the UPAF Ride for the Arts Series, presented by Miller Lite, is an innovative new concept that offers a fun and focused event for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. This three-weekend series, with events on June 6, 13 and 27, will allow participants to register, ride and fundraise with confidence at an event approved by the Department of Milwaukee Health. Participants can choose their route and ride at their own pace to or from any or all of the “Ride Series Reward Stations”.
“After working closely with the UPAF to keep the event safe, the Milwaukee Health Department is supporting Ride for the Arts,” said Lauren Woboril of the City of Milwaukee Health Department.
The series will take place on Sunday June 6 at Veterans Park in Milwaukee; Sunday June 13 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield and Sunday June 27 at Coal Dock Park in Port Washington. Participants can park and ride from each location in the series or choose their own route and cycle to the location of the Ride series, each on the local bike paths. Upon arrival at their destination, participants’ bicycle bibs will allow them to travel through the Ride Series Reward Station where they can enjoy the performances of UPAF performing arts groups, receive their reward from a Drawstring backpack filled with premium swag and take a selfie with the 15ft inflatable bike for a chance to win prizes. Wheel & Sprocket, the official bicycle shop sponsor, will be on-site at each location to provide bicycle services to participants.
Participants can register for a One-Time Series event for $ 45 or $ 65 for the three-day series to receive a Repeat Performer bike bib with additional rewards. The registration fee includes the bike bib and the Ride for the Arts UPAF 2021 t-shirt. Children 12 and under ride free, sponsored by the Brewers Community Foundation. Register before May 17 to have your items sent directly to your home. Participants are also encouraged to further support UPAF member groups through additional fundraising efforts to win prizes.
The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) has led the way since 1967 by providing a vital investment in our region’s vibrant performing arts scene. By participating in the UPAF Ride for the Arts, you are committing to supporting world-class performing arts groups and artists in our region, now and in the future. The UPAF is the largest contributor to each of its member groups and these groups rely more than ever on continued funding from the UPAF.
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Thanks to UPAF, our member groups and talented local artists have been able to innovate to continue to deliver safe, virtual in-person experiences that nourish our minds and educate local children. This is only possible with the support of community members like you.
To register or for more information and updates regarding the UPAF Ride for the Arts series, please visit our website www.upafride.org.