Ride the Drive

Ride the Drive is back for its 10th year this summer (2016 photo).

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John Nolen Drive and other Downtown streets will become curb-to-curb bike lanes in June, for the 10th annual Ride the Drive.

Madison Parks announced on Wednesday that Ride the Drive will take place on Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 2018 version of Ride the Drive will look a lot like the 2017 version, which was focused on parks in or near Downtown and included fewer streets to make for fewer street closures and easier access in the central city.

The four-mile route for Ride the Drive is centered on Monona Terrace, with Brittingham, Law and Olin Parks near the outer edges of the route.

John Nolen Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic from Olin Avenue to East Williamson and East Wilson Streets for the event, so bicyclists, walkers, gliders and roller bladers can enjoy a motor-free Sunday afternoon.

The only other street closed for the event is Proudfit Street/North Shore Drive, from West Brittingham Place to John Nolen Drive.

The streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, or to become a volunteer or vendor at Ride the Drive, go online to http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/ridethedrive/

Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.