Time: June 3, 2012 from 6am to 3pm
Location: South Gate, Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: 100 N. Harbor Drive
Website or Map: http://www.upafride.org
Phone: (414) 270-4492
Event Type: charity, event, ride
Organized By: Beth Berdes
Latest Activity: Feb 10, 2012
Totaling over 263,000 participants since 1981, UPAF's Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, is regarded as one of the nation's largest one-day recreational bike rides. Help celebrate this annual summer favorite, which has generated more than $7.3 million for the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).
The Ride offers 5, 12, 25, 50 and 75-mile bike routes. The various routes travel past several Milwaukee landmarks and continue along the scenic shores of Lake Michigan through numerous Milwaukee-area communities and parks. This year's Ride will once again feature three routes (25, 50, 75-mile routes) that will go over the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge. For the first time, the 5-mile route will head through Lakeshore State Park, the first and only urban state park in Wisconsin.
After the Ride, participants can enjoy the Finish Line Party at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage on the Summerfest Grounds. The party is free, includes live entertainment and is lots of fun for all.
UPAF is among the nation's largest united arts funds in terms of dollars raised and number of donors. The organization provides financial support to 36 performing arts groups.