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This event is for bike ride enthusiasts, families, and all residents of Milwaukee County.  Interested parties can support this event by participating in the ride, sponsoring a rider, making a donation, or by just joining in on the festivities. “Pedal for the Red Kettle” is a ride. It is not a race. Like life, it is all about the journey, seeking out help and support along the way, stopping to refuel when necessary, and most importantly, enjoying the success of crossing the finish line.  

Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Registration: 7:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Start Times:

  • 30 mile - 8 a.m.
  • 15 mile - 9 a.m.
  • 10 mile - 9 a.m.

Location: Summer Stage located inside Lake Park from 7 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. The start and finish lines begin and end at this location.


Three routes are available, all starting and ending at the same location (Lake Park). 

  1. 30-mile route starting at Lake Park at 8 a.m. (on Milwaukee County bike path route to and from Chippewa Park)
  2. 15-mile route starting at Lake Park at 9 a.m. (on Milwaukee County bike path route to and from Kletzsch Park)
  3. 10-mile route starting at Lake Park at 9 a.m. (on Milwaukee County bike path route to and from Estabrook Park)


  • Adults (18+): $40 
  • Children (13-17): $25
  • Children (0-12): Free

After you cross the finish line you are invited to stay at Lake Park for a family-friendly post-ride celebration taking place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Share food, drink, music, and fun (including bounce houses and entertainment for children) with fellow riders, Salvation Army staff and board members, and event sponsors. 

Funds raised from “Pedal for the Red Kettle” will support The Salvation Army homeless children and youth programming.  If you have any questions you can reach us by phone at 414-302-4308 or by email at mkespecialevents@usc.salvationarmy.org.

To register for Pedal for the Red Kettle

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