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Madison B-Cycle
312 N. Third St., 53704
Bike-sharing system designed for short trips; 350 bikes at 39 stations throughout the central city. Purchase a membership online or at any B-station. Sign in, select a bike, ride and return it to a kiosk. Hourly, 24-hour pass, monthly or annual memberships available. biking
LUNA Chix Madison Cycling Crew
Organization dedicated to involving more women in cycling, while raising money for the Breast Cancer Fund. women biking
Sports for Active Seniors

Group sports and recreation activities for ages 55 and up. biking seniors sports
Flying Bobcats Cycling Team
448 Glacier Ridge Tr., Verona, 53593
608-628-2019 (Matt Hanson, manager)
Casual yet competitive group of cyclists who enjoy riding and racing throughout Wisconsin. Regular training rides, races and training camps. biking
Blackhawk Bike Path, Madison

From Shorewood Hills to the west, allowing bicycles to avoid busy University Avenue. biking
Yahara Parkway Path

Connects Lake Mendota to Williamson Street along the Yahara and lets bikers ride safely under the busy East Johnson and East Washington corridors. biking
Quarry Ridge Mountain Bike Trail
4740 Fitchrona Rd., Fitchburg

Part of the Quarry Ridge Recreational Area. Network of singletrack trails for beginner to expert riders; free. biking
Wheels for Winners
229 S. Fair Oaks Ave., 53704
Fixes used bikes and gives them to kids who earn them through community service. biking service children
Brazen Dropouts Racing Club
USCF-licensed racing club. Sponsors one of the largest one-day bike races in Wisconsin, Wheels on Willy. biking
Capital Off Road Pathfinders
PO Box 44572, 53744
Works to design and build sustainable off-road bike trails. Offers group rides and promotes off-road mountain biking. Affiliate of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. biking
Mad FORCs, Madison's Female Off Road Cyclists (Kathy Janda, ride coordinator)
Open to women of all mountain biking levels, beginner to expert. women biking
Different Spokes
c/o OutReach, 600 Williamson St., Ste. P1, 53703
Bob, 608-273-4117
Recreational cycling group for gay, lesbian and bisexual cyclists and their friends; scheduled rides on alternating weekends. biking LGBTQ
Bombay Bicycle Club
PO Box 45685, 53744 (Laurie Lata, membership)
Leisure rides open to all from the first Sunday in April through the last Sunday in November; daytime rides on Saturday/Sunday and evening rides on Thursday. Also offers endurance training. biking
Wisconsin Bike Fed
409 E. Main St., second floor, 53703
Statewide education and advocacy about and for bicycling. Sponsors Bike to Work Week. advocacy biking environment
Wingra Creek

From Mills Street at Wingra Drive to Olin-Turville Park. Connects Lake Wingra to Lake Monona. biking
Starkweather Creek, Madison

From Waubesa Street, along the creek, over East Wash and Aberg and along Bridges Golf Course, the Madison College baseball diamond and the creek to Madison College-Truax campus. biking
Southwest, Madison

From Brittingham Park through the near west side to the Allied Drive/Dunn's Marsh area. Connects with Capital City trail. biking
Military Ridge Trail, Verona

Original prairie remnants and the occasional sandhill crane line the 39.5-mile state trail from Verona to Dodgeville and into Governor Dodge State Park. Trailhead is located off Hwy. PB near 18/151. biking
Lake Monona/Monona Scenic Bike Route
Around Lake Monona, more or less.

The spectacular scenery is along John Nolen Drive, but explore the ins and outs of Monona, too. On the east side the official route takes you far from the lake due to traffic concerns. biking
Howard Temin Lakeshore Path

From the Memorial Union to Picnic Point along Lake Mendota. Mostly wooded. Hey, watch out for that scull. biking
Glacial Drumlin, Cottage Grove

52-mile state trail runs from Cottage Grove to Waukesha. Trailhead is across from the post office on Hwy. N, south of Hwy. BB. biking
Capital City, Madison/Fitchburg

From the start of the Military Ridge Trail in Verona, east through Fitchburg to Nob Hill Road; then heads across Madison's isthmus and through the near east side. Goal is to extend it to Cottage Grove. Scenery includes prairie, woodland and marshes. biking
Bicycle Registration/Lost and Found

608-266-4474 (registration); 608-267-8611 (lost and found)
Madison requires that all bicycles used in the city have current registration; register online (, by mail (you can print the form off the website) or in person at any bike shop or at the Treasurer's Office in the City-County Building. biking madison license bicycle
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