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  • Select Station Removal to Begin 12/9

    by Christina Otten | Nov 23,2015

    Beginning on Wednesday, December 9th, several B-Stations will be removed from the BCycle system for city snow management.

    Wanting to know when your favorite station will be removed? For the very latest updates, stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and the Madison BCycle website

    As the station removal begins, please plan alternate transportation accordingly.

    In the meantime, get out there and #ridethered! 
    Thanks!
  • Events In Madison | November 20 - 22, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Nov 20,2015


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    Rumors of flurries later today and tomorrow? Not a problem! Just make sure to bundle up on your BCycle rides this weekend as the colder weather approaches! Only 25 days until BCycle should be in full winter hibernation mode. So rack up those trips people! 

    There's lots of fun stuff going on this weekend! Concerts, Holiday Fun, Farmers Markets, oh my! Check it out! 

    FRIDAY | November 20, 2015

    ESPN Lunchtime Live
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 1pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place) - The  Statehouse – Wine Room
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “ESPN Madison sets up shop in The Statehouse (Wine Room) every Friday to discuss all things UW-Madison Badger Football related with host and former Badger himself, Brandon Williams! Lunch and drink specials are just one more reason to join us for ESPN Lunchtime Live!”

    Experience Madison College
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 4pm
    Location: Truax Campus (1701 Wright St.)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Madison College Truax Campus (1750 Wright St.)
    Is Madison College the right place for you? Find your fit at an Experience Madison College open house. You'll spend an afternoon on campus and get a feel for life as a Madison College student. Explore programs that interest you. Meet current students and instructors. Tour campus and participate in a mini-class. Learn about financial aid, campus life, student organizations, and more. Prospective students and their parents, guardians, and mentors are welcome.

    Holiday Art Fair
    Cost: $6
    Time: 2:30 - 7pm
    Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
    Nearest BCycle Station: W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “This November 20–22 MMoCA will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Holiday Art Fair. This annual event offers visitors a fun-filled weekend of artist booths, live music and dance performances, gourmet treats, and an opportunity to gather with family and friends. During the fair MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts become a shopping wonderland. Visitors will have the chance to explore over 75 booths offering art, fine craft, and specialty food favors. The fair takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, making it well timed for thoughtful gift-giving options.”

    InDIGenous Jazz Series: Piano Summit with Jim Erickson, Jane Reynolds, Dave Stoler, and Joan Wildman
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Location: Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street.
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park Street)
    “If you’re a jazz enthusiast, the InDIGenous Jazz Series’ local Midwestern artists will blow you away with their performances of original compositions on piano, trumpet and more, presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater in partnership with the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium and Madison Music Collective!”

    University Theater Presents: THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM
    Cost: $22/ticket
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: 821 University Avenue.
    Nearest BCycle Station: N. Lake St. @ University Ave. (381 N. Lake St.)
    "’Once upon a time, two penniless beaux are forced to flee their creditors in the expensive beau monde of London and roam about the countryside seeking salvation by marrying women of great beauty (if possible) and fortune (without question). They fetch up in the country town of Litchfield and put their stratagem into play. It all works wonderfully well, although not before many a diverting moment involving such matters as a highway robbery, life in an inn owned by a rogue, mistaken identity, much sexual innuendo played out in front of and behind beautiful and not-so-beautiful women, sword-play, heavy drinking--and lively comment on the nature and destiny of the genders, separate and together.’ --Tappan Wilder”


    SATURDAY | November 21, 2015

    Dane County Farmers’ Market *** New Location ***
    Cost: Free to walk around!
    Time: 7:30am - 12pm
    Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: W. Wilson & MLK (22 West Wilson), E. Wilson & MLK (38 East Wilson)
    “Over 70 selling members have reserved stalls at the Monona Terrace. In addition to pastries, cheese, meats, and honey, you can get your holiday fixin’s and gifts from local producers.”

