Bike News

Last Weekly Update of the Decade

This Week


New Years Day Ride Meet at Barriques on Park St for a relaxed ride around Lake Wingra, with the traditional stop at The Laurel Tavern on our way past.

This is the inaugural training event for the BDETS (Bombay Donut Event Training Series), and there may or may not also be the great elixir Cherry Bounce or other drinkables (sipables?) in the offing. More info can be found here.

Holiday Fantasy in Lights Family Bike Ride 4:00 –⁠ 6:00 pm Who says cars get all the fun during the season of lights? Join the Madison Bikes Community for a free family bike ride through the Holiday Fantasy in Lights at Olin Park ( We will meet at Lakeside St. Coffee House at 4PM and leave at 4:30PM sharp to Olin Park. We will also return to Lakeside St. Coffee House as a group after. There will be free coffee and hot chocolate before and after the ride! The Holiday Fantasy in Light organizers have asked participants to please wear light/bright clothing and have functioning lights for your bike.
FB4K Madison Season Kickoff Party 5:30 –⁠ 10:30 pm at Harmony Bar & Grill Come shake off those New Years cobwebs by joining FB4K for a family friendly, early show at the Harmony Bar with The Kissers (Acoustic Irish Pub Set) and Covered in Fuzz (debut performance from FB4K Madison staff/volunteer band playing an ‘Electric Campfire’ set). They will also be announcing the winner of the Giant Fat Bike Raffle at 9pm and having a silent auction. $15 Suggested Donation at the door. All proceeds benefit FB4K! More info here.

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