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Wrapping up Wisconsin Bike Week with Bacon on the Bike Trail

Posted at 6:10 AM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 14:12:47-04

MILWAUKEE — From cars to bikes, a big event happening this morning highlights the growing popularity of riding on two wheels.

Wisconsin Bike Week is wrapping up with something called 'Bacon on the Bike Trail.'

It's happening near the Oak Leaf Trail at the start of Juneau Park near Prospect and Mason.

At 7 a.m., bikers can make a stop at a commuter station that will be set up offering coffee, bacon, and the chance to celebrate a new Bublr bike station coming to the park.

“It's really relaxing actually to come home on bike, get a little short workout in; but also, just kind of see people walking around, see people out, see the sights and sounds of the city,” said rider Sam Leichtling.

Wrapping up bike week with Bacon on the Bike Trail

This fun event comes a few weeks after the announcement of the addition of nearly 400 Bublr bikes to the bike-share system in the Milwaukee area. Bublr's executive director says that demand for rides is surging, with riders taking more than 7,200 rides in May alone. Those with Milwaukee DPW says they want to make our city as accessible as possible, no matter how people choose to get around town.

“In the last few years, we've really tried to shift the culture. I don't want to say away from cars, but in addition to cars for different modes of transportation,” said spokesperson Brian DeNeve. “Biking interest shot up for a number of reasons and we're continuing to do that as a department.”

At today's event, you can grab some swag from Tour of America's Dairyland and Bublr. And if you need a little TLC for your bike, Pinnacle Bike Service will be here with free air and a quick fix.

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