Early last year, Mama Tried and its affiliated festivities were among the first Milwaukee events canceled on account of COVID-19 crisis. It’s been a long, strange, and largely awful road since then, but Mama Tried is at long last ready and able to ride again.

From December 1-5, the city will host Boonie Bike Races, pre-parties, post-parties, happy hours, concerts, and the return of both the Flat Out Friday race and two days of the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show. There’s a lot happening, so we took the liberty of organizing all the officially-sanctioned events into one handy Mama Tried Guide.

Wednesday, December 1

Official Opening Night and Boonie Bike World Series Kickoff @ Elwood’s Liquor & Tap
This installment of Mama Tried brings the Boonie Bike World Series to town. There will miniature bike races over the course of the festivities, starting with Wednesday night’s kickoff at Elwood’s Liquor & Tap that runs from 6 p.m. to close. The race doubles as a Mama Tried official opening night party.

Thursday, December 2

Bike Night @ Harley-Davidson Museum
Keep the pre-show fun going with Bike Night. The Harley-Davidson Museum will host another Boonie Bike Race and REXXX will perform at the event that runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free for Mama Tried builders.

Official Pre-Party @ Fuel Cafe 5th Street
But there’s more! Once the 9 o’clock hour strikes, head over to Fuel Cafe to keep the fun going with an Official Pre-Party that hints at “general insanity” taking place at the 5th Street establishment from 9 p.m. until last call.

Friday, December 3

Boonie Bike World Series Race Round 4 @ Fiserv Forum Plaza
From 5-6 p.m. on Friday, Milwaukee Brewing Company is sponsoring a Flat Out Friday pre-show outside of Fiserv Forum that features another round of the Boonie Bike World Series. Get to the Deer District early.

Flat Out Friday @ Fiserv Forum
If you’re somehow unfamiliar, Flat Out Friday features motorcycle racers riding on top of a track that’s slathered in Dr. Pepper syrup and it’s awesome! Need we say more?

Flat Out Friday After Party with WebsterX + Population Control, Mosh Wah @ The Cooperage
An official Flat Out Friday after party at The Cooperage that features Population Control and Mosh Wah and is headlined by the one and only WebsterX. Need we say more?

Saturday, December 4

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show @ The Rave/Eagles Club
At long last, the sprawling indoor invitational that showcases an amazing array of more than 100 vintage and custom bikes returns to The Rave for two days of chrome-plated celebration. Also included: craft beer, a pop-up ice bar, and tons of vendors.

Happy Hour @ Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall
Starting at 5 p.m. and rolling until 9 p.m., Kochanski’s will host a Mama Tried-affiliated happy hour. Enjoy a few drinks as you talk about some of your favorite bikes from the show.

Official Mama Tried After Party @ The Iron Horse Hotel
Bring the night home in grand fashion with an “Official Mama Tried After Party” at the Iron Horse. The Saturday night celebration will feature tunes provided by DJ Boogie, on-site tattooing, drink specials and more. According to the Mama Tried website, “the hotel is ours!”

Sunday, December 5

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show @ The Rave/Eagles Club
Day two, baby!

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.