It's time to join hundreds, or thousands, or fellow santas on one of the region's 4 Santa Cycle Rampages! Enjoy dressing up, riding through town, and spreading holiday cheer on bikes. These events take place in early December and are sure to keep your wheels spinning with comfort and joy.
All photos are from the Eau Claire ride and are courtesy of Volume One.
The original Santa Cycle Rampage was started by Dave Schlabowske in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew into a big fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed. The Milwaukee event now attracts 2,000+ riders to ride together in a sea of red suits and white beards and has also inspired other Santa Cycle Rampage rides all over the country.
In The Nxrth's regions, there are 4 Santa Cycle Rampage rides taking place in early December. If you want to join in on the original Santa Cycle Rampage, you can head to Milwaukee for the world's largest event of its kind.
Or check out the newest and coolest (according to this heavily biased Eau Claire writer) Santa Cycle Rampage ride in Eau Claire, Wisconsin that had ~100 santas on its inaugural ride last year.
Milwaukee, WI | Dec 2
Welcome to the world's largest holiday themed costume group bicycle ride for charity! This ride is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed. It raises key matching and unrestricted funds that support education and advocacy efforts to make biking better in Wisconsin! To find out more about our programs and mission please visit their website.
This is a Slow Roll-style, Police-Escorted, 12ish mile looped route. Two ride start options are available. They both end at the Bike Fed office. 1. Join the start and do a full loop ride from the Bike Fed office in Bay View and back. ~12 miles or 2. Join the at Hollander Grand Cafe on Downer Ave and ride the 2nd half. ~6 miles. Learn More.
Eau Claire, WI | Dec 2
Last year, roughly 100 folks turned out for the first-ever Eau Claire Santa Cycle Rampage. How many will we see this year? Come be part of the fun!
While Santa costumes will rule the day at this family-friendly event, anything jolly will do! Holiday sweaters, elf outfits, Christmas tree costumes, jingle bell jammies, or whatever you’ve got! Feel free to glam up your bike too!
Enjoy an approximately 6 mile route at a casual and friendly “slow roll” pace. Hop on or off the ride at any time! All inspired by our friends at the Wisconsin Bike Fed and the original Milwaukee-based Santa Cycle Rampage. Learn More.
Minneapolis, MN | Dec 2
Dress like Santa. Decorate your bicycle. Drink a beer. Spread some cheer! This event has a little info but the Facebook event promises a pretty good time visiting different breweries and bars so if you're in Minneapolis area and need a reason to wear the read suit, this is your ticket. Learn More.
Madison, WI | Dec 9
Sleigh what?? That's right folks, the Madison Santa Cycle Rampage is BACK for it's third annual biking tradition! Your are invited to come celebrate the festive season and support Dane County youth advocacy and education! This year's ride will be a 4-5 mile slow roll with kids at the lead. We highly encourage everyone to dress in festive attire or your favorite holiday-themed costume -- we'll be jingling all the way! Learn More.