For those who don’t have a bike of their own but want an easy and affordable way to get around Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes is the answer. This bike-share program allows people to take a bike from one Bublr station, ride it anywhere in the city, and then return it to whichever station is nearby. There are stations across the greater Milwaukee area, including in Shorewood, Wauwatosa, and West Allis. The aim of Bublr Bikes is to be a sustainable, healthy mode of transportation that is available to everyone at a low cost. From an hourly pass to an annual membership, there is a rental option suitable for every bike journey.
The Oak Leaf Trail weaves its way through Milwaukee County for over 100 miles (161 kilometers). A cyclist’s dream, the trail can be broken down into smaller segments with loops running through all of the county’s major parkways. Thanks to its incredible length, this trail offers a wide variety of scenery from rustic woodlands to Milwaukee’s bustling downtown urban center.
The Hank Aaron State Trail is one of the two most popular cycling spots in Milwaukee. The 12 miles (19.3 kilometers) of continuous connection leads riders from Milwaukee’s lakefront through its west end. For those who want to keep on going, this trail links up with the Oak Leaf Trail on both the east and west ends.
While checking out the Whitefish Bay part of the Oak Leaf Trail, be sure to stop at the Estabrook Beer Garden, the USA’s first beer garden after Prohibition. Beer and biking might not seem like two things that go together, but in fact, the word Radler (what is more commonly known as Shandy in Wisconsin) comes from the German word for cyclist.
Estabrook Beer Garden, 4600 Estabrook Parkway, Milwaukee, WI, USA, +1 414 226 2728
The Riverwest 24 is a 24-hour bike race that takes place in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. With the aim of encouraging urban biking and strengthening the neighborhood community, this race brings together both cyclists and spectators for a day of cycling fun. Those who aren’t feeling up to a 24-hour ride can split up the time with teammates, making it easy for anyone to take part.