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  • 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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    Stay Tuned:
    “What’s Coming Up This Weekend?”on July 16.
  • Meet the Interns | Madeline Rojer

    by Christina Otten | Jul 07,2015


    Today, I introduce to you our third and final marketing intern, Madeline (Mady) Rojer!

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    Mady is from Maple Grove, Minnesota, a town about thirty miles Northwest of the Twin Cities. 

    She is majoring in Marketing and getting acertificate in Spanish. Mady hopes to graduate in four years in May of 2017 and then continue on to get her MBA.

    When asked about her favorite memory, Mady said,
    “My favorite BCycle memory is actually not during the internship but my first semester sophomore year. I rented out a BCycle with my two siblings who were in town visiting, and not only was it my first time riding a BCycle, but it was also my first time riding a bike on University Ave. It was terrifying, but had to be done eventually, and now I ride down University multiple times a day!"
     



    Some Mady Rojer fast facts:

    Name: Madeline Rojer

    Age: 19

    From: Maple Grove, MN

    Favorite BCycle station and why: Observatory Drive at Natatorium, because it's right in front of another jobI have which makes it awfully convenient when I'm in a time crunch. That station has saved me more times than I'd like to admit.

    My role as an intern: I help to oversee and post to Facebook, table various community events, and help spread BCycle love!

    Favorite ice cream flavor: Strawberry

    Favorite restaurant in Madison: DLUX. Go there for brunch and you will not be sorry (it's also only a minute walk from the S. Hamilton and W. Main B Station, hint hint nudge nudge.)

    Favorite thing to do during Summer: That's a super hard question...probably boating on a lake. I kind of cheated with that answer because 'boating' includes all my favorite activities: tubing, swimming, wake boarding, tanning, etc. but I'm going to stick with it.

    Brat, dog, or burger? Burger for sure.

    Favorite quote: I don't think I have one favorite quote, but this in my top ten "A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for". -William G.T. Shedd


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    That's a wrap for our "Meet the Interns" portion of the blog! Don't hesitate to come say "Hi" if you see us out and about. We would love to meet you! 


    Happy riding! And as always, #ridethered

    Stay Tuned:
    “What’s Coming Up This Weekend?” on July 9th.
  • Events In Madison | July 2-5, 2015

    by Christina Otten | Jul 02,2015


    It's that time again! The weekend is rolling in, and there are plenty of fun and free things to do this weekend. It is supposed to be absolutely beautiful, so get outside and hop on a BCycle!
    B Happy & Be Patriotic!

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    Thursday | July 2, 2015
    Morning Play Date
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 10am – 11am
    Location: One N. Picnkney , Madison, WI 53703
    Nearest BCycle Station: E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St.);  Wisconsin & E. Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue).

    Enjoy a morning of meeting new friends and dreaming at DreamBank. While kids enjoy interactive story time and crafts, grown-ups can explore our new exhibits and enjoy a cup of coffee in our inspiring space. Free snacks, fun and learning abound so bring your hungry bellies, listening ears, and colorful imaginations! Reserve your spot today.”

    Thursday | July 2, 2015
    Terrace After Dark – Bluegrass Series – The Blackberry Bushes 
    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.”

    Thursday | July 2, 2015
    WUD Music Presents: Clemency with RAURA 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    Nashville, TN based Indie-pop band Clemency, and pop artist RAURA to open.”

    Friday | July 3, 2015
    WUD Music Presents: TUGG 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 9pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    “TUGG is a LaCrosse, WI based alternative SKA/Reggae Band. Come watch at the Terrace, as they channel tropical grooves and breezy melodies.”

    Friday | July 3, 2015
    Terrace After Dark: Behind the Beat The New Breed
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 5pm – 7pm 
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    Saturday | July 4, 2015
    Family Patriotic Party 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 10am – 3pm
    Location: One N. Picnkney , Madison, WI 53703
    Nearest BCycle Stations: E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St.);  Wisconsin & E. Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue).

    Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue - DreamBank is your Independence Day headquarters! From patriotic ribbon wands for parade watching to rocket garlands and festive accessories, bring the whole family to celebrate with us!”

    To sign up, click here

    Saturday | July 4, 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.”

    Saturday | July 4, 2015
    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.”!”

