2015 Ride on Chicago

Professional cyclist Tim Johnson founded this ride in 2011 to raise funds and awareness for PeopleForBikes. Originally known as the Ride on Washington, the five-day ride traversed the eastern seaboard from Boston to Washington, D.C. In 2014, the event moved to a new location: the Midwest. Riders started in Kansas City, MO and finished in downtown Chicago, pedaling more than 500 miles in just five days.

The ride has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for PeopleForBikes, supporting our work to make bicycling safer in all communities. The event has also increased awareness for bike advocacy throughout the bike racing and enthusiast communities.

In 2015, the Ride on Chicago departed from Minneapolis, MN, traveled through Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI, and ended in Chicago. The 525-mile route consisted of riders pedaling an impressive 85-120 miles per day.


June 2: Minneapolis, MN to Winona, MN (120 miles)
June 3: Winona, MN to Reedsburg, WI (110 miles)
June 4: Reedsburg, WI to Madison, WI (80 miles)
June 5: Madison, WI to Milwaukee, WI (85 miles)
June 6: Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL (95 miles)

Interested sponsors can contact Charlie Cooper, vice president of membership & development for PeopleForBikes at Charlie@peopleforbikes.org

Image: Jamie Kripke