Loop the Lake Bike Ride

Stayed tuned for details on the 2019 Loop the Lake!

Loop the Lake is Clean Lakes Alliance’s annual bike ride around Lake Monona that highlights our community’s lakes and lakeshore bike paths. In 2018, more than 900 riders participated, making it our biggest and most visible ride yet! Event proceeds support our ongoing lake improvement projects, educational programs, and water quality monitoring.

About Loop the Lake

Participants will ride along the scenic Lake Loop route through Madison and Monona. Riders will travel 12 miles clockwise around Lake Monona, starting and ending at Olbrich Park.

Most recreational bikers will finish in about 1 hour and 15 minutes and the course will remain open until 2 p.m. After the ride, riders can grab a free beverage and sandwich.

When does the ride start?

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts at 10 a.m.
The course will be open until 2 p.m.

How long should the course take?

The course is approximately 12 miles long, which should take a recreational cyclist 75 to 90 minutes to complete. With breaks, expect no longer than two hours.

How do I get there?

Ample bike racks will be available at the event for bike parking. Please consider biking to the event or parking off-site and biking in. Limited parking is available at Olbrich Park and in the Olbrich Botanical Gardens lot across the street.

How much does it cost?

We design the event to be budget-friendly for families while raising funds for our lakes! The cost for the ride is $35 per person or FREE for kids 10 and under.

With registration, each rider will receive an event t-shirt, a picnic lunch and a cold beverage, with beer available for ages 21 and up.

How do I register?

Online registration is CLOSED for 2018’s Loop the Lake bike ride. Check back to look for 2019’s registration opening soon!

Can I build a team?

One of the BEST ways you can support our lakes is by helping to get more people involved. When you register to ride, form a team of 10 or more people and you could win $1,000 in Lands’ End gift cards!

How to form your team:

  1. When you “Register a Single Rider,” fill in your name as “Team Captain”
  2. Ask your teammates to fill in your name as “Team Captain”
  3. All teams of 10 or more will be entered into a drawing to win TEN $100 gift cards to Lands’ End.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to refund tickets sales in the event of a cancellation due to weather.

Scenes from past rides: