Bike Winter Events Listing

Don’t put your bike away just because of a little snow and cold weather.  Get up and ride your bike to any of the great bike winter events below.

But before you put a leg over your bike, sign up to take the Winter Bike Week Challenge from February 12th through February 18th. Registration will open next week, so watch for an update on where to register via email, on the Bike Fed blog and Facebook.

If you were one of the more than 4,500 people who logged over one million miles riding their bikes in the spring and summer Challenge last year, give the Kimberly Clark Winter Challenge a try. Registration will open next week, so watch for an update from us via email, on the Bike Fed blog and Facebook.

We are hoping to get 1,000 people to participate in our cold weather commuter challenge.


Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Week in Eau Claire

Saturday 2/11 - St. Valentines Day Hustle- Registration @ 11,Race @ 12
$5 entry with 1/2 going to Dunn County Humane Society.

The Waterfront: 512 Crescent St. Menomonie, WI 54751  Photos of last year’s event:

Monday 2/13 - FREE: Share & Be Aware Winter Cycling Seminar- 6PM-7PM
UWEC Environmental Adventure Center: 105 Hilltop, Eau Claire, WI.
contact Matt Andrews @ 715-836-3616

Thursday 2/16 - every Thursday, all year long- meet Behind Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge (404 Riverside Ave, Eau Claire, WI) at 6:30, ride leaves at 7.

This week’s ride is 21+; visit local establishments & enjoy their winter time offerings such as Spanish Stew and Tom & Jerry’s.


Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Week in La Crosse

Visit the Bike Winter page of the Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition for more details and up to date information.

  • Root Note Coffee House on January 29, 2012 at 1:30 PM for a Workshop on Winter Riding Tips,  Winter Riding Fashion Show. Learn from the Experts or Come and Share your Wisdom.

Kick – Off Party at the Bodega Brew Pub Friday, February 10, 2012 4:00-6:00 PM. Arrive by Bike and enjoy a meat and cheese tray and $1.00 off a drink or sandwich

Winter Bike to Work Week February 12-18, 2012

  • Ride your bike to a coffee shop for a free cup of coffee with a purchase. Participating businesses: Holmen - Blue Cup; Onalaska - Maggie’s; West Salem - Linda’s Bakery; Galesville - Jackie O’s; La Crosse – Jules, Java Vino, Mc Caffrey’s Coffee, River Rocks
  • Do your Valentine Day’s Shopping by bike and get a 20% discount on candy purchase

*The Pearl

  • Wednesday, February 15, 5:00-6:30 PM Ride your Bike to The Wine Guyz and enjoy a free meat and cheese tray for winter riders
  • Saturday, February 11, 11:30 Winter Bike Ride -Ride from Trempealeau Elementary School to Jackie O’s in Galesville for a free seasonal  coffee drink and buy some lunch before riding back to Trempealeau.

Madison Bike Winter Presents Madison Winter Bike To Work Week - Feb 12-18, 2012


See updates & changes.

Sunday – Ice Bike Ride, Location: TBD, 1-3 pm; “How To” Winter Bike Workshop & Studded Tires Demonstration, Machinery Row Bicycles, 5-7 pm

Monday – B-cycle Monday – FREE Coffee on path & After Work Party at Madison B-cycle’s new location, 5-7 pm; Bike Meditation, Monona Terrace, noon; MEAThead Ride around Lake Monona, Ford’s Gym, 7 pm

Tuesday – Stray Cat Tuesday – FREE Coffee on Southwest Commuter Path; DIY Balaclava & Gator Party, location TBD, 6-8 pm

Wednesday – Machinery Row Wednesday – FREE Coffee on Path outside Machinery Row; “Love Your Bike” 50% off tune-ups at Machinery Row Bicycles, all day; “Singles Ride,” single-speed bikes encouraged, meet at Machinery Row Bicycles, 5:30 pm; “Love Cycles,” indoor cycling, Speed Cycling in Fitchburg, 6 pm, $5 drop in

Thursday – Dream Bikes Thursday – FREE Coffee on Path; Yoga for Cyclists, Mound Street Yoga, 5:30 pm, $5 for anyone who bikes

Friday – Bike Fed Friday – FREE Coffee on Path outside Machinery Row; After Work Party, Brocach Irish Pub, Capital Square location with RAFFLE PRIZES, 5-7 pm; After Party Ride to Ale Asylum, 7 pm; Sobering alternative: Indoor Cycling, Speed Cycling, 6 pm, $5 drop in

Saturday – Winter Farmers’ Market Ride, Senior Center, 11 am, arrive earlier to eat breakfast!

