chris slow roll

CHRIS KEGEL'S SLOW ROLL

 

2017 SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24th, 2017


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2016

To celebrate the cycling legend, Chris Kegel, we couldn't think of a better way to bring our family and the cycling community together than a "slow roll" bike ride.

This is a casual, no drop, 12 mile bike ride from State Fair Park along the Hank Aaron State Trail on our way to Lake Shore State Park. Once we reach the park, there will be bnners to sign and share your love for Chris.  After we return to the trail through downtown and hop back on the Hank Aaron, we'll head south off the trail at the 56th street exit and end at Kegel's Inn for a big tent celebration.

THE RIDE

9:00am - FREE T-SHIRT PICK UP

Show your support by wearing your complimentary commemorative T-Shirt on the ride. 

Your T-Shirt will be your ticket to engage in the free activities at the PARTY

PARKING - Arrive at the parking lot at STATE FAIR PARK AND RIDE on 76th and Main Street(see map)

 

 

 

 

10:00am - OFFICIAL RIDE START

ROUTE OVERVIEW

Head south one block on 76th, to head east on the Hank Aaron State Trail

Follow route arrows through the Historic 3rd Ward on your way to Lakeshore State Park

AT LAKESHORE STATE PARK

We all wish Chris the best in the upcoming months. Signing your name on the banners at the park is the easiest way to show your support for Chris. After you sign the banners, we will slow roll to the party at KEGEL'S INN.

RETURN ROUTE

Follow route signage through downtown as make your way back to the Hank Aaron State Trail heading West. 

At 56th street, take the paved exit SOUTH from the trail until you reach National Avenue. 

Take National Avenue to 59th. KEGEL'S INN is on the corner of 59th and National. 

 

12pm - THE TREK AFTER PARTY AT KEGEL'S INN

ADMISSION

Admission is free as long as you are wearing your SLOW ROLL T-SHIRT

BIKE PARKING

Lock up your bike near the south end of 59th street. Bike Parking generously provided by the Bike Federation of Wisconsin.

FOOD

Complimentary Brats, Pretzels and Beer. Please thank TREK Bicycles for the generous support for this party. 

PACKER GAME

Don't worry, we know we can't compete with Packer Sunday, so even if you don't feel like riding, head over to Kegel's Inn to watch the Packers battle the Lions on the OUTDOOR BIG SCREEN. Game starts at 12:05 pm. 

HALFTIME PRESENTATIONS

Enjoy stories about Chris from some of his best friends. 

LIVE MUSIC 

Chris grew up with Tom & Mike Sipin, playing sandlot ball in West Allis. Mike & Tom now run an awesome band called The Ozaukee County Jam Band. They will headline at 3pm. 

This is an Family friendly event. Live music will start at the end of the Packer Game. 

AFTERGAME TIMELINE

6PM - BEER TENT CLOSES

 

FAQ. 

DO I NEED TO RIDE MY BIKE TO COME TO THE PARTY AT KEGEL'S INN?

No! We welcome anyone who know's Chris Kegel and Family to join us for the celebration. 

Please come to Kegel's Inn anytime after 12pm. You will need to pick up a T-Shirt from inside Kegel's Inn to enjoy in the libations. 

If at all possible, we recommend that you ride your bike to the event. Parking will be VERY LIMITED at Kegel's Inn. 

IS THERE A FEE TO JOIN THE RIDE?

No, Trek Bicycles has generously donated the fees associated with the cost of the dedication. 

WILL THERE BE BIKE PARKING?

Yes, the Bike Federation of Wisconsin will have bike parking. There will be a bike corral on the south end of 59th st. Please bring a bike lock. 

WHAT IS SLOW ROLL?

More than a ride, it's a philosophy to go slow, to take in the scenery, and to enjoy your ride. 

IS THIS A FAMILY RIDE? 

Yes, Chris Kegel is a man that has always put his family first. Please feel free to bring the little ones. 

WHAT IS THE PACE OF THE RIDE?

Nice and Easy. Did we mention this was a slow roll? 

WILL THERE BE CONTROLLED INTERSECTIONS?

Tom Schuler and his helpers from Team Sports will have some intersections controlled in and around the third ward.

Milwaukee PD and West Allis PD are also in the loop about the ride. 

WILL CHRIS BE THERE? 

Maybe - we're taking things day by day. 

IS THIS CHRIS'S LAST RIDE?

Chris's condition is serious and has come to peace with the outcomes of his diagnosis. Although we might have some time for him to get back on his bike again, he feels very strongly this slow roll will be a great way for people to get together in his honor.