The Lake Express Bike Drive returns in 2022

Join us in support of Dream Bikes and the Sixteen Street Health Clinics during the annual Lake Express bike drive.

In appreciation for your donation of a gently used bicycle, Lake Express will provide a complimentary roundtrip passenger ticket. The first 500 donors will receive a voucher by mail after the event.


Lake Express Ferry at the Milwaukee ferry terminal. 

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI


Friday April 29, 2022 8:00 a.m. to Noon or while supplies last.

Donations will benefit programs supported by the Dream Bikes ( and Sixteen Street Community Health Clinics (

Past drives have distributed bicycles in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago and internationally.

Since 2010, Lake Express has collected and distributed more than 5,000 bicycles through this program.

Please note:

  • Only bicycles in good working order will be accepted.  We reserve the right to decline any donation.
  • Bicycles left on site before or after posted hours will not be eligible for travel certificate offer.
  • The first 500 donors will receive a certificate by mail, redeemable for one roundtrip classic cabin ticket for the Lake Express (a $165 value).
  • Travel any time, any day. Certificates may be redeemed for travel on any 2022 travel date or time (see for more information.
  • Certificates must be exchanged for tickets by June 30, 2022. Call 866-914-1010 or stop in either of our ferry terminals to book your trip.
  • Travel certificates are limited to one per household, one per address.
  • Your donation of multiple bicycles is welcome and appreciated, but only one certificate will be mailed.
  • Certificates carry no cash value and may not be substituted for other products.
  • Certificates are valid for only the named donor and are not transferable.
  • Certificates posted for sale will be voided.