    Holiday Art Fair
    Cost: $6
    Time: 10am - 5pm
    Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
    Nearest BCycle Station: W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “This November 20–22 MMoCA will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Holiday Art Fair. This annual event offers visitors a fun-filled weekend of artist booths, live music and dance performances, gourmet treats, and an opportunity to gather with family and friends. During the fair MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts become a shopping wonderland. Visitors will have the chance to explore over 75 booths offering art, fine craft, and specialty food favors. The fair takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, making it well timed for thoughtful gift-giving options.”

    Madison Women’s Expo
    Cost: $10 (Register online HERE for $5 off!)
    Time: 10am - 5pm
    Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “Women’s Expo is an annual tradition held each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Hosted by BRAVA magazine, the event features hundreds of exhibitors, celebrity guests and interactive fun encompassing every aspect of a woman’s life. Come shop, taste, play, mingle and more. Find your passion, get inspired, shop for great finds, connect with dynamic women - and savor and sample your way through the weekend!”

    Tanya Tagaq
    Cost: Tickets range from $10 - $25
    Time: 8pm
    Location: Location: Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street.
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park Street)
    “Inuit throat singing traditions are tens of thousands of years old. Tanya Tagaq has added her own spin to this often forgotten style of music. She began practicing throat singing when she was 15 years old and has since developed her own interpretation, which fuses punk, electronica and pure ecstasy to create music that is "sometimes haunting, sometimes orgiastic and always extraordinary.”


    SUNDAY | November 22, 2015

    Holiday Art Fair
    Cost: $6
    Time: 10am - 3pm
    Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
    Nearest BCycle Station: W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “This November 20–22 MMoCA will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Holiday Art Fair. This annual event offers visitors a fun-filled weekend of artist booths, live music and dance performances, gourmet treats, and an opportunity to gather with family and friends. During the fair MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts become a shopping wonderland. Visitors will have the chance to explore over 75 booths offering art, fine craft, and specialty food favors. The fair takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving, making it well timed for thoughtful gift-giving options.”

    Madison Women’s Expo
    Cost: $10 (Register online HERE for $5 off!)
    Time: 10am - 4pm
    Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “Women’s Expo is an annual tradition held each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Hosted by BRAVA magazine, the event features hundreds of exhibitors, celebrity guests and interactive fun encompassing every aspect of a woman’s life. Come shop, taste, play, mingle and more. Find your passion, get inspired, shop for great finds, connect with dynamic women - and savor and sample your way through the weekend!”

     
  • Events in Madison | November 12 - 15, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Nov 11,2015

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    Have you participated in our End of the Year Survey? If not, click HERE! Make sure to enter your name and email at the end of the survey for the chance to win some awesome B-prizes! #ridethered



    THURSDAY | November 12, 2015
    Four Seasons Cabaret
    Cost: Ticket prices range between $10 and $21. Check here for details, or here to purchase tickets.  
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street.
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park Street)
    “The November 12 performance stars Amy L. Welk. Welk has performed in eight FST productions, including a role as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables. She grew up listening to musicals and loves bringing them into her performances. With a beautiful voice and years of experience, Welk brings stories to life with her songs.”
    FRIDAY | November 13, 2015
    ESPN Lunchtime Live
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 1pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place) - The  Statehouse – Wine Room
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “ESPN Madison sets up shop in The Statehouse (Wine Room) every Friday to discuss all things UW-Madison Badger Football related with host and former Badger himself, Brandon Williams! Lunch and drink specials are just one more reason to join us for ESPN Lunchtime Live!”

    Experience Madison College
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 4pm
    Location: Truax Campus (1701 Wright St.)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Madison College Truax Campus (1750 Wright St.)
    Is Madison College the right place for you? Find your fit at an Experience Madison College open house. You'll spend an afternoon on campus and get a feel for life as a Madison College student. Explore programs that interest you. Meet current students and instructors. Tour campus and participate in a mini-class. Learn about financial aid, campus life, student organizations, and more. Prospective students and their parents, guardians, and mentors are welcome.