    Saturday | July 4, 2015
    Essen Haus’ A Midwestern 4th of July!
    Cost: No cover charge.
    Time: Begins at 4pm
    Location: 514 E. Wilson St.
    Nearest BCycle Station: John Nolen @ Law Park (John Nolen Drive)

    “Celebrate this 4th of July with the Essen Haus! Our doors will open at 3pm with all of your favorite German entrees and imported brews. Grab a seat on the patio and get ready for The Midwesterners. They'll take the stage at 4pm with a blend of country and rock that is sure to get you dancing!”

    Saturday | July 4, 2015
    Wisconsin Union Presents: 4th of July on the Terrace  
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 5pm
    Location: Memorial Union Terrace
    Nearest BCycle Station: Memorial Union (699 N. Park St.)

    “Celebrate 4th of July on the Memorial Union Terrace. Featuring local musical favorite Gabe Burdulis, Science is FUN: The Science of Fireworks with Professor Shakhashiri, Rodney Schreiner, Mike Leckrone and Members of the UW Marching Band, The Sundogs, The Wild Rumpus Circus Stilt Walkers and the Amazing 12 Foot Trout!”

    Saturday | July 4, 2015
    The Edgewater’s Fourth Fest & Rock the Dock Celebration 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: Begins at 12pm
    Location: The Edgewater (1001 Wisconsin Place)
    Nearest BCycle station: W. Gilman @ Peace Park (229 W. Gilman St)

    “Celebrate Independence Day and the opening of The Pier at The Edgewater’s Annual Fourth Fest & Rock the Dock Celebration!

    Sunday | July 5, 2015
    Pinterest Party – DIY Dream Canvas Décor 
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 12pm – 2pm
    Location: One N. Picnkney , Madison, WI 53703
    Nearest BCycle Stations: E. Doty & S. Pinckney (242 South Pinckney St.);  Wisconsin & E. Mifflin (117 Wisconsin Avenue).

    Looking to adding some pizazz to your walls? Using colorful scrapbook paper and Mod Podge, craft a wow-worthy wall canvas to showcase your passions and remind you of your dreams. We’ll provide the supplies, you bring your creativity! Reserve your spot
    today.”

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    Have you checked out our Freedom on 2 Wheels promotion? Save $20 on your next BCycle membership!
    Happy 4th Bcyclers! B Patriotic and B free on 2 Wheels! 
    Happy riding, and #ridetheredwhiteandblueFreedom15
  • Meet the Interns | Brandon Caplin

    by Christina Otten | Jun 29,2015


    Introducing…….Brandon Caplin!


    brandonBrandon is from Apple Valley, Minnesota. Just for perspective, Apple Valley is about 20 miles south of the Twin Cities and 10 miles from the Mall of America. Brandon is studying Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will be a junior in the fall and hopes to graduate in spring of 2017. After graduation, Brandon’s dream is to work at a marketing or advertising firm in Chicago. As a BCycle intern, Brandon has come to realize how important both teamwork and having fun are in the workplace, and appreciates the freedom to be creative that often comes along with working at a smaller company.

    Upon thinking about one of his favorite BCycle memories, Brandon said: “My favorite memory with riding BCycles was the first time I was able to get my roommate to try out a BCycle. We took a couple bikes from the Union South station and headed to the Terrace. It was a beautiful day at the lake…we even worked on our tans a little. My roommate has been an avid BCycler ever since!"




    Some Brandon Caplin fast facts:

    Name: Brandon Caplin

    Age: 20

    From: Apple Valley, Minnesota

    Favorite BCycle station and why: Union South, because it is right outside my current apartment.

    My role as an intern: I help to run the BCycle Twitter page, put out the monthly newsletters, as well as help table during events to inform people about BCycle.

    Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

    Favorite restaurant in Madison: Red Sushi on King Street.

    Favorite thing to do during Summer: Frolf (aka “Frisbee-Golf,” a sport played much like golf, but with a Frisbee).

    Brat, dog, or burger? Burger.

    Favorite quote: “Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur” - That which is said in Latin sounds profound.      
    (Obviously Brandon is a funny one)

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    Keep your eyes open for Brandon out and about! And don't forget to buy your discounted BCycle membership for only $45 through July 6th!
    Happy riding! And as always, #ridethered

     

    Stay Tuned:
    “What’s Coming Up This Weekend?” on July 2.
    “Meet the Interns | Madeline Rojer” on July 6.

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