Cyclists dressed up as Santa and other jolly holiday figures(Daniel Gomez) EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Cyclists in Eau Claire got together for the city’s first Santa Cycle Rampage Sunday afternoon.
“We’re just getting a bunch of Santas together. We had a couple different routes just to keep things fun and festive, also safe for everyone that is riding it,” said Brandon Lafave, an organizer familiar with the Wisconsin Bike Fed.
That group started the first Santa Cycle in Milwaukee where they are based out of.
“Two main reasons that we’re putting this on is, number one we just want to have a fun holiday social group ride where people of all types of biking abilities and types of bikes can get together and spread the holiday cheer,” said Lafave. “And then we’re also just promoting and raising awareness for a couple of different organizations that support cycling.”
The diversity in skill set is something Lafave looked forward to the most when having the crowd of over fifty cyclist show up.
“I love seeing all different people, different abilities, different types of bikes, dressing as Grinches, or elves, or Santa, or rein-beer… reindeer! And just all riding together.”
Amy Marsh is one of the cyclists in the Santa Cycle Rampage, she pedals for the holiday spirit.“It’s just great getting all the cycling community here together and ride bikes and have fun and dress up and be festive,” said Marsh. “This should be an annual event where we all come together and ride around and hopefully […]
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