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  • Events In Madison | July 30 - August 2, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Jul 30,2015

    IMG_9725Another beautiful weekend in Madison is rolling in! Check out the awesome & FREE events below to determine where you will be BCycling to this weekend!


    THURSDAY | July 30, 2015
    Bluegrass Series - Sparetime Bluegrass
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 5pm - 7pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Enjoy this weekly tradition of bluegrass and Americana on the Terrace.”

    WUD Music Presents: Hembree with Audio Bakery
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “The Americana and folk inspired band, Hembree, hails from Kansas City, MO.”


    FRIDAY | July 31, 2015
    Behind the Beat - Alison Margaret Jazz Quintet
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 5pm – 7pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Alison Margaret is a gifted jazz singer, arranger, composer, and pianist. She hails from Chicago, where she studied at the prestigious Columbia College, earning a degree in vocal jazz performance. Alison now lives in Madison, WI, where she leads the Alison Margaret Jazz Quintet, featuring the brilliance of vibraphonist Geoff Brady, pianist Dave Stoler, bassist John Christensen, saxophonist Eric Koppa and drummer Michael Brenneis.”

    Friday Live Music & Fish Fry on the Plaza
     with Merl Halverson 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6pm - 9pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “Friday Fish Fry on The Plaza, need we say more! Join us on The Plaza every Friday and enjoy great fried fish, fabulous views, and live music. In the event of rain, music will take place in The Boathouse.”

    WUD Music Presents: Natty Nation
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Hard Roots Rock Reggae & Dub -- this is the unique blend of music that is Natty Nation.”
    SATURDAY | August 1, 2015
    Dane County Farmer's Market
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6am - 2pm
    Location: Capitol Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: S. Hamilton & W. Main (103 South Carroll Street), Wisconsin & East Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue), E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St), W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “Visit the "The Largest Producer-Only Farmers' Market in the U.S.!”

    Hilldale Farmer’s Market
     
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 7am - 1pm
    Location: Hilldale Shopping Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: Hilldale North (726 N. Midvale Blvd.)

    Sampatti Yoga hosted by Patti Coen
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9am
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats. Participants will receive complimentary fitness passes to The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center. Leading with your internal compass, Patti invites you to join her to open and expand and to uncover and discover your uniqueness.”
    Call ahead to reserve your space! (608) 535 - 8240

    WUD Music Presents: Pho Funk with Woo Park
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Funk is a way of life, and PHO is bringing this nation back under the groove. Delivering a hypnotic array of the funkiest sounds to come out of the Midwest since the 80s, their debut album Cash It slams with an artistry in groove. This 8 piece powerhouse, Influenced by funk legends like Prince, Johnny Guitar Watson, and the Ohio Players, brings us all to the deepest musical truths. PHO comes together to push boundaries and stylistic limits by exploring funk, soul, hip-hop, and jazz sensibilities.”

    SUNDAY | August 2, 2015
    Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 12:30pm
    Location: The Chazen Museum - 750 University Ave. 
    Nearest BCycle Station: N. Lake St. @ University Ave. (381 N. Lake St.)
    "Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen is a monthly music concert performed in the museum's Brittingham Gallery III on the first Sunday of every month. The gallery seats approximately 100 people; admission is free and first-come, first-served."

    Make sure to tag your posts/photos on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram: #ridethered!

    IMG_9901Pictured above: Super happy & full BCyclers during the most recent BCycle Brunch Tour this past Saturday with Madison Eats!
  • Top Rider Tuesday | Ron Singer

    by Christina Otten | Jul 28,2015

    Happy Top Rider Tuesday! 

    Remember seeing the photo of the current #2 Top Rider Ron and his adorable puppy Riley using B-Connected in Austin, Texas last week? We thought it would be nice if the Madison BCycle Top Riders had a little introduction to the rest of the BCycle community, much like the summer interns introduced ourselves. And today, we introduce to you Ron Singer.
    Ron Singer top rider
    Not only was Ron the Top Rider in 2012, but he was also the first rider to complete Le Tour de B-cycle for the 2013 season! He has been an avid BCycler from the very beginning-- he first joined in May of 2011, came in second for the Top Rider challenge, and was so amped to be the Top Rider that he went on to win the following year! 

