LAKE MILLS - The 16th annual Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride will be held Saturday.

"Participant safety, as well as the well-being of our community members is a priority," Katelyn Richter, assistant event coordinator for Tyranena Brewing Company said. "We are asking those cars travelling along our routes to be conscious of riders on Sept. 28th."

This year's ride has two routes - 25 or 50 miles - that pass through Jefferson County, with up to 1,000 bicyclists on the roads from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Overall traffic before and after the event will also be increased.

During the ride, both motorists and bicyclists are asked to take extra caution and share the road courteously. Drivers need to pass with care. Bicyclists are urged to use proper road etiquette and ride in single file whenever possible.

Official routes, while subject to change, can be found under the "Location and Routes" portion of the "Event Details" tab on the Oktoberfest Bike Ride website.

The post-ride festivities is open to bikers and those did not bike. The brewery is hosting live music performances from The Cajun Strangers, The Ryan McGrath Band and Frogwater, with no cover charge, from 1 to 10 p.m.

More information can be found on the Oktoberfest Bike Ride's website at http://oktoberfestbikeride.com.

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