    Fitness Event: Lunch Time Yoga
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 12:45pm
    Location: One N. Picnkney , Madison, WI 53703
    Nearest BCycle Stations: E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St.)
    “Start feeling happier and healthier with this relaxing, body-strengthening yoga session in DreamBank’s inspiring space! Led by Cindy Weber, owner of Cinergy Fitness, this bi-weekly class offers a unique opportunity to merge your dreams with your yoga practice. It’s a combination designed to help you achieve a renewed attitude of mindfulness and gratitude. Yoga newbie? No worries. We’ll teach you the basics and provide a yoga mat.”

    Girls Swimming and Diving WIAA Fall Tournament
    Cost: $6
    Time: Begins at 1:30pm
    Location: UW Natatorium (2000 Observatory Dr)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Observatory Dr. @ Natatorium Gym
    Schedule:  
    1:30 pm - Ticket Sales begin / doors open to spectator balcony
    2:30 pm - Diving Competition Begins
    6:30 pm - Swimming Timed Finals

    The Cut - Final Episode
    Cost: $5 student tickets, $8 regular tickets.
    Time: Two shows: 8pm, 10pm
    Location: Atlas Improv Company (609 E. Washington Ave.)
    Nearest BCycle Station: John Nolen @ Law Park
    “Amateur competitors have been chosen to go head to head in Atlas Improv Company's theatrical arena. Each week they will be challenged to perform unknown tasks in front of an unforgiving panel of experts. In the end, only one will rise among the rest. Because only one will be victorious. Only one will win a place alongside Madison's greatest improvisers. Only one can survive.”

    Soh-Hyum Park Altino, Violin
    Cost: $12 (Hint--Purchase your ticket at the door and save $4 on online fees!)
    Time: 8pm
    Location: Mosse Humanities Building
    Nearest BCycle Stations: Memorial Union (699 N. Park Street), N. Lake St. @ University
    Ave. (381 N. Lake St.), Hawthorne Ct & State Street (619 State Street)
    “Join us to welcome our newest tenure-track faculty member, violinist Soh-Hyun Park Altino in a concert of solo and small chamber works. The program will include the C major solo sonata by Bach, the second sonata by Brahms, and Charles Ives’s sonata no. 2. With pianist Martha Fischer, professor of piano.”
    SATURDAY | November 14, 2015
    Dane County Farmers’ Market *** New Location ***
    Cost: Free to walk around!
    Time: 7:30am - 12pm
    Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: W. Wilson & MLK (22 West Wilson), E. Wilson & MLK (38 East Wilson)
    “Over 70 selling members have reserved stalls at the Monona Terrace. In addition to pastries, cheese, meats, and honey, you can get your holiday fixin’s and gifts from local producers.”

    Girls Swimming and Diving WIAA Fall Tournament
    Cost: $6
    Time: Begins at 9am
    Location: UW Natatorium (2000 Observatory Dr)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Observatory Dr. @ Natatorium Gym
    Schedule:  
    9 am - Ticket sales begin / doors open to spectator balcony
    10 am - Diving Competition Begins
    3 pm - Swimming Timed Finals

    ART•SPIN Community Day
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm - 3pm
    Location: Chazen Museum of Art
    Nearest BCycle Station: N. Lake St. @ University Ave. (381 N. Lake St.)
    “Join us for hands-on activities that celebrate the creation of landscapes. Compose a landscape painting inspired by the artist Xu Bing using a variety of found objects. Make your own shadow landscape. Construct fabric collage landscape murals featuring muralist Alicia Rheal.”






  • Events in Madison | November 6 - 8, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Nov 05,2015


    Happy Friday, BCyclers!
    A beautiful Fall continues...

    Make sure to check your email for the Madison BCycle November newsletter, and "B" sure to take the quick end-of-the-year survey. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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    Friday | November 6, 2015

    ESPN Lunchtime Live
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 1pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place) - The  Statehouse – Wine Room
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “Join The Edgewater and ESPN Wisconsin every Friday this football season for Lunchtime Live presented by CUNA Mutual Group. Each Friday from 12pm-1pm in The Statehouse, Big Ten Network Analyst and former UW receiver, Brandon Williams will be joined by a different former Badger player/coach for an hour of football talk and analysis. Enjoy great food, better drinks, and a lively discussion!”