    Ron is retired with two children, two step children, and a bunch of super cute grandchildren...and best not forget his BCycle riding companion, Riley! He is a lover of biking, swimming, and being active in general. You have probably seen him BCycling around Madison most days, or volunteering with BCycle at several events over the summer! 
    Ron and Riley
    Some Ron Singer fast facts:
    Name:  Ron Singer
    Hometown: New York
    Occupation: Retired
    Favorite BCycle station and whyJenifer & Willy St., because it is steps from his home.
    Favorite feature of Madison BCycle: Being able to make one-way trips without concern about getting your bike back home. (For example, being able to BCycle to work on a beautiful morning and take the bus home if it beings to rain that afternoon = huge perk!)
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Orange Custard and Chocolate Chip. Yum!
    Brat, dog, or burger?  Veggie anything.
    Favorite quote: "...Nothing to fear but fear itself" - FDR
    Do you own your own bicycle? If so, why do you choose to ride BCycle as well? Ron actually owns three of his own bicycles, but he only rides them if using BCycle is not an option.

    We hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about Ron! Keep your eyes peeled for more Top Rider Tuesday fun in the coming weeks!

    Happy riding, BCyclers! And as aways, #ridethered.


  • Events in Madison | July 16-19, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Jul 16,2015
    It's already the middle of July! IMG_9680Things are really picking up here in good ol' Madison. This weekend is filled with awesome things to do from the Dane County Fair to Bret Farve playing in our own Camp Randall. Check out the BCycle-friendly events below. 
    PS, this week not all of the events are free; most, but not all! 
    THURSDAY | July 16, 2015

    Dane County Fair 
    Cost: See here for pricing.
    Time: All day!
    Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “For over 160 years, the Dane County Fair has been a family destination for people in the Dane County area.”

    Bluegrass Series – Boo Bradley 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 5pm - 7pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Enjoy this weekly tradition of bluegrass and Americana on the Terrace.”

    Concerts on the Rooftop with Start Making Sense (Talking Heads Tribute)
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 7pm - 9pm; Bar opens at 6pm
    Location:  William T. Evjue Rooftop Garden (One John Nolen Drive) 
    Nearest BCycle stations: E. Wilson & MLK (38 East Wilson Street), W. Wilson & MLK (22 West Wilson Street)
    “A truly unique Madison experience!  Enjoy spectacular local bands accompanied by the best views in the city!  Concerts on the Rooftop offer a wonderful opportunity for networking after work, or kicking back with friends and family."

    WUD Music Presents: Mr. Twin Sister with Moon King
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Long Island natives, Mr. Twin Sister draws their influences from chillwave, indie pop and disco genres. The quintet has been compared to Portishead and Cocteau Twins.”


    FRIDAY | July 17, 2015
    Dane County Fair 
    Cost: See here for pricing.
    Time: All day!
    Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “For over 160 years, the Dane County Fair has been a family destination for people in the Dane County area.”

    Madison Maxwell Street Days 
    List of Vendors Click Here 
    Cost: Free to walk around!
    Time: 8am – 6pm
    Location: State Street
    Nearest BCycle Stations: Check out our Station Map to find one

    of our many stations near State Street
    “More than 40 years of great bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, sporting goods, books and more, plus fabulous food from nearly a hundred State Street and Capitol Square.”

    Behind the Beat: Johannes Wallmann and FUNtet 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 5pm - 7pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “In twelve years in New York City, and five years in Oakland, Califorina, the German-born, Vancouver Island-raised and now Wisconsin-based pianist Johannes Wallmann has established himself as a skilled and creative composer of complex yet highly engaging music. In the fall of 2012, Dr. Wallmann moved to Madison, Wisconsin to become Director of Jazz Studies at UW Madison’s School of Music.”

    WUD Music Presents: The Vespers
     with Ida Jo
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    “Made up of two sibling duos, the Cryar Sisters and the Jones Brothers, the Vespers are an americana band from Nashville, TN. Their sound consists of a variety of acoustic instruments and dazzling vocal harmonies.”
    SATURDAY | July 18, 2015
    Hilldale Farmer’s Market

    IMG_9565Cost: FREE
    Time: 7am - 1pm
    Location: Hilldale Shopping Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: Hilldale North (726 N. Midvale Blvd.)
    Located at the rear of our shopping center where Segoe Road meets Heather Crest, you'll find a wonderful selection of local food purveyors with a delightful array of fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, plants, flowers and more.”

    Dane County Farmer's Market
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6am - 2pm
    Location: Capitol Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: S. Hamilton & W. Main (103 South Carroll Street), Wisconsin & East Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue), E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St), W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “Visit the "The Largest Producer-Only Farmers' Market in the U.S.”!”

