Important things first: It's the week of our Madison Bikes Party and Fundraiser! There will be food, there will be a photo booth, there will be beer -- and most importantly: There will be lots of awesome people who care about biking in Madison! Please support us and get your tickets in advance! You can also just show up on the day of the event, but having your ticket in advance will make things go more smoothly. Big thanks to our sponsors American Family Insurance, Starting Block Madison, Jonny Hunter of Underground Food Collective fame, and Rockhound Brewing.
Also a reminder that you can join the Madison Bikes Board of Directors. The party on Saturday will be a great opportunity to meet current board members and ask questions. More details here.
El Tour de la Familia Latina celebrated their first birthday. Big shout out to the BiciClub Latino de Madison for putting together these rides! While the weather was great for the celebration, the ride was overshadowed by news that several immigrants had been detained in the Madison area by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Photo credit: Baltazar de Anda
If you live in or ride through Monona, consider taking action on a stretch of bike path that would close a gap between the Cap City Trail and an already existing path along South Towne Drive. Madison Bike community member Bruce has written a draft email to Monona city officials that you can use. The meeting about the path is tonight at 6pm already, so please act quick.
Tonight, Monday, Bike Fitchburg has their monthly meeting. I imagine they may be celebrating the opening of the newly built shoulders on a stretch of Whalen Road -- something the organization had been fighting for hard. 6:30pm at the Fitchburg Public Library.
On Wednesday, the Transportation Commission has their monthly meeting. On the agenda are the following items:
There should be a livestream of the meeting, or you can subscribe to an audio podcast version here.
On Thursday, come to the Cargo Bike Shop for their workshop on the "Art of Bicycle Commuting." Or, since this workshop is primarily aimed at people new to commuting by bike, send your friends who are interested in bike commuting but haven't made the jump just yet. Yours truly and our board member Michael will both give brief presentations. Thursday, 6:30pm.
One bike advocacy fundraiser is good. Two is even better. Join Bike Fitchburg for their Pick Me Up at the Border Ride. It's an annual event where you meet at the Capitol in Madison and ride all the way to the Illinois border (or however far you'd like to ride) on the Badger State Trail. Meet Friday at 7pm on the Capitol Square. $15 suggested donation.