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 BVBC 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.

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Saturday, Nov 28, 2020:
The Ride:         Too Much Turkey
The Route:      Pantheon       Miles: 16
Easy ride through Franklin and Racine County to work off that Thanksgiving dinner you ate on Thursday!

Starting Location:
Pick ‘n Save Parking Lot
7621 W Rawson Ave
Franklin, WI 53132

Directions from Hale Interchange (approximate drive time: 10 minutes):
Parking lot is at the southwest corner of 76th St and Rawson Ave.  Park in the northeast corner of the Pick ‘n Save lot.  Restrooms are available in multiple business.
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Friday, Jan 01, 2021:
The Ride:         Polar Bear
The Route       South Shore to North Point  Miles: 15
The only thing crazier on New Year’s Day than riding a bike is jumping into Lake Michigan.  Take an easy ride from Bay View to Bradford Beach to witness the annual tradition.

Starting Location:
South Shore Park
2900 S. Shore Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Directions from Marquette Interchange (approximate drive time: 10 minutes):
Take I-794 / WI-794 (Lake Parkway) and exit at Oklahoma Ave.  Turn right and proceed east 0.7 miles to Superior Street.  Turn left and drive six blocks to Estes Street.  Turn right and park in the vicinity of the pavillion.  Restrooms are available in park.
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Saturday, Feb 13, 2021:
The Ride:         Sweetheart
The Route:      Urban Fixx       Miles: 15
Mostly flat loop from St. Francis on city streets.  Bring your sweetheart and count it as an inexpensive Valentine’s Day date!

Starting Location:
La Finca
3558 E Sivyer Ave
St Francis, WI 53235

Directions from Marquette Interchange (approximate drive time: 10 minutes):
Take I-794 / WI-794 (Lake Parkway) and exit at Howard Ave.  Proceed east 1.1 miles to Packard Ave.  Turn left and La Finca will be one block ahead on left.  Park on Packard Ave – please save the spaces in the lot for customers.  Restrooms are available in La Finca (please consider making a purchase).
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Saturday, Mar 20, 2021:
The Ride:         St Patrick’s Day
The Route:      Pantheon       Miles: 16

Easy ride through Franklin and Racine County.  Does ‘Don’t Hit Me Green’ count as dressing up for the holiday?

Starting Location:
Pick ‘n Save Parking Lot
7621 W Rawson Ave
Franklin, WI 53132

Directions from Hale Interchange (approximate drive time: 10 minutes):
Parking lot is at the southwest corner of 76th St and Rawson Ave.  Park in the northeast corner of the Pick ‘n Save lot.  Restrooms are available in multiple business.
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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