Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bikes & Brews For Betterment

Don Draper on a classic bike was the
inspiration for the
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
We are in the middle of Summer, and here is Wisconsin that means lots of activities - almost too many - as we cram in as much in during good weather as we can before Winter. Among the things to do, it is easy to find many that are philanthropic in nature. And no offense to other groups, but I always take pride in the fact that two of my interests are very prominent in charitable, fund- and awareness-raising activities - namely bikes (I'll include both kinds - motored and self-propelled) and beer. Often both are involved - it is Wisconsin after all so beer is involved most of the time.

I could explore why I think its the case that bikers and cyclists are often generous and charitable, but it is what it is. Instead, without further adieu, here are some of the upcoming socially-responsible events. Check back for updates/additions.

7/21
Polish Moon Ride
The Polish Moon Ride, a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Bike Fed, is a unique, family-friendly bike tour through Milwaukee’s historic Polish neighborhoods. The easy, slow roll through the real “Streets of Old Milwaukee” honors the area’s Polish and German history while it celebrates the present-day Latino culture.


7/22
Project 22 Ride, Film & Resource Event
Motorcycle ride to support veteran's health and well-being via Project 22, a documentary film detailing the story of two veterans Doc King and Daniel Egbert, who launched a 22 day, 6,500-mile cross-country mission to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide among veterans.

7/22
MotoScoot Scooter Rally
Food, Beverages and Entertainment. Vinyl spinning by John Komp and Rick Vespa of the Revenge Scooter Club. Food provided by Hidden Kitchen MKE. 100% of all proceeds benefit Canine Cupids Dog Rescue.

8/4 - 8/6 Westallion Brewing Hunger Task Force Support
Friday 8/4 through Sunday 8/6, bring in a non perishable food item and receive a free pint of beer! Support our local Hunger Task Force and we'll support your thirst for craft beer! (Limit one per person per visit)

8/20
Tyranena Ride for Autism
Tyranena Brewing Co is hosting their inaugural "Ride For Autism" Poker Run All proceeds will go to Autism Speaks

9/24
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
I have participated in this, perhaps my favorite motorcycle ride and charitable event, for a few years.This year I have inherited the role as captain of the Milwaukee ride. Stay tuned for more details on the Milwaukee ride. This fundraiser for men's health celebrates vintage style on the bike and the man (and woman) with participants dressing up dapper and hopping aboard vintage bikes.