William Cummings was killed on August 1st in a traffic crash while riding his bike on Pflaum Road. Join the Madison Bikes community and his family to dedicate a ghost bike in his memory and to show support for building a city where everyone can ride a bike safely and without fear. Join us tomorrow (August 17th) at 5:30 pm on the corner of Pflaum Road and Mustang Way.
Author: Elizabeth Jesse
As we mentioned in this week’s update, we’ve been helping to organize a rally to demand safe streets with an emphasis on East Washington Ave. Check out the facebook event here and we hope to see you on Saturday! The press release follows after the break.
MADISON— On Saturday, July 31, Madison Bikes along with Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America, UW Madison BIPOC Coalition, Freewheel Community Bike Shop and other advocacy groups will hold a rally to demand immediate infrastructure action by the City of Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to make Vision Zero more than a commitment but a reality. Nearly 20 people have been killed in traffic on East Washington Avenue since 2010, many of them losing their lives while walking or biking on and across E Washington Ave. Madison residents and visitors deserve infrastructure changes to stop speeding and crashes.
What: Rally for Safe Streets. Stop the Killing on East Washington Ave
Where: In front of Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703
When: Saturday, July 31 from 10 am – 12 pm
Winter Bike Fashion Show: Be a model!
We’re looking for Madison Bikers of all ages who brave the elements and bike into early winter, bike in early spring or even bike year round to share their tips and expertise in dressing for the weather! Madison Bikes is excited to host the 2018 edition of the Winter Bike Fashion Show on November 17 from 1-4 pm at the High Noon Saloon. There will be fun, camaraderie, and of course a fashion show highlighting real Madisonians and their winter weather gear. If you’ve discovered a great solution to keeping your hands warm and dry, or have found a way to keep your toes from freezing, we’d love to have you join the fashion show as a model. Do you have a great tip for avoiding fogged up glasses or for keeping your bike lock dry and functional? We’d love to have you!
Application deadline: Friday November 2, noon. We encourage you to apply early!
If you haven’t been to the show before, these pictures showcase some of our previous awesome models!
We’re looking for:
year round bikers to show off their biking clothes and bike gear
Shoulder season (late fall or early spring) riders to show off their biking clothes and bike gear
Adults and kids (both kids who ride their own bikes, and kids who are transported by bike)
Gear for winter biking and demo bikes- how do you adapt your bike for winter riding?
We love DIY solutions that make giving winter bike a try easy and inexpensive!
We strongly encourage people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ winter riders to apply!
- No modeling experience required.
To apply, please complete the following questions and submit to Liz at email@example.com, ideally with a picture of you in your biking clothes and/or you with your bike by 11/2, noon.
Include a description of your clothing/gear and where/when/why you winter bike.
What’s your number one tip for people riding in winter?
Do you have a winter biking story that may motivate others to ride in winter?
What is your favorite thing about riding in winter?
- Have you been a model for the WBFS before? If so: when?
Don’t hesitate to apply even if you’ve modeled in a previous Winter Bike Fashion Show.