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  • Events in Madison | October 8 - 11, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Oct 08,2015

    There is nothing like Madison in the Fall. Get out and BCycle while the weather is this great!!! Going to the Farmers Market or taking a scenic ride? Make sure to snap a picture and tag us!

    Madison's weekend weather forecast: 
    Friday - 61°  & party cloudy
    Saturday - 66°  & sunny
    Saturday - 77° & sunny



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    THURSDAY | October 8, 2015

    Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel 
    Time: 8pm
    Location: Memorial Union (800 Langdon Street)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 NPark St.)
    “Jose Porcel began dancing flamenco and Andalucian folk dances at the age of 13, later becoming a soloist with the Ballet de Valencia and numerous other companies and a renowned choreographer. The dances the company creates and performs are fierce, passionate and breathtaking, accompanied by upbeat music produced by a live band of gifted musicians.”


    FRIDAY | October 9, 2015

    GLEAM: Art In A New Light
    Cost: Tickets ranging from $5 - $12. Click HERE for more info including dates and times!
    Location: Olbrich Gardens 
    Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
    “This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge
    exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation. GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.”

    ESPN Lunchtime Live with Pete Monty
    (A member of the 1994 Rose Bowl team, 2000 New York Giants Super Bowl team)
    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.
    SATURDAY | October 10, 2015

    GLEAM: Art In A New Light
    Cost: Tickets ranging from $5 - $12. Click HERE for more info including dates and times! 
    Location: Olbrich Gardens 
    Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
    “This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation. GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.”

    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.”!”

    Celebrating Healthy and Purposeful Agin
    REGISTER HERE
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 10am
    Location: Discovery Building (330 N Orchard Street)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Union South
    “Join us for a family-focused exploration of health, happiness and well-being across the lifespan. You'll hear entertaining talks and explore hands-on activities that can enrich your life.”

    Happy riding! And as always, #ridethered

  • Attention Members: A few small changes at bike check out

    by Martha Laugen | Oct 02,2015


    To all our Annual, Monthly and 24-hr Members:
    A reminder, we recently sent notification out that in our continued effort to keep up with credit card processing requirements you will see a small change in your experience at the kiosk starting Monday October 5, 2015.

    * Members checking out a bike from the kiosk will be identified by their mobile phone number and text message
         * This means you won't be prompted to swipe the credit card associated with your membership
         *  You will need to have your phone with you to receive a texted access code
    *  Your B Card will work directly at the dock, as usual
    *  If you need a free replacement card, please contact us
    *  We recommend making sure your account is tied to your mobile phone number. You can do this by logging in to your online profile, via My Account, above.

    Thank you for your patience as we keep BCycle as secure and up to date as possible.

    Sincerely,
    Your Friends at Madison BCycle

  • Events In Madison | October 1 - 4, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Oct 01,2015

    THURSDAY | October 1, 2015

    DREAM BIG: Less Hustle, More Joy with Ann Garvin 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 6:15pm
    Location: One N. Picnkney , Madison, WI 53703
    Nearest BCycle Station: E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St
    Life is good – but why try to live it all in one day? Wouldn’t it be nice to create less hustle, less fatigue and more joy? Dr. Ann Garvin is an internationally known author, public speaker and professor of exercise, nutrition, and health. She writes about the daily struggle women face to find their way in a world that asks too much, too often. And she’s ready to help you make a shift in your thinking. Ann will show you how to push back against a culture that’s constantly urging women to do more, give more, and always be their ‘best selves.’”

    GLEAM: Art In A New Light
    Cost: Tickets ranging from $5 - $12. Click HERE for more info including dates and times! 
    Location: Olbrich Gardens 
    Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
    “This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation. GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.”


    World Dairy Expo 
    Cost: $10 daily
    Location: Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “The international trade show for dairy producers includes 2,500 head of cattle, commercial exhibitors, educational seminars and youth judging contests. Annually Madison's largest convention, the Expo draws almost 67,000 attendees each year.”



    FRIDAY | October 2, 2015


    ESPN Lunchtime Live with JC Dawkins
    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!

    GLEAM: Art In A New Light
    Cost: Tickets ranging from $5 - $12. Click HERE for more info including dates and times! 
    Location: Olbrich Gardens
    Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
    “This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation. GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.”

    World Dairy Expo 
    Cost: $10 daily
    Location: Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    “The international trade show for dairy producers includes 2,500 head of cattle, commercial exhibitors, educational seminars and youth judging contests. Annually Madison's largest convention, the Expo draws almost 67,000 attendees each year.”



