Ride on the Wild Side 2019

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Ride on the Wild Side

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

Registration begins at 7 a.m.;
staggered rider departure begins at 8 a.m.
Milwaukee County Zoo & neighboring trails
Register online by Sept. 5.
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 of all ages 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, 17 & 27-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.

Special thanks to our…
Kids Zone sponsor: Quandt Berndt & Company, LLC
Bike Corral sponsor: Mathnasium: The Math Learning Center
27-mile Route sponsor: CYCLEBAR
17-mile Route sponsor: Sendik’s Food Markets
10-mile Route sponsor: Goddess & The Baker
2.5-mile Critter Caravan Route sponsor: Kendra Scott
Contributing sponsors: Be Spectacled; Bowlero; Metal-Era, Inc.; R&R Insurance; Southport Engineered Systems; Stephanie Murphy, DDS; and Van Westen Orthodontics
Food donors: Lifeway Foods; PepsiAmericas®; and Prairie Farms Dairy

Last year's event raised more than $30,000 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 picnic 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
(14 & over)
$40 $45 $50
(13 & under)*
$15 $20 $20
Family of 4** $100 $120 N/A

* No one under 18 is admitted without an adult.
** Family of 4 is defined as 2 adults (ages 14 +) and 2 children (ages 13 and under)


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

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