Santas bike through downtown

Santa’s sleigh got the day off in favor of bikes Saturday.

Hundreds of Santas rode through Madison on Saturday morning as part of the 2019 Santa Rampage. Organizers say a similar ride had nearly 3,000 bikers in Milwaukee last weekend. The ride started at Library Mall and went through the Capitol square before ending with a celebration at Lucille’s.

“Just to see hundreds of Santas riding down the road is pretty amazing,” Matthew Martinez of Dreambikes said.

The ride is sponsored by several local biking businesses. A biker enterance fee goes to support Bike Fed, which funds bike-friendly communities and creates equal bike access in cities like Madison.