MADISON, Wis., June 15, 2021 – After social distancing forced last year’s event to move to a virtual format, Clean Lakes Alliance is excited to bring Loop the Lake back to an in-person event. Starting and ending at Olbrich Park, riders will follow the official Lake Loop around Lake Monona.
“We started Loop the Lake eight years ago to bring people closer to the lakes,” said Clean Lakes Alliance Founder and Executive Director, James Tye. “After a year of doing the ride virtually, we’re excited to have people back experiencing this ride right along the shores of beautiful Lake Monona.”
Spreading Things Out
Unlike in past years when Loop the Lake featured a mass start of more than 900 riders, this year’s ride will allow participants to ride the course anytime they want from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The clockwise loop will feature an ice cream and water stop as well as a complimentary beverage when returning to Olbrich Park. “The goal is to bring as many people back to our event while still keeping them socially distanced throughout the day,” said Tye.
In addition to the in-person ride, Clean Lakes Alliance is also offering a virtual option that allows people to run, walk, bike, or paddle any course they want anywhere in the world.
All entrants receive a ride t-shirt, compliments of Lands’ End. Kids 10 and under ride free, but also receive a shirt with a paid adult.
Loop the LakeDate: Saturday, June 19 – Olbrich Park (virtual ride June 12-20)Register: loopthelake2021.eventbrite.com
Helping the Lakes
Money raised from Loop the Lake will go directly toward funding lake improvement projects, community-wide educational programs, and volunteer monitoring – which tests more than 70 points around all five lakes.