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  • Attention BCycle Members: Renew your membership like a champ

    by Martha Laugen | Jun 22,2016

    Are you getting ready for another year of BCycle? Read on for a few quick tips to get you on your way quickly. (Hint: Read all the way through for a great deal at the end!)

    1. Know Thyself:
    Log into your BCycle member profile frequently using your username and password. You will LOVE all the ride stats you can see for your BCycle trips! Forgot your login? There are helpful hints at MadisonBCycle.com at the login site.

    2. Update & Renew with ease:
    Last September we upgraded our credit card processing equipment, so all members needed to update their Credit Card on file. If you did not do this last September, you must do so BEFORE the system will allow you to renew your current membership. Here’s how it’s done…


    3.  Try something new!
    Our Madtown Monthly membership gives riders 60-min trip times instead of the usual 30-minutes, for just $15/month. With auto-renewal, you can set it and forget it, or suspend your membership if you’re out of town or just not bike sharing much. Check it out here if you want to try something new for a change!

    4.  Spend some time, save some bucks.
    For reading this little tutorial and renewing your current membership BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15, 2016, we’ll give you $15 off an annual membership. Just enter the code RENEWCC16 when prompted in the renewal process. This is for annual membership renewals only, and expires on September 15, 2016.

    Thanks for riding!

    Your friends at Madison BCycle

  • Madison BCycle Cheese Curd Crawl

    by Martha Laugen | Jun 21,2016

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    June is National Dairy Month!! Best way to celebrate? A BCycle cheese curd crawl around town this weekend! Click here for a stop-by-stop map to guide you along your cheesy route.
     
    Start at Union South's The Sett with their Garlic Cheese Curds. Grab a BCycle at our Union South Station.
     
    Dock at the Hawthorne Ct & State Street station and head over to State Street Brats for their Wisconsin Cheese Curd Basket (a half pound of Wisconsin cheese nuggets served with veggies and 1000 island dressing)
     
    Pick up your BCycle again and take the the SE Commuter Bike Path to the Capital City Trail and head over to Essen Haus for their Breaded Fresh Wisconsin Cheese curds served with marinara sauce.  Park your BCcycle at the John Nolan @ Law Park Station.
     
    Grab a BCycle and head up towards the square to the station at E. Wilson and MLK and walk a short block and a half to The Tipsy Cow for their Classic Cheese Curds or mouth-watering Local Goat Cheese Churds.
     
    From here, depending on how adventurous you are, take a walk across the street to Graze for some more local curds and keep walking in that direction for the Old Fashioned's curds, also locally sourced. (BCycle Manager Martha says, if you don’t get Tiger Sauce with your curds at Old Fashioned, you’re doing it wrong)
     
    Pick up a bike at our station on the Square at Wisconsin and E. Mifflin and head over to the Edgewater’s Boathouse for what they claim to be the best curds in town! Park your BCycle right in front of the hotel at our Edgewater station! 

    After the eating at the Boathouse, sit back and enjoy the Lake Mendota View!  

    Cheese Curd Crawl
  • BCycle With a Tune in Your Heart! It's Make Music Madison Time!

    by Martha Laugen | Jun 15,2016

    Madison BCycle is pleased to help sponsor the 4th annual Make Music Madison! Tuesday June 21st throughout the city.

    Make Music Madison invites you to welcome in summer on June 21st by enjoying the diverse range of musical talent in our community. A full day of local music features 300+ free performances at 85 outdoor venues across Madison. Catch music in parks, restaurants, community centers, people's front yards, and more. Sample a little of everything, as all ages, all skill levels, and all music genres take the stage.

    Why not take BCycle to your next musical stop?
    A FREE BCycle ride is music to your ears! Enter promo code 62116 at any kiosk for free BCycle access to Make Music Madison!

    Zoom into the map below for BCycle station locations and proximity to Make Music venues where you can catch performances. Find full details on the day and a searchable concert program at the Make Music Madison site.
    Share the fun and photos of your BCycle trips to tune in with #makemusicmadison.

    View Madison BCycle at Make Music Madison in a full screen map

    See our handy map here for BCycle station locations and proximity to Make Music venues where you can catch performances. Find details on the day and a searchable concert program at the Make Music Madison site.
    Share the fun and photos of your BCycle trips to tune in with #makemusicmadison.

