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  • Special Announcement for Annual & Monthly BCycle Members

    by Martha Laugen | Sep 16,2015
    Please note this member update from Madison BCycle City Manager, Martha Laugen:

    Yesterday we sent a note to all annual and monthly BCycle members that we would up upgrading our credit card readers today.
     
    Here's what you need to do:
    1.  Please go online and update your credit card information. If you don't do this, your RFID card will work still work at the dock, but your credit card will not work at  the kiosk. For assistance with this, just follow these steps:
     
    • Log in to your account using username & password
    • Click on the My Profile tab, then click Edit under Credit Card Information
    • Re-enter valid credit card information (it can be the same card you used previously, as long as it is not expired).
    • Click SAVE & log out.

    2.  You will still be able to use your RFID card (your B Card) at the dock without interruption. If you are missing your B Card, please call us at 800-473-4743 to request a new card – free of charge for a limited time. 

    Why are we doing this?
    To keep up to date with ongoing credit card processing requirements
     
    What does this mean for you?

    1.  The Madison BCycle system will work just as it always has.

    2.  For a short time, members from other systems will not be able to access their membership in Madison through reciprocity (B-Connected).

    3.  Your BCycle RFID card will continue to work in the other BCycle cities which participate in B-connected, however there will be times when reciprocity in other cities will be temporary disabled during their upgrades (like this one).

    Thank you for your patience as we keep Madison BCycle up to date and as secure as possible.
     
    Thank you,
    Martha Laugen
    City Manager, Madison BCycle
    800-473-4743
  • Ironman Wisconsin: B There for Every Turn!

    by Martha Laugen | Sep 11,2015
    Sunday is the big day! Madison BCycle extends a warm welcome to all Ironman athletes, family and spectators! Here are a few key tips to make the very most of the weekend, using Madison BCycle!

    Fresh Legs!
    Use Madison BCycle to run your pre-race errands or get to dinner from your hotel. Download the BCycle Now! app for station locations and directions to the kiosk nearest you. Swipe your credit card for just $3 at any station kiosk and enjoy unlimited 30 min trips for the next 24 hours!

    Expo!
    Take a BCycle to our East Wilson or West Wilson stations for easy access to the Monona Terrace and IRONMAN Village. Visit the Trek Trailer on the terrace! BCycle cargo baskets make it easy to haul that new pair of trou back to your hotel!

    B-Supportive!
    Use the map below (and posted on key BCycle station kiosks) to follow your athlete along the course and cheer on the racers. Just $3 at any kiosk gets you unlimited 30 min. trips so track your athlete throughout the course and see them progress. Just remember to dock your BCycle every 30 minutes to avoid usage fees. 

    Ironman Kiosk and Hotel Map
  • Events in Madison | September 11 - 13, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Sep 10,2015

    Happy Friday!!

    Don’t forget to head downtown on Saturday to check out the IRONMAN! IMG_0298Hop on a BCycle and do your best to follow along with the competitors!
    Several B Stations are equipped with spectator guides—so make sure to check those out before you venture out!  Click HERE to see the IRONMAN Wisconsin website!


    FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 11, 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.”

    Quilt Expo
    Cost: $9 entrance, $7 parking
    Time: 9am - 6pm
    Location: Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    Check this out for more information about the Quilt Expo, including its classes, raffle, and vendors!

    ESPN Lunchtime Live with Jim Leonhard
    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 12, 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.”!”

    Quilt Expo
    Cost: $9 entrance, $7 parking
    Time: 9am -5pm
    Location: Location: Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Way)
    Nearest BCycle Station: Sheraton Hotel (1702 Rimrock Road)
    Check this out for more information about the Quilt Expo, including its classes, raffle, and vendors!

    Fall Family Festival
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    Schedule:
    9 AM: Family Friendly Yoga
    10 AM -2 PM: Kids Crafts & Activities – Kids Yoga, Obstacle Course, Yard Games, Race
    Day
    3-7 PM: Post-Game Tailgate – Shuttle rides to Camp Randall, Tailgate Food Favorites, Cold Beer, Live Music on the Lake
    8 PM: Outdoor Movie: Big Hero 6, feel free to bring a blanket!
    “The perfect Madison fall day is a trip to the Saturday Farmers Market, a Bloody Mary, and family fun. Join us on The Plaza at The Edgewater for the Fall Family Festival, Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th! There will be family fun for all ages!”
    SUNDAY | September 13, 2015

    Fall Family Festival
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)
    Schedule:
    9:30 AM: Family Friendly Yoga
    10:30 AM – 2 PM: Kids Crafts & Activities – Kids Yoga, Obstacle Course, Yard Games, Race Day Sign Making, Noise-Maker Making
    “The perfect Madison fall day is a trip to the Saturday Farmers Market, a Bloody Mary, and family fun. Join us on The Plaza at The Edgewater for the Fall Family Festival, Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th! There will be family fun for all ages!”


    Have a great weekend! Happy riding, and as always, #ridethered

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    A picture of our awesome techs installing the NEW B STATION at Madison College this week!
  • Events in Madison | September 3 - 6, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Sep 03,2015
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        September is upon us and Fall is about to begin! There really are no bad times of the year to be in Madison...well, until it's -30 degrees outside. Anyways, Fall in Madison means Fall veggies at the Farmer's Markets, Badger Game days, and students returning to school. I'm so ready for all these things! Check out the list of things happening this Labor Day Weekend in Madison!



    THURSDAY | September 3, 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.”
    FRIDAY | September 4, 2015

    ESPN Lunchtime Live with Lamar “Soup” Campbell
    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!”

    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.); Wisconsin & E. Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue).
    “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! 

    SATURDAY | September 5, 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: 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.”!”

    Taste of Madison 
    Time: 2pm – 8:30pm
    Location: All around Capitol Square
    For the BCycle station nearest your destination, please click HERE for a map of all our convenient stations!
    Click HERE for the Taste of Madison website! 
    SUNDAY | September 6, 2015

    Taste of Madison
    Time: 11am – 7pm
    Location: All around Capitol Square
    For the BCycle station nearest your destination, please click HERE for a map of all our convenient stations!
    Click HERE for the Taste of Madison website! 


    Happy riding! And as always, #ridethered!
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  • Take Madison BCycle "Back To School"!

    by Martha Laugen | Sep 01,2015

    We're taking you BACK TO SCHOOL with the best way to get around Madison! 

    Back to School ALLFrom September 2nd - 9th enjoy FREE TRIPS at any station and some incredible savings on memberships.
    Details:

    FREE TRIPS:

    Head to any station kiosk, follow the prompts, swipe a credit card and ride for 30min. or less ON US! 

    HALF-PRICE MEMBERSHIP:
    Click Join Now to sign up for annual membership for 50% off. Enter the code BACKTOSCHOOL when prompted and set up your new (or renewed) membership for just $32.50! That means a year of unlimited trips, 30min or less - what an A+ deal!!

    LOVE TO RIDE MADISON BIKE CHALLENGE:

    This challenge wants to bring together the Madison community to encourage each other to ride a bike and enjoy all the benefits of bicycling. Just by riding for 10 minutes, and encouraging a friend or two to ride, you can win some great prizes! Plus - you can make your rides on BCycles for FREE! Click here for more details.

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