NOTE: In accordance with Governor Evers’ 30 day ‘Safer-at-Home’ order, which became effective on March 25th and is set to expire on April 24th, all BVBC club rides and activities through April 30th have been cancelled. We will, as a board, revisit this again later in April since the current situation is constantly changing as more information becomes available. At that time we will provide you with an update, by email and via the BVBC website, regarding when our first club ride will take place. It is of the utmost importance that we all do our part in helping to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep us all as safe and healthy as possible. We are all certainly looking forward to the day we can safely ride together as a group again.
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) or 11:00AM (November 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)
Rides start at 9:00AM from Beulah Brinton Community Center, 2555 S Bay St, Bay View. Routes are determined on day of ride but are typically around 20 miles. This is a leisurely paced group ride.
Off-Season Ride Schedule (all start at 11:00AM):
Saturday, November 30, 2019- Too Much Turkey – 16 miles
Work off that extra turkey sandwich while enjoying a leisurely ride with friends! Mostly flat route through Franklin. – Starts behind Pantheon Restaurant on 76th St and Rawson Ave (same lot as Pick n Save). Restroom options are at local businesses.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020- Polar Bear – 15 miles
New Years Day ride from South Shore to Bradford Beach to watch the annual Polar Bear Plunge. – Starts at South Shore Park in Bay View. Take I-94 exit at Becher St. Go east on Becher to E. Bay St.. Veer right on E.Bay St., follow it around to Russell Ave. Turn left on Russell to Superior. Turn right on Superior to Estes St. Turn on left on Estes and right on South Shore Dr. Consult a map for more details.
Saturday, February 15, 2020- Valentine’s Day Ride – 16 miles
Ride on urban/suburban streets through St Francis, Milwaukee and South Milwaukee. – Ride starts at La Finca Coffee House (3558 E Sivyer Ave) in St Francis. Take Oklahoma east to Superior St / Lake Dr; drive south to Packard Ave; right on Packard to the coffee house. Park on Packard Ave. (the coffee shop has a small parking lot – please save the spaces for the customers).
CANCELLED-Saturday, March 21, 2020- St. Patrick’s Day Ride – 16 miles
Mostly flat ride through Franklin. – Starts behind Pantheon Restaurant on 76th St and Rawson Ave (same lot as Pick n Save). Restroom options are at local businesses.
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.
Click the following link for tips on how to read our cue sheet: Cue Sheet Tips