Biking Around Town
Are you a cycling enthusiast or the leisurely afternoon rider? Do you want to fly over off-road tracks or slowly meander down a scenic paved trail? Whichever you prefer, Milwaukee is the place to be. Bring your own wheels or rent a bike from one of 28 downtown Bublr Bike bikeshare kiosks.
|Take your bike off-road on one of Milwaukee's many bike trails.|
Have you ever seen a 24-hour bike race? What about a pub crawl of Santa Clauses on bikes? You’ll find them both (the Riverwest 24 and Santa Rampage respectively) in Milwaukee, but they’re far from alone: Milwaukee is home to many unique cycling events and races, including the Fat Tire Tour, the Downer Classic, East Tosa Gran Prix and the UPAF Ride for the Arts.
If you brought your bike to town to ride, it’s easy to get around – the bike racks on Milwaukee County buses make it a snap to get a lift home after a day’s ride. Didn’t bring a bike along? No problem! The Bublr Bikes bikeshare system makes it easy to explore the city on your cycle. There are currently 28 stations throughout downtown Milwaukee at popular locations like the Wisconsin Center, the Milwaukee Public Market, the UW-Milwaukee campus and the Intermodal Station, with many more to come! You can also rent bikes from many shops throughout Milwaukee’s neighborhoods like Milwaukee Bike & Skate at Veterans Park, Cory the Bike Fixer on the East Side, Vulture Space in Westown, Ben’s Cycle and Fitness on Milwaukee’s South Side and Coast in Bikes in Walker’s Point. Hotel Metro also provides complimentary bikes for the use of their guests.
Check out these great resources for cycling in Milwaukee before you strap on your helmet:
CITY OF MILWAUKEE BIKE MAPS
Milwaukee is a great city to explore by bike. With dedicated bike lanes in many city streets, as well as miles of paved and off-road trails, you'll be able to easily explore the area on two wheels.
OAK LEAF TRAIL
The trail is a 100+mile biker’s, runner’s and walker’s paradise encircling Milwaukee County. The scenery along this spectacular trail network is outstanding and ever-changing, including wooded sections of the Milwaukee River. A lengthy section of the east side trail follows an abandoned railroad corridor along the east side of the river.
HANK AARON STATE TRAIL
The Hank Aaron State Trail stretches from the lakefront to Miller Park and beyond. Enjoy a mix of urban settings and natural scenes on this trail which runs west on-street from Lake Shore State Park through the Historic Third Ward, along Canal Street in the Menomonee River Valley, and then off-street along the river and on dedicated trails for more than 6 miles.
WISCONSIN BIKE FED
The country's largest, statewide bicycle organization, working with people from all around Wisconsin to make bicycling convenient, safe, accessible and fun.