Meet Stefanie, avid BCycle commuter and UW Health employee! She takes advantage of the $20 membership for UW Health employees. Learn more about why she loves BCycle.Tell us a little about yourself!
My parents instilled the love of biking in me as a child. My sister Susi, my best friend Denise and I spent our entire summers in the suburbs of Chicago on our bikes. When I moved to Madison almost 23 years ago, I was so impressed by the bike trails!
When do you use BCycle?
I first used a BCycle while in Denver for a conference. I used it to explore the shops and restaurants of the city that I wouldn’t have been able to travel to by foot. So I was thrilled when BCycle came to Madison! My primary use of BCycle here is commuting from work to home. I am not a morning person so biking on my own bike to work is not going to happen. My husband drives me to work in the morning and I bike home. It is a fantastic way to unwind and get exercise in at the same time!
Why do you recommend bike sharing?
I love bike sharing! It’s a great way to experience Madison and exercise at the same time without needing a bike of your own. My husband and I spent most of our honeymoon exploring Chicago using their bike sharing system. It was a great way to see the city on the cheap. Before our trip, my husband hadn’t ridden a bike since he was a child.