Traditions new and old return to Green Bay Packers Training Camp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Some of the toughest guys you'll ever see are riding children's bikes to Green Bay Packers Training Camp. The annual tradition kicks off another season of Packers football in Titletown.

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It's been happening for decades. Children come out to greet the players as they begin practice. Players pick kids and ride their bikes to Training Camp.

People of all ages watch practice from Oneida St. They're affectionately known as the "rail birds."

The Packers and American Family Insurance host the DreamDrive. Kids hand over their bikes to Packers players to ride to practice. It's one of the most heartwarming traditions in all of the NFL.

All ages can enjoy the Packers Experience. It's a free festival, July 25-27. The Packers Experience features football-themed stations, a 40-yard dash, a replica team locker room, photo stations, and prize opportunities. The Packers Experience is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Johnsonville Tailgate Village is featuring an alumni stage. Packers alumni will take questions from 1 to 2 p.m. each day.

The Packers Experience requires fans to sign up for Packers Pass at or in person at the fan kiosk at the Atrium.

Packers Family Night is Friday, Aug. 2. It's a practice at Lambeau Field with a "game-like atmosphere." Family Night is capped off with a fireworks show.

On Aug. 5-6, the Packers will host the Houston Texans for joint practice. Texans players will also ride bikes to practice those days. Kids are encouraged to line up outside the visitor's locker room those days. All eyes will be on Wisconsin native and Texans star JJ Watt! Practices start at 10:15 a.m. those days.

For a full list of Packers Training Camp activities, visit

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