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Madison Bikes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, comprised of volunteers, with the mission to create a community where anyone can ride a bicycle conveniently and comfortably to any place year-round. 

Madison Bikes engages with community partners to advocate for bike-friendly city planning and transit options. We sponsor community events to promote biking as a fun and healthy mode of transport and recreation in all weather. We offer grants and support to organizations and individuals who share our goal in making Madison a city for bikes.

Madison has been awarded the status of “Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. But we at Madison Bikes think there is still a lot of work to do. Intersections and busy roads that leave people on bikes feeling exposed can make trips to work, shopping, school, or social events difficult or intimidating for many people who would like to have an alternative to driving. A major focus for us is closing the gaps in Madison’s existing bicycle network, ensuring equitable access to high-quality bike infrastructure in all parts of the city.


Plans, Paths, and funding

Other than the blazing hot weather we’ve been experiencing, making biking a soggy and exhausting affair, things have been pretty quiet this last week.  I had a friend visiting, and he wanted to go to the Fete de Marquette while I had an appointment. “Will there be bike parking?” he…

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New Arb & LYRT Paths Open

Looking southerly up Seminole Hwy at the new Arboretum access trail (photo: Ben Sandee) I have to say, it’s pretty refreshing to be in a period of “relatively normal” rain after many weeks of “terribly excessive.” Enjoy while you can! It’s a pretty slow time of year because everyone’s out…

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Volunteer Op; Group Rides; Best in the State

“Bike Week Path Awesomeness” event, 2024 Welcome to this week’s newsletter! Summer is in full swing and it’s a great time to ride your bike to get where you need to go, or just ride for fun. It’s a light week in terms of biking advocacy. Here’s what you should…

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Our Mission

Madison Bikes is a local non-profit advocacy group who envisions a city where anyone can ride a bicycle conveniently and comfortably year round.