Fat Tire Ride – since 1996

About the Fat Tire Ride of Lake Geneva

Fat Tire Ride takes place on September 10, 2016

Fat Tire Ride T-ShirtsFat Tire Ride T-Shirts

2016 brings two new changes to the Fat Tire Ride. Guaranteed T-shirts to all riders registered via website or mail before August 31st, 2016. This is when online registration will be closed and the registration fee becomes $40 the day of event. Whatever T-shirts are left over will be distributed that day at 11AM at Champs Sports Bar. Pre-registration Packet and T-shirt pick up at the Ridge on September 9th from 5:30-7:30PM and day of at Champs Sports Bar & Grill on September 10th from 8:30-11AM. Anyone who has registered in advance can avoid Saturday morning registration by doing so. Riders can also register that evening and pick up a T-Shirt at Champs on Saturday at 11AM once pre-registered riders have received their T-Shirts.

The The Ridge will have a limited block of rooms with a special rate for Fat Tire Riders of $159. Call 262-249-3800 and ask for “Fat Tire Ridge” to recieve the discounted rate.

They will also be serving a Wisconsin Fish Fry Friday evening. Please call 800-225-5558 for dinner reservations and or to reserve your room.

Our Gold Benefactor is the Walworth County Alliance for Children. A not-for-profit program dedicated to our local children assisting through the devastating experience of physical and sexual abuse and neglect. Visit WCACWI.org for more information and to find out more how you can contribute. Our Silver Benefactor: is the Open Arms Free Clinic, located in Elkhorn, WI which serves the health needs of the uninsured, low income and under-served residents of Walworth County. Our Bronze Benefactors are: Lake Geneva Museum, Geneva Lake Water Safety Patrol, VIP Services, Music By the Lake, Holiday Home Camp, Walworth County Special Olympics, Geneva Lake and Kishwauketoe Conservancy, Susan B Komen, American Cancer Society.

You can enter the Costume Contest as an individual or as a team of no more than ten people. Registration for the Costume Contest is an additional $5 per person. You can register the day of from 3PM-4PM at Pier 290, costume contestants must be present by 4:15PM when the winners will be announced for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place for both individual and up to10 person teams.

Free live entertainment (For Wrist Banded Riders Only otherwise cover at the door) by the Karlz from 1:00-4:00PM at Pier 290.

Fat Tire Ride of Lake Geneva is a fun bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake Wisconsin. Beginning at 9AM with an unorganized start time, begin the ride at your leisure from Champ’s Sports Bar & Grill in the City of Lake Geneva or The Ridge. Proceeding at your own pace, the ride is approximately 21.5 miles and the “rest” stops are evenly spaced. Participating businesses are Champ’s, Corleone’s, Shifters, The Owl Tavern, Gordy’s Boat House, Chuck’s Lake Shore Inn, SteveO’s, Harpoon Willies, Lucke’s Cantina, Pier 290, Bar 55, and Mars Resort. The ride is held rain or shine and travels through Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay with great views of Geneva Lake and Lake Como.

Participants receive a map of the route, a pig roast dinner ticket and a general raffle ticket. Other events taking place during the ride are a costume contest which you must register for the day of the event. T-shirts are handed out to all pre-registered riders. At 11AM T-shirts not picked up by pre-registered riders will be given to “day of registered” riders. If you cannot arrive before 11AM, someone else can pick up your T-shirt and packet for you. Additional pig roast tickets may be purchased for non-riders for $8.00 at Champs Sports Bar & Grill from 2PM-7PM.

Registration options – Friday, Sept. 9th from 5:30-7:30pm at The Ridge pre-registered Riders can pick up reg. packets and t-shirts. Non-registered riders can register at this time too.

Pig Roast is at Champs from 2PM-7PM and is included in registration fee. Additional tickets are $8.00 No drink coupons are included with the registration.

Lodging & Parking

The RidgeThe Ridge is our official hotel sponsor with special rates for the Fat Tire Ride.

Visit Lake Geneva
For area hotels and resorts please visit the Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce website.

Visitor Information Center
800.345.1020 or 262.248.4416
201 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

ParkingCity Parking Lots

The City of Lake Geneva offers parking at the following locations:

Cook Street Municipal Lot (Map Item “A”)

Center Street Municipal Lot (Map Item “B”)

Main Street (Map Item “C”)
Notes: South Side, between Madison and Maxwell Streets

Sage Street Municipal Lot (Map Item “D”)
Notes: No meters, free parking year-round

Eastview Elementary School/Dunn Field Lot (Map Item “E”)
Notes: No meters, free parking year-round

Seminary Park Lot (Map Item “F”)
Notes: Parking for boat trailers only

Geneva Street Municipal Lot (Map Item “G”)

Attached Document or FileCity Parking Lot Map  Click here to view a map of City Parking Lots
For more information on where to park, please visit the City of Lake Geneva parking information page here.