General Ride Info

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BVBC Weekend Rides (April through October)
Rides start from a wide variety of start locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin with most routes offering two or three distance options.  Individuals or small groups ride together at a pace that is comfortable for them.  All riders are provided with a cue sheet and map -plus- BVBC members have access to club routes on Ride With GPS (see below).

Rides depart promptly at 9:00AM (May through September), 10:00AM (April and October/early November) or 11:00AM (Thanksgiving through March).  Make sure to arrive early enough to sign in, set up your bike, and greet friends – both old and new.  Please be ready for pre-ride briefing which begins five minutes before the ‘kickstands up’ time.

BVBC Tuesday Morning Rides (May through October)
Tuesday morning rides have resumed though weekly schedule is subject to change based upon Ride Coordinator availability and/or the implementation of any new pandemic related restrictions. Please check the club’s Facebook page for confirmation of time and location. Routes are determined on day of ride but are typically around 20 miles. This is a leisurely paced group ride.

Weather and Road Conditions
Occasionally, rides are canceled or routes are modified due to poor weather or other unsafe road conditions with the Ride Coordinator having final decision-making authority. If in doubt, check the club’s Facebook page where we’ll try to post ride cancelations at least two hours ahead of time. In the case of questionable weather conditions, check the radar. Sometimes it’s raining at your house but not at the location of the ride.

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BVBC Club rides – May 1st through May 9th
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Saturday, May 01, 2021: Dousman
Plus: Scrumptious Saturday – Red Tent Café!
Distance options: 20, 36
Very scenic rural ride around Dousman area with some rolling hills. After the ride: Enjoy some camaraderie along with the delicious Cajun cuisine at the Red Tent Café in downtown Dousman! (120 N Main St; Dousman, WI 53118)

Ride Starting Location:
Dousman Muni Parking
118 S Main St
Dousman, WI 53118

Directions to start from Zoo Interchange (approximate drive time: 25 minutes):
Take I-94 W to Exit 282 for WI-67. Take WI-67 S 3.4 miles to US-18. Turn right on US-18 for 0.5 miles to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street 0.8 miles to municipal parking lot on left (immediately AFTER Glacial Drumlin trail). Restrooms are available at adjacent Cory Municipal Park.
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Sunday, May 02, 2021: Grant Park
Distance options: 19, 27
Easy ride through Oak Creek Parkway and into Oak Creek on Oak Leaf Trail. Continues south to Caledonia with a return through Lake Vista Park.

Ride Starting Location:
Grant Park
100 Hawthorne Ave
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Directions to start from Mitchell Interchange (approximate drive time: 15 minutes):
Take I-94 E / I-41 S to Exit 319, College Ave Go east on College Ave 4.3 miles until it ends at Lake Dr. Turn right and take Lake Dr south 1.1 miles to Hawthorne Ave. Turn left and drive 0.5 miles east on Hawthorne to parking lot on right. Restrooms are available in clubhouse.
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Saturday, May 08, 2021: Secret Bong Roads
Distance options: 28, 38, 50
Relatively flat ride through western Racine County and Bong Recreation Area. Long route goes to Silver Lake.

Ride Starting Location:
Union Grove Municipal Bldg.
925 15th Ave
Union Grove, WI 53182

Directions to start from Mitchell Interchange (approximate drive time: 25 minutes):
Head south on I-41 S / I-94 E. Take Exit 335 for WI-11, turn left and continue west for 5.0 miles to Main Street. The municipal building will be on the left – park in the lot behind the building. Restrooms are available at local businesses.
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Distance options: 26, 35
Ride through River Hills, Mequon and Bayside. Long route goes to Cedarburg.

Ride Starting Location:
Kletzsch Park
6560 N Milwaukee River Pkwy
Glendale, WI 53209

Directions to start from Marquette Interchange (approximate drive time: 15 minutes):
Take I-43 N to Exit 80 for Good Hope Rd. Go west 0.8 miles to Milwaukee River Parkway and turn left. Proceed south 1.0 miles to parking lot on left. Restrooms are available in park.
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Ride with GPS
One of the benefits of being a BVBC member is free access to the club page on Ride with GPS.  This is a very popular app which provides turn by turn guidance during club rides.  If you’d like the link and instructions for signing up, please send an e-mail request to Info@BayViewBikeClub.org.

Cue Sheets
Click the following link for tips on how to read our cue sheet: Cue Sheet Tips