     

     


     
  • BIKE WEEK 2016

    by Gabi Caron-Schuler | Jun 14,2016
    Bike Week 2016 is done and boy, was it a good one this year! 

    All of us here at Madison BCycle had a great time getting to know you when you came to say hello, checked in with us at the Clips Film Festival, grabbed some coffee at our commuter station near HotelRED, or scored a free membership for the entire summer! 

    We tried to document all the fun and excitement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and most importantly, our new Snapchat, so to always keep you updated, involved, and for those of you who didn't come, inflict some major FOMO! 

    Heres a countdown of our favorite moments and pictures this week:

    5. MUFFIN MOUNTAIN - Our friends at HotelRED generously provided us with tons of yummy snacks throughout the week at our commuter station near Camp Randall. Although it was hard to pick a favorite treat, we had to give it to the delicious muffins; they were so yummy and so beautiful!
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    4. COMMUTER PUPS - We are all huge dog lovers at BCycle so it was super exciting to see all of the awesome, and adorable, pups out on the bike path! Our puppy bffs this week were Gertrude, Milly, and Bella (not pictured)!
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    3. #BCYCLEKIDDOS - If theres one thing we love more than people on bikes, its kids on bikes! Tons o' kids celebrated this week and scored some major muffins and stickers, which they seemed to be pretty impressed and excited by! 
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    2. BOTTOMLESS COFFEE - We are proud to say that we NEVER ran out of coffee!!! BCycle and HotelRED made sure to always have your backs by keeping that caffeine flowin!!!! If we seem a little excited about this, remember, the coffee was ENDLESS, so we may have had a little too much! 

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    and the coveted number one spot goes to......

    with a unanimous vote from ALL BCycle Employees.....

    Drumroll please...... 

    1. THE CYCLISTS OF BIKE WEEK 2016 - You guys were AWESOME!! We had so many participants and excited, smiling, happy faces!! We loved talking to you about biking and BCycle, and signing you up for the BC25 Challenge! 

    Thank you for a wonderful week! We hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did and had AT LEAST five memorable moments! 
  • Madison! Get rolling with the BC25 Challenge!

    by Martha Laugen | Jun 06,2016


    UPDATE: YOU CAN STILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BC25 CHALLENGE! 

    Do you want a Madison BCycle Fob for easy bike access, but missed your chance during bike week? ITS NOT TOO LATE! 
    Send us your name, phone number, email, and address to the email here. You still have until August 31st, 2016 to get those 25 trips in, so get riding! 
        

    Hey, Madison, have you STILL not tried a BCycle ride? What are you waiting for?!


    It's Wisconsin Bike Week, Madison! Time to ride in a whole new way!

    Here at Madison BCycle we know how easy & enjoyable it is to link short trips together by BCycle. We want to do all we can to give YOU a chance to discover this for yourself! So this Bike Week we're launching the BC25 Challenge

    What is it? Read on!
    First: Get yourself a B fob! Pick one up at our Camp Randall or Law Park morning commuter stations for Bike Week. You give us your contact info, we get you a fob.

    Next: Ride BCycle! Use your fob to check out a bike from any station and enjoy 60-min trips around town. Return your bike to any other station to stop or re-start your trip timer. Go over 60 minutes on your trips - you're out!

    Earn your September: Log at least 25 trips between now and August 31st and you get to keep riding through September!

    Best part: This is all FREE!

    Get started now at any morning commuter station or the Bike Fed's celebration party this Friday. See the events here, and stay tuned for more chances coming this summer.

    Already a BCycle member? 
    We're looking at YOU too, to complete the BC25 challenge! Can you make at least 25 BCycle trips between now and August 31st? Of course you can! And we'll reward riders picked at random with prizes and special deals. Want a fob of your own to replace your B Card? Visit us during bike week and find out how!

    Happy Riding, everyone! Now go #EarnYourSeptember! 

    Other Bike Week Specials:
    At-kiosk purchase is FREE for first 30 minutes today through Saturday June 11th! 
    Join or renew with Wisconsin BIke Fed to get a free month of our Madtown Monthly membership - get started here.

     


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