    Madison Maxwell Street Days
    List of Vendors Click Here 
    Cost: Free to walk around!
    Time: 8am – 6pm
    Location: State Street
    Nearest BCycle Stations: Check out our Station Map to find one of our many stations near State Street
    “More than 40 years of great bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, sporting goods, books and more, plus fabulous food from nearly a hundred State Street and Capitol Square."

    2nd Midwest Mustache and Beard Wearer's Championship
    Cost: FREE spectation
    Time: Begins at 1pm
    Location: Orpheum Theater (216 State Street)
    Nearest BCycle Stations: W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    "Remington Presents: 2nd Annual Midwest Mustache and Beard Wearer’s Championships.$25 for competitors, spectators are free! All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Gilda’s Club."

    Dane County Fair 
    Cost: See here for pricing.
    Time: All day!
    Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “For over 160 years, the Dane County Fair has been a family destination for people in theDane County area.”

    WUD Music Presents: The Oh My’s with Me eN You
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “The O'My's are the new sound of Chicago Soul. Rising stars in the midst of a Chicago music and cultural renaissance, The O'My's have recorded and shared stages with Chance the Rapper, Wyclef Jean, ZZ Ward, Ab Soul, Twista, NoName Gypsy, Mick Jenkins, Save Money, Yo Yo Ma, and Kids These Days. A multi instrument, multi-ethnic crew, The O'My's are led by co-founders and songwriters, singer/guitarist Maceo Haymes and keyboardist Nick Hennessey. Local hip hop collective Me eN You to open.”


    SUNDAY | July 19, 2015
    Dane County Fair 
    Cost: See here for pricing.
    Time: All day!
    Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “For over 160 years, the Dane County Fair has been a family destination for people in the Dane County area.”

    Madison 
    Maxwell Street Days
    List of Vendors Click Here
    Cost: Free to walk around!
    Time: 10am – 5pm
    Location: State Street
    Nearest BCycle Stations: Check out our Station Map to find one of our many stations near State Street
    “More than 40 years of great bargains on clothing, jewelry, gifts, artwork, sporting goods, books and more, plus fabulous food from nearly a hundred State Street and Capitol Square.”

    Brett Farve’s Legends Game 
    Cost: Tickets range from $35 - $55
    Time: Beings at 4pm
    Location: Camp Randall Stadium
    Nearest BCycle Station: S. Breese @ Camp Randall (92 S. Breese Terrace)
    “Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre will take the field once again to celebrate his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.”

    WUD Music Presents
    Shamir w/ DJ Radish
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 8pm – 11pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “Shamir is an American singer-songwriter from Las Vegas, NV. His countertenor voice leaves listeners stopped in their tracks, waiting for more."

    Happy riding! And as always, #ridethered

  • BCycle Blanket @ Concerts on the Square!

    by Martha Laugen, Christina Otten | Jul 14,2015
     
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    Hi Madison BCycle members!
    Thank you so much for Riding the Red this season as we've endured both sunshine and rain, packed weekends, and lazy Sundays! We want to announce our first 2015 gathering to thank you for riding as a BCycle member!

    Since we already share bikes, why not share a picnic blanket and some treats
    Wednesday evening starting at 5:30pm for Madison's Concerts on the Square!


    Here are the details: 
    Join us on the B Blanket to enjoy musicmunchies, and a tasty beverage compliments of Madison BCycle and HotelRED!
    - Annual & Monthly Members: Receive special B Swag as a thank you for Riding the Red
    - Bring a non-member friend and they receive $20 off annual membership, plus easy sign-up right there on the lawn!
    - We will stake out the best spot nice and early, and offer location particulars via Twitter and Facebook. Tune in and bring approved blankets and chairs if you like.
    - Please note: We plan to B Good, so click here for concertgoer etiquette and tips. 


    Please RSVP if you can (so we can plan well!) and we'll see you Wednesday! 

    Madison BCycle means you can ditch your car and bike parking woes and ride with us! Check the BCycle Now free app for station location and real-time availability updates!


    Event Details HERE

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    Thanks for riding! And as always, #ridethered
  • Events In Madison | July 9-12, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Jul 09,2015
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    Happy almost weekend fellow BCyclers! Here is the low-down on all things happening this weekend near a B Station. They are FREE, super fun, and easy to BCycle to...what could be better?

    THURSDAY | July 9, 2015

    Terrace After Dark: Bluegrass Series
     -Northern Comfort
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 5pm - 7pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    "
    Enjoy this weekly tradition of bluegrass and Americana on the Terrace."

