A select few of you--those who attended our annual party at the High Noon Saloon in September--already are members of Madison Bikes. But now everyone can join our organization! Just click here for more information and sign up! Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Why should I become a member?
By opening up membership we want make our organization stronger. Having you as members will amplify our voice, as well as ensure that our advocacy efforts have broad community support. And your financial contributions will help us keep the lights on and have the resources to make things happen.
What does it cost to be a member?
We want to be an inclusive organization and not prevent anyone from joining because they cannot afford it. Therefore we have a pay-what-you-can membership model: You fill out the membership application and only then do you select how much you want to contribute. Don't have any idea what a reasonable amount would be? Well, those who attended our annual party, contributed $20 or more.
How long is my membership good for?
All the way through December 2018. We'll let you know when it's time to renew.
What do I get out of it?
Sorry, no funny socks, whimsical ties, or t-shirts, at least for now. We're a small, 100% volunteer-run organization and direct our efforts as much as possible toward making biking better in Madison. What you will receive:
- Our weekly calendar highlights of bike advocacy issues and events via email.
- You'll also be invited to our Annual Madison Bikes Membership Party (usually in late summer).
- And maybe most importantly: That great feeling that comes from making a positive difference in your community!
Am I already a member?
If you attended our annual party and signed in there: you are. If not, you are almost certainly not a member yet. You can also check your email inbox if you received a "Thanks for Becoming a Member" email from us. If you're still in doubt, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll figure it out.