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  • Leap Into History! Ride on 2-29-16

    by Martha Laugen | Feb 25,2016

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    Happy Leap Day Madison!

    Never before has Madison BCycle been open and in service on Leap Day. 
    Select stations are open now. The weather looks promising. Let's get out there and make bike share history!

    The Rider Challenge is this: Log 29 BCycle trips on Leap Day. 
    That's right: one rider - 29 trips.

    If you do it, you'll be part of a small circle of elite bike share riders, with eternal bragging rights guaranteed. Or at least for the next four years.

    Are you in? Of course you are.
    Here are tips to make sure you're ready!
    Be sure your Membership is up to date (Enter THAW2016 for annual membership and save 30% now!)
    Be sure you have the BCycle Now App downloaded so you know what's open
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    e're at
    8 Open Stations

    Willy & Few     
    E. Wilson / MLK
    W. Washington/Regent
    Union South
    UW Hospital
    Natatorium Gym
    Eastwood / Division
    Lake & University

  • Madison BCycle Exceeds 100k Trips for Second Consecutive Year

    by Martha Laugen | Jan 21,2016
    Extended season and ridership records highlight release of 2015 Annual ReportAFCH
    Click here to read the 2015 Madison BCycle Annual Report.



    Madison BCycle, the city's urban bike share system, closed the 2015 season logging over 100,000 trips for the second consecutive year. "We are really proud to wrap up another season with impressive numbers," noted Madison BCycle City Manager, Martha Laugen, "Between regular commuters and visitors, we see more people every day make the choice to go by bike, and we continue to grow in our capacity to make that choice convenient, accessible and fun."

    According to the Madison BCycle 2015 Annual Report, out today, riders took 101,339 trips in 2015, covering over 307,200 miles. Madison BCycle wrapped up their fifth season of operations with 40 stations in the network and 350 bikes in circulation. The system averaged 347 bike checkouts per day of operations between March 17 and December 31.

    Mayor Paul Soglin commented, "The City of Madison's partnership with BCycle has been a wonderful success and we look forward to continuing it. BCycle is an incredible asset, not only for Madison residents who are making quick trips through the City, but also for visitors as they have a novel way to explore our neighborhoods, lake shores and bike paths." The Mayor added, I am pleased that BCycle has been able to expand to winter operations as well."

    In early December 2015, Madison BCycle announced the rollout of winter operations for select stations in the network. Typically closed between mid-December and mid-March, the bike share debuted service between six stations connecting the UW-Madison campus to downtown and Willy Street. Extended operating dates helped yield new trip records later in the season, with bike share trips made during October through December up and average of 20% over previous years' records.

    "We are thrilled to provide winter bike share options to Madison riders," said Laugen, "There is a vibrant winter bicycling culture here, and it is important to us to serve the community seamlessly throughout the year."

    Throughout 2015, 68% of trips using Madison BCycle were made by annual or monthly members, most of whom are Madison Area residents. Walk-up users, who make fewer trips using the bike share system than members, grew in number this year by 38% from 2014. Annual membership numbers grew in 2015 as well, up 6% from 2014 with 2,789 sales and renewals.

    In partnership with Madison College, Madison BCycle added a new station to the bike share network in September 2015 at the Truax Campus. The station at Truax, along with the array of BCycle stations, will open to full service again in mid-March 2016, following limited winter operations.
    Want to see the details? Click here to access the full report.
  • Manage your Membership: Monthly Auto-Renew Settings

    by Martha Laugen | Dec 21,2015
    Happy Winter Everyone!

    We are rolling strong all winter long here at Madison BCycle!

    If you're not a member yet - start here right now! 

    For Monthly Auto-Renew Members Remember that monthly memberships will incur monthly dues this winter as the bike share system stays open for BCycle Winter. Get out there and make some trips!

    Want to sit the winter out? No problem. You can pause monthly charges to your account by changing your profile with a few quick clicks. Here's how:

    First: Log in to your Membership Profile here (follow the prompts if you forgot your password!)
    Memb logon

    Next, Choose the My Profile tab once you're logged on.
    Then, click Edit under Membership.
    Change your Auto-Renew status to Off. Then click Save.
    Memb Auto ChangeThat's it! Now your Monthly Auto-Renew membership will not incur dues until you re-activate this auto-renew option & ensure your credit card account info is up-to-date. 
    Thanks and keep riding Madison BCycle!!
  • System Update: Winter Operations

    by Martha Laugen | Dec 14,2015

    Please note that as of 5am this morning - Monday December 14th - Madison BCycle is in Winter Operations mode.

    As such, all BCycle Stations are CLOSED TO SERVICE EXCEPT these:
    Williamson & Few St.
    E. Wilson & MLK
    W. Washington & Regent
    Lake & University
    UW Natatorium Gym
    Union South

    ALL OTHER STATIONS ARE CLOSED
    to bike check in/out. Please plan accordingly, and consult our station map as necessary as a reminder of open stations during winter operations. 

    For the very latest in station availability and closures, plus weather related updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Share your winter riding pics with us on Instagram

    Thank you for riding, and stay tuned for further updates!

    snowybikes1

  • Latest Station Update: Winter Closures

    by Martha Laugen | Dec 11,2015

    Here's the latest news on station removals and closures as we transition to winter mode at Madison BCycle. Bottom line: 'Tis the season to have a backup plan for your bicycling and transportation needs!

    As of 2pm Friday December 11th:
    These stations are OUT OF SERVICE for winter:
    Olbrich
    Sheraton
    Madison College - Truax
    Memorial Union
    Lake & Langdon
    Hawthorne Court
    Wisconsin & E. Mifflin

    Beginning at 5am on Monday December 14th:
    ALL stations in the Madison BCycle System will be OUT OF SERVICE for the winter EXCEPT these stations:
    Williamson & Few St.
    E. Wilson & MLK
    W. Washington & Regent
    Lake & University
    UW Natatorium Gym
    Union South

    ALL OTHER STATIONS WILL BE CLOSED
    to bike check in/out. Please make a note of this, and consult our station map as necessary as a reminder of open stations during winter operations. 

    For the very latest in station availability and closures, plus weather related updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Share your winter riding pics with us on Instagram

    Thank you for riding, and stay tuned for further updates!

    snowybikes1

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