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  • #WhyIBCycle: Heather K.

    by Morgan Ramaker | Mar 26,2017
    #WhyIBCycle
    Tell us a little about yourself!
    I've lived in Madison for four years. When I’m not on campus for grad school or work, I spend my free time riding, enjoying every coffee or pizza shop, catching up on Scandal, or quilting.
     
    We know you’re a pretty big cyclist. When and why do you choose to use BCycle instead of your own bike? BCycle started out of convenience when my commuting bike was constantly getting flats. Not wanting to take my road or cross bikes downtown, I fell in love with BCycle. Bike sharing is a great way to get around a without the hassle of carrying a bike lock or trying to find a secure location. You know any bicycle will be in good condition and get you to your destination reliability. You're also part of a fun community that shares the joy of cycling!
     
    What is your favorite BCycle Memory? I really like riding BCycle on Badger football games days; it's fast, convenient and you always hear people say, "...that's a great idea!" when you ride past them. 

    We want to hear from you - Why do YOU BCycle? Email us at info@madisonbcycle.com to be featured next!
  • We're Back! Madison BCycle's Grand Opening, March 26

    by Morgan Ramaker | Mar 24,2017

    Spring is here, and so is Madison BCycle. To celebrate our spring re-opening, we is pleased to offer Madison residents and visitors free 30-minute rides during our Grand Opening week, March 26 - April 1!

    Riders can redeem the promo code 20176736 at any Madison BCycle station for a 24-hour pass that allows unlimited 30-minute rides. Rides over 30 minutes are subject to usage fees, and a credit card is required to reserve a bike. Riders can find their nearest BCycle station by visiting our station map or by downloading the BCycle app.

    Free rides are made possible through partnerships with UW Transportation Services, UW Health, Ian’s Pizza, Trek Store of Madison, All Campus Party, UW Credit Union, and Madison’s Central Business Improvement District.

    In addition to free rides, several sponsors will be offering freebies and discounts throughout the week, which will be promoted through Madison BCycle’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Stay tuned...


  • BHind the Scenes at BCycle: Josh R

    by Becky Lin | Mar 17,2017
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    BHind the Scenes at BCycle is a new series that we are writing to let our members meet the the BCycle team that keeps everything running smoothly. Today, meet Josh, a full-time service technician with BCycle!

    Tell us about yourself.
    My name's Josh. I grew up in the Madison area, went away for college and various other travels but ended up back here just in time to get involved with Madison BCycle. When I'm not working, I'm most likely making music. I play drums mostly but get into guitar and keyboards as well.

    How long have you been with Madison BCycle?
     Since April of 2011

    What do you like about working at Madison BCycle?
     The wide variety of tasks really keeps each day interesting.

    What is your favorite activity to do in Madison?
     Live music, especially open mic nights

    What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?
     Los Gemelos!

     What is your favorite BCycle memory?
    Taking a customer call from G Love (of G Love and the Special Sauce), and ending up with free tickets to his show that night.
  • #WhyIBCycle: Dan C & Café Domestique

    by Becky Lin | Mar 17,2017
    Photo Mar 11, 14 07 43

    Tell us about yourself.
    My name is Dan Coppola. I grew up in Monona and went to the University of Wisconsin. My wife and I moved back to Madison in 2014, and I recently opened Cafe Domestique, a bicycle cafe on Willy Street. I've been in the bicycle industry since I was in high school, working as a mechanic in bike shops, managing cycling events, wrenching professionally for USA Cycling and at USA Paralympic training camps, and working for Trek Travel. Cafe Domestique is a culmination of all of those years I've spent in the bike industry and traveling. We're excited to give cyclists in Madison a place to meet, drink a great cup of coffee and socialize. 
     
    Why do you recommend bike sharing?
    Even as someone who owns a lot of bicycles, there are situations when having the opportunity to drop off at a different location than your pick up makes a lot of sense. We also use BCycle when we've got friends in town and need a few extra bikes to show them our city. 

    What is your favorite BCycle Memory? 
    My favorite BCycle memory is actually from a long layover in Denver when my connecting flight was delayed. The Denver airport was not a place I wanted to spend my day, so I took the light rail into downtown Denver, checked out a BCycle, and cruised around for a couple of hours. What could have turned into a 7 hours of misery at the airport turned into a pretty great afternoon of riding bikes, drinking coffee and catching up with friends. 

    We want to hear from you - Why do YOU BCycle? Email us at info@madisonbcycle.com to be featured!
  • Got spring break travel plans? Check out these BCycle Cities!

    by Becky Lin | Mar 16,2017
    BCycle Cities

    Hey Madison BCyclers! While you’re gearing up for the warmer months ahead and planning spring break trips, consider using a bike-share service to help you get around new cities. The BCycle system is pretty extensive too! Here’s a complete list of all BCycle cities:

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