Madison Bike Week is from June 1 through June 8, 2024!

Madison Bike Week Host Info

Best Practices/FAQ

  • Your event must follow all applicable public health rules and regulations. You are responsible for knowing what rules apply and following them.
  • If/when you create an event on social media – please make us a co-host of your event.
  • We encourage making your event family-friendly options. Think about ways to get kids involved and excited.
  • Plan for the appropriate amount of traffic and keep everyone safe
    • If you’re setting up near a bike path, treat the path like a road and keep it clear at all times.
    • Offer bike parking at your station or event, for example with temporary racks
  • If you host an event that include food or beverages, follow all applicable food safety rules.
  • Suggested hours for commuter stations?
    • The highest traffic times along the Madison commuter path routes are 6-10am and 3-7pm.
    • Not everybody rides during those hours, though, and we encourage events at all times!
  • Keep us updated with any changes to your events! Email us at
  • Special Note: We are offering small grants to individuals and nonprofits this year to help offset expenses (consumables, childcare, movie screening, repair event, space rental, etc.). If you or your group would benefit from this program, please fill out this form.
  • City of Madison Bike Station/Event info in public locations:
    • No tents bigger than 10×10. All tents must be weighed down and not staked down.
    • Do not set up directly on paths. Stations cannot impede the flow of people walking and biking along the path.
    • Do not give out items in glass containers.
    • No driving or parking vehicles on the grass.
    • Chalking on the path is allowed but do not use spray paint, spray chalk or stickers.
    • Please cleanup thoroughly after your event.
    • Please follow all Public Health Madison Dane County regulations that are in place at the time of your event. This includes all pandemic related requirements as well as the Food Sampling Guidelines for any events offering free food.
    • If you do not already have a City permit to sell items, play amplified music or provide alcohol it will not be allowed at your event.