East Side Bikes

Bike Planters

We are proud to have commissioned the creation of ten decorative bicycles with flower planters throughout the East Side in the summer of 2022. 

The bikes enhance the area with new art and greenery and we've received overwhelmingly positive feedback from business owners and visitors.

Each of the bikes is sponsored by a local business. Thank you to the 10 East Side businesses that sponsored bikes in 2022:


Beans & Barley Bike Planter

Beans & Barley


Dogtopia of Milwaukee East Side

East Side Family Chiropractic Bike Planter

East Side Family Chiropractic


Edge on North Bike Planter     

Edge on North Joseph Property Development

Fusion Poke Bike Planter 

Fusion Poke

Izzy Hopps Bike Planter

Izzy Hops


Kind Oasis Bike Planter 

Kind Oasis

McDonald's Bike Planter     

McDonald's East North Avenue

MKE Film Bike Planter

MKE Film's Oriental Theater


Neighbor Art Studio Bike Planter

Neighbor Art Studio

Sponsor a Bike

If you're interested in sponsoring a bike for 2023, please contact East Side BID Executive Director, David Smulyan, at director@theeastside.org.


Upcoming Bike Projects


Oak Leaf Trail

Oak Leaf Trail

Within the East Side BID's boundaries, there are three access points to the Oak Leaf Trail. We're planning to work with the City of Milwaukee County Parks Department in 2023 to improve signage on the Trail to inform bikers and walkers of the shopping, dining, and activities available in the East Side Commercial District.


Biker Safety

Biker Safety

The BID is a strong proponent of enhancing the safety of bike riders. We're currently working with the City of Milwaukee on plans for improving the streetscape on North Avenue. We have seen across the country and the glove that local businesses thrive in pedestrian and bike-friendly areas. Business owners and residents today are eager to see infrastructure improvements that improve traffic safety and create new public spaces.


Stay tuned for more information on both of these exciting initiatives!