Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee | Event/Register
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33rd Annual


2017 Theme: “Milly Wonka”


June 17, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Start: Best Place at the

Historic Pabst Brewery


Bikes + brews + a day of mystery stops along the way

Greetings to you the lucky recipient of this GOLDEN TICKET from Mr. Milly Wonka.


Register before the 7th day of June and do not be late. You may bring with you every member of any family you have ever met… And everyone else.


In your wildest dreams you can not imagine the marvelous surprises that await YOU!


Drawing nearly 500 attendees, the Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee is the oldest and most historic group ride in the greater Milwaukee area. With over 30 years under it’s “tires,” this annual movie-themed group ride attracts and unites young bucks and old dogs alike over a common love of bikes and beer.


The FTTM is a casual paced ride covering 15-25 miles over a 6-7 hour span. The route changes every year offering a unique Milwaukee experience over and over again. Not only does the route change, but it’s a surprise until the morning of. What is more exciting than that? A mystery ride with mystery stops! The only thing you know when you wake up that morning is you will have a blast touring Milwaukee with 500 of your closest friends.


Past themes have included: The Blues Brothers, The Big Lebowski, Napoleon Dynamite, & Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Participants have the opportunity to dress up, participate in wildly entertaining contests and have a plain ‘ol good time. Basically, more fun than the law allows for over three decades.

What do I get in my SWAG bag?

  • Event themed t-shirt
  • Amazing healing power of beer sticker
  • Bottle opener
  • Surprise themed item
  • Route map
  • Ride Guide (explains the day’s schedule)
  • 1 free drink token (additional tokens can be purchased during registration)
  • Additional items may be provided by sponsors

Tentative Schedule

  • 8:30 – 9:30  Check-in, Registration, “hydration”
  • 10:00 – 10:10  Announcements and ride info
  • 10:15  RIDE DEPARTS
  • 10:30 – 11:15  Stop 1
  • 11:45 – 12:45  Stop 2/Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:00  Stop 3
  • 2:30 – 3:30  Stop 4
  • 3:45 – 4:30  Stop 5
  • 5:00  Return to Best Place 



You’ll have the option to “round up” your registration to make a donation to the Wisconsin Bike Fed, and the FTTM will be matching your donations! The Bike Fed is here to cultivate, motivate and unite a strong community of citizens as well as business and political leaders to move bicycling forward in Wisconsin.


We have also partnered with Dream Bikes, whose mission is to provide bikes and job opportunities to teens in low-to-moderate income areas. If you’d like to participate please bring all your unneeded bike parts as the Dream Bikes team will be on-site during registration to collect your donations.



Online registration open through June 7th

First time rider? Want more information? Visit our FAQ page.

Frequently Asked Questions