Optional Sunday – Madison Winter Festival, Cyclo Frost Costume Race, Capital Square, 8:30 am
Visit the Madison Bike Winter Facebook page for more details and up to date information.


Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Week in Milwaukee

MKEBKE Monthly Group Bike Ride - Thursday Jan 26, 7 PM  

  • Where: Classic Slice Eastside 1609 E. North (meet), Bruno’s 1329 E. Brady (end) Milwaukee, WI
  • Description: Meeting at 7pm at Classic Slice for food and drinks, ride will take off around 8pm. Ending at Bruno’s for snacks and libations, Steve Roche behind the bar. $1 PBR. “Started as a one-time-turned-monthly underwear bike ride a couple summers ago, MKEBKE is excited to continue a fun, monthly group ride open to any and all riders. If you haven’t been on one, you’re sure to seen or heard of a fun-loving group of riders showing Milwaukee roads some two-wheeled love. These group rides are just for fun, anyone and everyone is welcome. I encourage you to come check out the ride, socialize, and enjoy yourselves.”
  • Link:, Facebook event

Valentines Day Tandem Date Night - Feb. 14th, 5:30 PM

  • Where: Juniper 61, 6030 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 414-727-6161
  • What: Couples hop on your bicycles built for two and pedal over the Juniper 61 for a Valentines Day dinner. Reservations are encouraged. See you there!

Bike to the Oscar Shorts - Weds., Feb. 15th, 6:30 PM

Where: Times Cinema,  5906 West Vliet Street in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights neighborhood

What: Pedal over to meet other cyclists at the fabulous Times Cinema to screen this year’s Oscar nominated live-action and animated short films prior to the Feb 26, 2012 televised presentation of the Academy Awards. The Times has been renovated with oversize comfy reclining seats, serves the best popcorn in town and mixes great cocktails.

People have been riding bikes to the Times Cinema since the day it opened, June 12, 1935. Let’s keep the tradition alive.

MKEBKE Secret Show Series - Thursday February 16th, 7 PM

  • What: MKEBKE Secret Show Series
  • Where: Riverwest Public House (ride meet), 815 E Locust st. Milwaukee, WI
  • What: ‘MKEBKE Secret Show Series’ (hosted by MKEBKE & w/ The Daredevil Christopher Wright (Eau Claire), Big Falls, and Loup. A monthly group bike ride that goes to a promoted show, but unannounced venue.

About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 15 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave likes wool, long rides, sour beer, and a good polar vortex once in a while.

7 thoughts on “Bike Winter Events Listing

    • I did forget Valerie! Thanks for reminding me. I will update the Bike Winter page with the details.

  1. Hi Dave,
    We have just started “Fat Tuesday Fat Bike Rides” 6:30-8 pm. Bring your own Fat bike or rent one for $25 and ride with us. I’ll take you through the snow and across the beach for a bike ride like no other! I really think these bikes are going to become the next snow board type craze. Check one out soon! Here is a link to our calendar page with a link to metal pedal as well!

    • Cool, now all we need is more snow! I will put that up on the Bike Winter page. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Who is organizing events for this winter and how can I help. I am looking forward to a good winter and love to ride my bike no matter what!

    • Tom,

      The last few years, Bike Winter in Milwaukee has been organized by some folks who met at Transfer Pizza to plan. I think Casey Tweed (Facebook name) was one of the primary movers. You can try to contact him via Facebook, or put out a message on the MKEBKE Facebook about getting the Bike Winter planning going. I have a tentative date planned for the Santa Cycle Rampage, but we are waiting for confirmation on it. Here is a link to the Milwaukee Bike Winter calendar, hosted by the Chicago Bike Winter folks:*/Milwaukee

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