The Modern Day Biker Gang

It’s you and your crew, all in, for the love of the ride.  Feel the wind through your helmet, the sweat on your Spandex and your heart pumping with every pedal. It all starts when the rubber meets the road and you join a group ride!

MSED2.1_15_FLYERIn cities all around the world group rides are becoming more and more prominent.  The concept is simple, meet, ride and enjoy the adventure.  It’s a modern day biker gang that doesn’t include Hogs or Hondas, but Treks and Schwinns.  And is bound by a passion for bicycling.

There is nothing quite like enjoying a self-propelled journey on trails and roads around the city. Group rides are a great way to meet fellow bikers, tour a city and explore beautiful destinations and events along the way.

One unique group ride is happening on Saturday, May 2, 2015 right here in beautiful Portage County.  Meet the other members of the gang at 8:00 a.m. by the Sundial on the UW-Stevens Point campus. Seasoned rider and 2015 Energy Fair presenter, Melissa Haack, will lead the ride.  The round trip 20-mile ride takes you on pleasant terrain consisting of 80% flatland and 20% rolling hills.

The destination—the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)’s headquarters in Custer, WI for the annual Move Some Earth Day volunteer event.  The MREA is offering $10.00 off day and weekend passes to The 26th Energy Fair on June 19-21 to anyone in the group ride biker gang.  Warm up for volunteering with an invigorating ride to the event, volunteer and save on your Energy Fair tickets.  In addition, enjoy a free tasty lunch and dinner before you and your gang depart at 6:00 p.m.

Move Some Earth Day is a fun annual volunteer event that helps prepare the grounds for the 26th Annual Energy Fair. Typical volunteer tasks include landscaping, clearing brush, food preparation, painting picnic tables, preparing the MREA garden, assisting with office work, Energy Fair promotion, and more. Contact Melissa at for information on joining the group ride and visit for event details.

Get on your bikes and ride!

Kaitlyn Kohl ( kaitlynk[at]midwestrenew[dot]org )

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization. Founded in 1990, the MREA promotes renewable energy and sustainable living through education and demonstration. To learn more, call 715-592-6595 or visit