Lake Express Ferry, Milwaukee Bicycle Collective: Team up to collect bikes for local residents

Lake Express Ferry and Milwaukee Bicycle Collective
Team Up to Collect Bikes for Local Residents

Donate a bike during Earth Week, receive a round-trip fare on Lake Express

(Milwaukee, Wis.) – Lake Express Ferry and the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective, are teaming up to raise awareness of “green” travel and to make more bikes available to Milwaukee residents during Earth Week – the week of April 20th – by collecting gently-used bicycles. Each donor who brings a bike to the Lake Express terminal April 20-24 will receive a complimentary round-trip passenger ticket for travel on the Travel Green-certified Lake Express ferry. The offer is limited to one ticket per person.

“By partnering with the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective, we are able to promote green travel while also supporting a worthy, environmentally conscientious organization that is committed to helping Milwaukee’s residents,” said Ken Szallai, president of Lake Express

The Milwaukee Bicycle Collective strives to provide an affordable resource for bicycle repair, and access to bicycle transportation that is otherwise not available for area residents, while also encouraging environmentally sustainable use and recycling of bicycle materials.

“There’s always a need for bicycles in Milwaukee’s underserved neighborhoods. We’re happy to be a partner with Lake Express on this initiative and will be looking forward to putting some used bikes to good use,” said Will Kort of Milwaukee Bicycle Collective.

To donate a bicycle to the Milwaukee Bike Collective in exchange for a round-trip ticket for the Lake Express Ferry, donors can bring their gently-used bicycles to the Lake Express Ferry terminal located at 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 through Friday, April 24. There is a limit of one ticket per donor.

About the Lake Express: The Milwaukee-based Lake Express ferry began service in 2004, and it is the Midwest’s only high-speed auto/passenger ferry. The ferry accommodates 250 passengers, and holds up to 46 vehicles and 12 motorcycles. With terminals in both Milwaukee. and Muskegon, Mich., Lake Express makes multiple daily trips across Lake Michigan, with each voyage totaling two and one-half hours. Ample parking and easy interstate access are available at both terminals, as well as car rental, taxi and shuttle services. As a fun, fast and easy transportation service, Lake Express has become the premier travel option to avoid lengthy, congested drives through Chicago. For more information, or to schedule a trip visit or call 1-866-914-1010.