Where: All rides start and end at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

            2.5-mile kids’ ride stays inside the Zoo

            10-, 17- and 27-mile rides start and end in the Zoo but go through the Menomonee River Parkway along the Oak Leaf bike trail.

When: Sept. 10, 2017. Ride check-in and registration starts at 7 a.m. at the Zoo. Activities end at 1:00 p.m.

Registration:  Register online at zoosociety.org/bike through Sept. 7, 2017. After Sept. 7, call 414-258-2333 to register. Day-of-event registrations will be accepted (limited T-shirt sizes will be available.)

Cost: Adults (ages 14 and over): $35 for Zoo Pass members, $40 for non-members and $45 for any adults registering the day of the ride.

          Children (ages 3-13): $12 for Zoo Pass members, $15 for non-members and $20 for any child registering the day of the ride. 

          Family of four (2 adults, 2 children): $85 for Zoo Pass members, $100 for non-members; the discount is not available the day of the ride.

About the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

For more information, call: Katie Krecklow at 414-258-2333 ext.222 - August 31, 2017