Biking in Madison

Dust off those spokes and get ready to roll into spring on two wheels.

bike lake

Who needs a bike trail when we have a frozen lake?

Photo by Kenton Fowler

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Madisonians don’t mess around when it comes to biking. Now that the isthmus is starting to warm up, let’s check out what the 608 has to offer for those who wheely like bikes.

Buy and repair

The Cargo Bike Shop | 1404 Williamson St., Madison
Black Saddle | 601 N. Sherman Ave. Madison
Cronometro | 338 W. Lakeside St., Madison
Machinery Row | 601 Williamson St., Madison
Budget Bicycle Center | Multiple locations:

  • 1230 Regent St. | Road, hybrid, mountain, and kids’ bikes
  • 1124 Regent St. | Service, parts, and accessories
  • 930 Regent St. | Used bike showroom/museum

Pro tip: Check out Facebook Marketplace or Nextdoor for secondhand bikes at more affordable prices.

Hit the trails

Aldo Leopold Park | Adventurous bikers can check out this park’s pump track and skills trail.
Lower Yahara River Trail | The longest inland boardwalk bridge specifically made for non-motorized transportation in North America.

Plus, bookmark this interactive bike map to keep tabs on the current status of resources and routes that are subject to change.

It’s more fun with friends

Looking for a bike buddy? Find a club that best suits you.

Couples on Wheels | This bike club dates back to 1988.
Hugh Jass Fat Bike Races | Spend the summer training for this fall/winter race series.
Mad Bike Polo | Great for multitaskers — this club combines the sport of polo with biking.
Madison Women’s Cycling Club | Come for the biking, stay for the Taco Tuesday rides.
Madison Unicyclists | Who needs two wheels anyway?

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