    Experience Madison College
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 4pm
    Location: Truax Campus (1701 Wright St.)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Madison College Truax Campus (1750 Wright St.)
    Is Madison College the right place for you? Find your fit at an Experience Madison College open house. You'll spend an afternoon on campus and get a feel for life as a Madison College student. Explore programs that interest you. Meet current students and instructors. Tour campus and participate in a mini-class. Learn about financial aid, campus life, student organizations, and more. Prospective students and their parents, guardians, and mentors are welcome.

    The Cut - Episode V
    Cost: $5 student tickets, $8 regular tickets.
    Time: Two shows: 8pm, 10pm
    Location: Atlas Improv Company (609 E. Washington Ave.)
    Nearest BCycle Station: John Nolen @ Law Park
    “Amateur competitors have been chosen to go head to head in Atlas Improv Company's theatrical arena. Each week they will be challenged to perform unknown tasks in front of an unforgiving panel of experts. In the end, only one will rise among the rest. Because only one will be victorious. Only one will win a place alongside Madison's greatest improvisers. Only one can survive.”



    Saturday | November 7, 2015

    Dane County Farmers Market
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6am - 2pm
    Location: Capitol Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: 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.”!”

    So Percussion
    Cost: Prices range from $27.50 - $35.50
    Time: 8pm
    Location: Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park Street)
    “With more than a decade of performances, 16 albums, various educational programs and international acclaim, S? Percussion may be the most innovative group around, playing classical music, their own compositions and commissioned works, all on percussion instruments. The group’s long list of performance spaces includes Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music…and Bonaroo! “An exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam..." (The New Yorker)"

    Saturday | November 8, 2015

    Madison Marathon
    Cost: Free to spectate!
    Time: Click HERE for a schedule.
    Location: Click HERE for a map of all B-Stations near you!

    UW Concert Choir
    Time: 4pm
    Location: Mosse Humanities Building
    Nearest BCycle Stations: Memorial Union (699 N. Park Street), N. Lake St. @ University Ave. (381 N. Lake St.), Hawthorne Ct & State Street (619 State Street)
    “An advanced-level flagship group with 50 members sings a variety of primarily a cappella choral music from all eras. Singers in Concert Choir have significant vocal and choral experience, as well as a high sight reading ability. Beverly Talyor is the conductor.”

     
  • Happy Halloween! Events in Madison | October 30 - November 1, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Oct 29,2015

    Happy Halloween, BCyclers! Whether you're channeling your inner witch or becoming Clark Kent and hiding your secret Superman powers, we hope that you get out there and #BCycleto some of the Halloween festivities going on this weekend in Madison. And don't forget to #BCycleto the Badger game at 11am on Saturday! 


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    FRIDAY | October 30, 2015
    Hilldale-O-Ween
    Cost: Free to Walk around!
    Time: 10am - 9pm
    Location: Hilldale Shopping Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: Hilldale North (726 N. Midvale Blvd.)
    “An entire week of bewitching festivities will be here for the whole family.  The public is invited to visit and enjoy (and snap pictures) Hilldale's bewitching décor, live music, yoga demos, Farmer's Market and of course...Trick or Treating on Halloween Eve! #Hilldaleoween15”

    Freaky Friday Food Tour via Madison Eats
    Time: 11:30 - 1:30pm
    Location: Begins at Fromagination (12 S. Carroll Street)
    Nearest BCycle Station: W. Wilson & MLK (22 West Wilson Street), W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “Get your freak on!! Learn about local ghosts and ghouls as we dine on spooky and delicious fare at 4 stops on this Friday afternoon food tour. Come in costume, yo! Enjoy Madison’s street food and local eats as we tour Capitol Square and the First Settlement neighborhood--a perfect freaky fall Friday afternoon outing! The earlier tour will enjoy innovative samples from Madison’s burgeoning food cart scene, including everything from Thai food, vegetarian comfort food and sliders. All tours enjoy fine cheese samples from Fromagination where we enjoy a guided tasting of some of Wisconsin's finest cheeses. Enjoy a stop at one or two area restaurants. The tour concludes with dessert from a local Persian restaurant, or a local treat shop before you are on your way back to the office or your next adventure! Aside from delicious food, you'll learn about the spooky history and architecture of our state capital and near east neighborhoods. The tour is about 1 mile and about 2 hours--perfect for a leisurely lunch with friends or co-workers, or with the kids--and provides enough food for a light lunch. PRIZES for best costume!!”