    Concerts on the Rooftop with Madison County
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 7pm - 9pm; Bar opens at 6pm
    Location:  William T. Evjue Rooftop Garden (One John Nolen Drive) 
    Nearest BCycle stations: E. Wilson & MLK (38 East Wilson Street), W. Wilson & MLK (22 West Wilson Street)

    “A truly unique Madison experience!  Enjoy spectacular local bands accompanied by the best views in the city!  Concerts on the Rooftop offer a wonderful opportunity for networking after work, or kicking back with friends and family.”

    WUD Music Presents: The Mighty Fox with Tail Walker
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    "Mighty Fox isn't just a musical project but rather a journey. As an up-and-coming group based in Chicago that has already gotten industry professionals stirring, it's clear that this project is more than just a "band" but rather a way of life for the musicians involved."


    FRIDAY | July 10, 2015
    Behind the Beat Crooked Country
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 5pm - 7pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    Friday Live Music & Fish Fry on the Plaza
     with Mike McCloskey
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6pm - 9pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)

    “Friday Fish Fry on The Plaza, need we say more! Join us on The Plaza every Friday and enjoy great fried fish, fabulous views, and live music. In the event of rain, music will take place in The Boathouse.”

    WUD Music Presents
    : Devil's Fen
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    "Devil's Fen relishes in improvisation, while staying grounded in melody, harmony, and groove. To see them live is to experience something new each time, whether it 

    be four-part vocal harmonies or heavy hitting guitar leads."


    SATURDAY | July 11, 2015
    Dane County Farmers Market 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6am - 2pm
    Location: Wilson Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd  ***Notice: Different location this week due to Art Fair on the Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: W. Wilson & MLK (22 West Wilson Street); E Wilson & MLK(28 East Wilson Street)
    “Visit the "The Largest Producer-Only Farmers' Market in the U.S.”!”

    Yoga on The Plaza
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9am
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)

    "Start your Weekend with a Stretch! The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center features FREE Yoga on the Plaza Instructed by SamaPatti Specializing in Balance & Equilibrium. Practice Wellness on the Water at The Edgewater."

    Art Fair on the Square
     
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 9am - 6pm
    Location: Capitol Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: S. Hamilton & W. Main (103 South Carroll Street), Wisconsin & East Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue), E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St), W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)

    With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as more than 450 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison's Capitol Square." 

    Hilldale Farmer’s Market
     
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 7am - 1pm
    Location: Hilldale Shopping Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: Hilldale North (726 N. Midvale Blvd.)

    Located at the rear of our shopping center where Segoe Road meets Heather Crest, you'll find a wonderful selection of local food purveyors with a delightful array of fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, cheese, plants, flowers and more.”


    WUD Music Presents
    Jacob Powell 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    "Lawrenceburg, TN native Jacob Powell began his college career in pursuit of a pre-med degree. Then, as he began playing shows in bars around Tennessee Tech's campus, he 180'd his career goals. Now he charms fans around the country with his song
    "Koozie" - a lighthearted salute to that neoprene sleeve -- among many others."

    Mad Fresh Court '15 - Madison Bike Polo Tournament
    Cost: FREE spectating
    Time: Begins at 10am
    Location: Reynolds Park (851 East Dayton Street)
    Nearest BCycle Station: E. Gorham & N. Brearly (988 E. Gorham St.)

    "Players from Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Wausau and Minneapolis are getting together to shred the courts and support the awesome Bike Polo scene in Madison!!  If you haven’t seen a Bike Polo match- this is your chance to experience a s
    uper fun time with high energy action packed play!!!  Annnnnd… there will be plenty of NessAlla Kombucha available to quench your thirst!!  Come on out for a super great time!!! OH!! It’s Family friendly too- bring your kids- they’ll have a blast!!"


    SUNDAY | July 12, 2015
    Yoga on The Plaza 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9am
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)

    "Start your Weekend with a Stretch! The Edgewater Spa & Wellness Center features FREE Yoga on the Plaza Instructed by SamaPatti
     Specializing in Balance & Equilibrium. Practice Wellness on the Water at The Edgewater."

    Art Fair on the Square 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 9am - 5pm
    Location: Capitol Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: S. Hamilton & W. Main (103 South Carroll Street), Wisconsin & East Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue), E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St), W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    "With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as more than 450 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison's Capitol Square." 

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    CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: for the 411 on what exactly BCycle is, and look for more "how to" videos to come!
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    f you take any awesome BCycle pictures this weekend, we would love to see them! Feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page. 

    Enjoy your weekend! And as always, #ridethered.

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