Milwaukee bicyclists are serious about their sport, and nowhere more so than in Riverwest, home to this weekend's RW24. The Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 30 and goes until 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 31. Riders can choose to do the entire thing solo, with two people and a tandem bike, with a team of 2-6 riders using one bike (less crazy), or with a team of 2-6 riders using 2-6 bikes (least crazy). Riders traverse a circuit of four checkpoints to make a lap, and riders with the most laps within their class win -- plus, to break up the monotony of riding a continuous circuit, cyclists can ride to rotating "bonus" checkpoints, which are worth two laps. Woo-hoo!
The RW24 has reached its capacity of 500 riders, but that doesn't mean you can't join in the fun. The RW24 is always in need of volunteers, or at the very least, friendly supporters cheering from their lawn chairs along the suggested route. Visit www.riverwest24.com for details or contact information.
Image courtesy of RW24