UPAF Ride for the Arts

Montessori School of Waukesha ready to put pedal to the pavement


by Michele McCormack

WAUKESHA-The students of Montessori School of Waukesha have a challenge for you: to help them support the arts in Southeast Wisconsin.

A team of 41 students will be riding this Sunday, June 2nd, in the annual UPAF ride for the arts.

The money raised by riders will support the United Performing Arts Fund which contributes to dozens of fine arts and educational programs in the Milwaukee area.

"Some of them are natural athletes, some of them are interested in drama and arts, " teacher Brian Bednarek told CBS 58 during a recent tour of the station, "some are really into academics. This is just another opportunity."

The team is so filled with spirit they've designed their own t-shirt.
All routes begin at the South Gate of the Summerfest Grounds

Due to the extensive planning of this event, the UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, will not be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Registration on the day of the Ride begins at 6 a.m.

Start times will be distinguished by the color of your rider number on your bib. Bike trailers will be allowed on all bike routes. All routes start at Summerfest. Each route is led by an official pace car.

The longest route 75 miles starts at 7 a.m.

In person registration is going on for the remainder of this week at the Shops of Grand Avenue on the 2nd floor of The Shops of Grand Avenue in the Plankinton Building.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Registrants will be able to sign up for the Ride for the Arts and walk away with their Ride t-shirt, bib, and other materials to prepare them for the Ride. 

For online registration go to:



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