Get it in gear, 608. Madison Bike Week is rolling out from Sun., June 5-Sat., June 11. Whether you’re training for the Trek 100 or just looking to meet some other local cyclepaths, get up to speed on Madison’s weeklong cycling celebration.\
Hosted by Madison Bikes — a local nonprofit advocacy group supporting safe, year-round cycling — this year’s event aims to raise awareness for safe cycling practices + create community around the beloved hobby.
Time for a tune-up
Before we can start turning the pedals, make sure your bike is in tip-top shape. Check out some of our favorite local shops for tunes + new gear.
Motorless Motion Bicycles | 640 W. Washington Ave. | MOMO is a one-stop shop for all cyclists. From advanced road riders to entry-level commuters, this shop has a mix of entry, mid, and high-level gear available.
Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co | 202 S. Pinckney St. | Freewheel — a 501(c)3 charitable organization — supports transportation justice in the 608. Learn how to build, repair, and maintain your bike during weekly drop-in classes.
Black Saddle Bike Shop | 601 N. Sherman Ave. | Looking to get off the beaten path? Black Saddle specializes in adventure rigs, gear, and service that will take you far beyond the constraints of our local city bike paths.
With our bikes tuned up, we’re officially ready to hit the streets, paths, trails, or wherever you like to ride. Here are just a few of the group rides during this year’s Bike Week.
RAR Madison Coffee and Cruise | Sun., June 5 | 9:45 a.m. | Meet at Cafe Domestique for a quick java then roll out at 10:15 a.m. for a chill, 13-mile ride.
Monday 40 Weekly Ride | Mon., June 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Take off from Orton Park at 6 p.m. sharp and enjoy a party pace ride with neighborhood friends. Pro tip: City Editor Ryan loves this ride, be sure to swing by and say hello.
Ride with the Mayor | Tues., June 7 | 8-9 a.m. | Join Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and other city officials for a press conference + ride around the downtown area.
After all this riding, let’s cool off with something to eat or drink.
Everyday Kitchen | 2801 Marshall Ct. | Show your helmet and mention Bike Week to receive 10% off your bill between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. from Wed., June 8-Fri., June 10.
State Line Distillery’s “Spirits & Spokes” | 1413 Northern Ct. | Roll up to State Line on your bicycle and receive a BOGO cocktail deal. Reminder: You can still receive a DUI for biking under the influence, ride safe 608.