    ESPN Lunchtime Live
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 1pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place) - The  Statehouse – Wine Room
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    “Join The Edgewater and ESPN Wisconsin every Friday this football season for Lunchtime Live presented by CUNA Mutual Group. Each Friday from 12pm-1pm in The Statehouse, Big Ten Network Analyst and former UW receiver, Brandon Williams will be joined by a different former Badger player/coach for an hour of football talk and analysis. Enjoy great food, better drinks, and a lively discussion!”

    Experience Madison College
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 4pm
    Location: Truax Campus (1701 Wright St.)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Madison College Truax Campus (1750 Wright St.)
    Is Madison College the right place for you? Find your fit at an Experience Madison College open house. You'll spend an afternoon on campus and get a feel for life as a Madison College student. Explore programs that interest you. Meet current students and instructors. Tour campus and participate in a mini-class. Learn about financial aid, campus life, student organizations, and more. Prospective students and their parents, guardians, and mentors are welcome.

    Fitness Event: Lunch Time Yoga
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 12:45pm
    Location: One N. Picnkney , Madison, WI 53703
    Nearest BCycle Stations: E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St.)
    “Led by Cindy Weber, owner of Cinergy Fitness, this bi-weekly class offers a unique opportunity for your dreams and yoga practice to merge – a combination designed to help you achieve a renewed attitude of mindfulness and gratitude. No worries if you are a yoga newbie – we’ll teach you the basics and provide a yoga mat for you!

    The Cut - Episode IV
    Cost: $5 student tickets, $8 regular tickets.
    Time: Two shows: 8pm, 10pm
    Location: Atlas Improv Company (609 E. Washington Ave.)
    Nearest BCycle Station: John Nolen @ Law Park
    “Amateur competitors have been chosen to go head to head in Atlas Improv Company's theatrical arena. Each week they will be challenged to perform unknown tasks in front of an unforgiving panel of experts. In the end, only one will rise among the rest. Because only one will be victorious. Only one will win a place alongside Madison's greatest improvisers. Only one can survive."

    Chasin’ Mason
    Time: 10pm
    Location: Red Rock Saloon (322 W. Johnson St)
    Nearest BCycle Stations: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St.); W. Mifflin @ Central Library (126 W. Mifflin Street)
    “Live music by Chasin' Mason on the Red Rock'N' Stage!  Come see the band mentioned as one of the hottest up and coming bands in country music.”

    SATURDAY | October 31, 2015
    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.”

    Dane County Farmers Market
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6am - 2pm
    Location: Capitol Square
    Nearest BCycle stations: 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-O-Ween
    Cost: Free to Walk around!
    Time: 10am - 9pm
    Location: Hilldale Shopping Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: Hilldale North (726 N. Midvale Blvd.)
    “An entire week of bewitching festivities will be here for the whole family.  The public is invited to visit and enjoy (and snap pictures) Hilldale's bewitching décor, live music, yoga demos, Farmer's Market and of course...Trick or Treating on Halloween Eve! #Hilldaleoween15”


    SUNDAY | November 1, 2015
    Hilldale-O-Ween
    Cost: Free to Walk around!
    Time: 11am - 6pm
    Location: Hilldale Shopping Center
    Nearest BCycle Station: Hilldale North (726 N. Midvale Blvd.)
    “An entire week of bewitching festivities will be here for the whole family.  The public is invited to visit and enjoy (and snap pictures) Hilldale's bewitching décor, live music, yoga demos, Farmer's Market and of course...Trick or Treating on Halloween Eve! #Hilldaleoween15”

    Thanks for riding! And as always, #ridethered

     

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