West Bend, WI – A holiday tradition that combines the spirit of the Christmas season with a passion for bicycling and giving to those in need. More than 50 Santa lookalikes, a family of elves on the shelf, and a few random bicyclists showing off their St. Nick finest took advantage of near 40-degree temperatures Sunday morning to participate in the 8th annual Santa Ramp-up.
Bicyclists looking to burn rubber and some money in their pocket started from Gary’s Place and after a pint, pedaled it off to the next stop where more merriment took place.
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The sidebar to the event is money and food donations raised for the Full Shelf Food Pantry. Bicyclists are very generous.
To keep the fun moving forward awards are presented for the best dressed bike and the best costume.