Thousands of bicyclists are expected to be in downtown Madison Sunday for the city's third "Ride the Drive."
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will kick off the event on the Capitol Square at 10 a.m.
"(Armstrong) has been to Madison quite a bit (through) his relationship with Trek. He loves this city and I explained the event to him and he said he was in; so we're looking forward to having him," said John Burke, Trek president and event sponsor.
Bicyclists on the 6-mile loop will head down State Street before traveling down John Nolen Drive and East Washington Avenue.
"The bicycle is a really simple solution to a lot of problems. Congestion, the environment, the obesity issue, and the bicycle is a really simple solution. It's also a great way to showcase the city of Madison," Burke said.
Officials said they expect as many as 30,000 to 40,000 bikers to participate in the ride.