    SATURDAY | October 3, 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.”!”



    SUNDAY | October 4, 2015

    Stalzy’s Deli 5th Annual Oktoberfest 
    Cost: $5 per person
    Time: 11am – 9:30pm
    Location: 2701 Atwood Avenue
    Nearest BCycle Statons: Eastwood & Division (2048 Eastwood Dr);  Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
    “Like years before, you can count on magic, music, German and local beers, craft cocktails, amazing German cuisine and tons of great prizes to be won! As always, this is a family event, so please bring the whole gang along. We can't wait to see you all at Oktoberfest!”


    Don't forget to #BCycleto the Badger game this weekend against Iowa! Someone from BCycle will be right by the Camp Randall station to give you a ticket for a FREE BRAT and to help with overflow bcycle parking. B there or B square!

    Thanks for riding! And, as always #ridethered.


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  • Construction Means Early Closure for 3 BCycle Stations

    by Martha Laugen | Sep 30,2015
    Due to construction in progress at sites within the MaBcycle Linedison BCycle system, three of our bike share stations are closing early for the 2015 season.

    The following lists stations will close early, but have nearby alternative station sites, listed below:
    Hamilton & Main: Closed August
    Closest Alternate Stations: 
    West Wilson, Central Library, East Wilson

    University & Bassett: Closed 9/30/15
    Closest Alternate Stations:
    Lake & University, Hawthorne Ct. (& State St.), Peace Park

    Doty & Pinckney: Closing on 10/8/15
    Closest Alternate Stations:
    East Wilson, West Wilson, Wisconsin & East Mifflin

    These closures are the harbinger of exciting new developments in Madison. Still, we realize they may have a potentially adverse affect on your BCycling habits and favorite destinations. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    As we do throughout each season, we will work closely with the City of Madison and our local partners to explore temporary relocation options for the 2016 season. As we always endeaver, we will keep you posted via social media, web and email with the latest updates. For up-to-the-minute status on all stations in the Madison BCycle system, please download the free BCycle Now App for your smartphone. 

    Stay tuned, thanks for riding and here's to some exciting new developments in Madison!
  • Happy Fall! Events in Madison | September 24 - 27, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Sep 24,2015
    It may officially be Fall, but it sure doesn't feel like it! Cross your fingers for more perfect BCycling weather just like this! Here's what's happening for this coming weekend!

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    THURSDAY | September 24, 2015
    GLEAM: Art In A New Light
    Cost: Tickets ranging from $5 - $12. Click HERE for more info including dates and times! 
    Location: Olbrich Gardens 
    Nearest BCycle Station: Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Avenue)
    “This fall, Olbrich Botanical Gardens unveils GLEAM, Art in a New Light, a cutting-edge exhibition featuring site-specific art and light installations in the outdoor gardens. Local artists and professional lighting designers will collaborate to create sculptural art, featuring light as a major component in each installation. GLEAM will be viewable daily, during regular public daytime hours in September and October. When the sun sets, the Gardens will open for extended viewing hours and art installations will be illuminated, inviting visitors to see the Gardens in a whole new light.”

    Zola Jesus 
    Cost: Two free tickets per UW student
    Time: 9pm
    Location: 800 Langdon (Memorial Union)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)
    “This UW-Madison graduate turned electronic and experimental rock diva started performing opera at the age of 10. She has released five albums of distinct, emotive and passionate music.”
    FRIDAY | September 25, 2015
    ESPN Lunchtime Live  
    Time: 12pm – 1pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    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!”
    SATURDAY | September 26, 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.”!”

    Isthmus OctoBEERfest
    Cost: Click HERE to purchase tickets. Your ticket will guarantee you unlimited beer and food samples!
    Time: 3pm – 7pm
    Location: Central Park (202 S. Ingersoll Street)
    Nearest BCycle Station: S. Few & Williamson (387 S. Few)
    “Head down to Central Park in Madison for the 1st annual Isthmus OktoBEERfest!” Your ticket will guarantee you unlimited beer and food samples! For ages 21 and up, and no pets allowed.
    SUNDAY | September 27, 2015
    10th Annual Zoo Run Run 
    Cost: Free to spectate
    Time: Race begins at 9am; Kids race begins at 10:30am
    Location: Henry Vilas Zoo (702 S. Randall Avenue)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Vilas Park @ Arboretum (850 S. Mills St.)
    At either 9am or 10:30, watch the exciting start of the Zoo Run Run!

    Happy Riding!! And as always, #ridethered

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