Looking for new ideas for bike rides in Madison? We’ve created fun, themed rides of different lengths across town. We’ve created these rides for Madison Bike Week 2020 to celebrate biking even in a time when phsyical distancing is necessary. Enjoy and send us photos of your ride on Facebook, Instagram, or our email! Each ride is uploaded to Ride Spot and Strava for ease of use, and each also has a GPX file to download.
You can learn more about all Madison Bike Week 2020 events here. To see all rides, click “Bike Rides” below.
The route utilizes most of the city’s bike paths to go through or near all but seven major Madison community parks, along with many smaller neighborhood parks and other natural areas, as it snakes clockwise around the city. Visit one or two parks, a section of the city, or if you’re feeling extremely ambitious (around 8.5 hours of riding at 15mph), try the whole route! The nature of connecting many parks means a few out-and-backs, slower park paths, and slower turns, which may be less fun for riders looking to maintain high speeds. Some parks and trailheads may lack bike racks – in this situation, we recommend locking your bike to anything that cannot be easily broken (avoid small trees). Parks, as well as many places to get food and drinks, or repair your bike, will be marked along the route with POI indicators.