May 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

You’re Invited! We hope that you will be able to attend the 2nd Annual Platteville Bicycle Festival on Friday, May 16th beginning at 5pm on Main Street. See complete details below.

Thanks to the creative designs of several local and regional artists and metal workers, Platteville’s Main Street district will welcome 4 additional creative bike racks to the landscape, as well as a Platteville Middle School and High School collaborative bike rack whose future home will be Legion Park.  The creative designs were submitted in response to a competition, which was organized and managed by the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee and generously funded by a grant from the Platteville Community Fund, funds from the Platteville Main Street program and the City of Platteville/Safe Routes program.  This is the second year of what is now an annual Bicycle Festival at the end of National Bike to Work Week which supports the communities growing interest in biking, recreational trails and healthy / active lifestyles in our community.

2nd Annual Platteville Bike Festival: Friday, May 16th

5pm - Creative Bike Rack Unveiling Walking Tour - meet the artists! begins at Livingston State Bank, 170 West Main

6pm - Bike Tour - bring your bike and helmet for a family friendly bike ride! begins at Momentum Bikes, 25 West Main

6:45pm - Food, Music and Fun! at the Platteville City Park - BYOB

We hope you can join us for this fun event and that you will spread the word with others!

2014 Bike Rack Locations and Artists:

Livingston State Bank 

Title:  Wheels on the Rising Sun

Artist: Brandon k. Marteny, Platteville, WI

Cold Fusion

Title: Miner's Tribute

Artists: Jennifer Haile & Jeff Baker/Baker Iron Works, Platteville, WI

Platteville Post Office

Title: USPS – Mail Rack

Artists: Team Schwert, Gays Mills, WI

Platteville Police Department

Title: Police Dept. Badge Rack

Artists: Emily Fields & Jeff Baker/Baker Iron Works, Platteville, WI

Legion Park and Field - Coming Soon!

Title: BART the Cow


Platteville Middle School Students - Rachel Burkard, Harllie Vosberg, Cameron Sokolik

Platteville High School Welding Students & Jeff Baker/Baker Iron Works, Platteville, WI