West Bend, WI – The 9th annual Santa Ramp Up bicycling event had the largest turnout ever and the dusting of snow made for an interesting spin to local establishments. The annual get together has become a holiday tradition for many; it combines a dash of Christmas spirit with a passion for bicycling and giving to those in need.
More than 100 Santa lookalikes, joined with a family of elves on the shelf, and a few random bicyclists showing off their St. Nick finest took off Sunday morning in seasonably chilly temperatures.
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, the local VFW Post on Sand Drive, 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.