Cameron Bren

If awarded the contract at Judge Doyle Square, Freewheel would include a small retail area, but most of the space would be used for classes and workshops, including basic mechanics courses, safety education and classes geared specifically for women. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM News

Fat bikes, ideal for traversing ice and snow, make for oversized fun. The stable ride makes them a perfect choice for the casual enthusiast. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM A & E


Zachary Schuster

In recent years, cyclocross has gained popularity in the United States. A weekend of races starting Sept. 17 in Waterloo will feature local and regional riders as well as international pros. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Sports

Are bicyclists “entitled” to ride anywhere they choose? Hell yes! more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 8 Comments

For years, bikers have dreamed of an easier way to get around the Capitol Square. But Sen. Fred Risser says the current way works just fine. more

Feb 8, 2016 5:00 PM News



The Cargo Bike Shop sells two-wheelers that help you do the hauling. Owner Tim Staton is looking to expand to a storefront this spring from his Maple Bluff garage. more

Jan 7, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


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Madison has joined an elite group of cities recognized for their friendliness to bicycling. This is good for the economy and reflects on our high quality of life. more

Dec 7, 2015 8:50 AM Citizen Dave

Bicyclists will have a much easier way to navigate Capitol Square when it is rebuilt over the next two years. The city proposes a special bike lane that will flow against traffic. more

Dec 4, 2015 10:48 AM News 3 Comments


David Michael Miller

A few thoughts from our recent 10-day stay in Europe: Americans worry too much about safety. Scarce parking is good for cities. Good urbanism is good for public health. more

Nov 9, 2015 10:18 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

Urban historian James Longhurst finds that streets are as much about cafes as cartage. more

Aug 31, 2015 3:30 PM Citizen Dave


Scott Wilton

The Unicycling Society of America considers Madison Unicyclists to be leaders in the unicycling movement. That’s why, for the second time since 2011, Madison will host the North American Unicycling Convention and Championships. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:01 PM A & E


Todd Hubler

Bike theft is a huge problem in Madison, with an estimated 16,000 bicycles stolen over the past decade. UW Police are taking the fight to the streets, by putting “bait bikes” at racks and tracking them by GPS when they’re swiped. more

May 28, 2015 7:30 AM News


David Michael Miller

Revenues are down and transportation infrastructure needs are great. But a tax on new bikes is not the way to go. more

May 25, 2015 8:05 AM Citizen Dave


Rob’s Sugar River Ramble will raise funds for phosphorus reduction in the Upper Sugar River Watershed with a bike ride in the Driftless, followed by a paddle down the river. more

May 15, 2015 3:15 PM News

One of the best-kept secrets on campus must be the UW-Madison Bicycle Resource Center, a space for students, employees or those in the community to do work on their own bicycles with professional repair-stands and a full set of tools. more

Apr 10, 2015 7:14 AM Emphasis


Dawn Jones

It may be a Madison first, a mini bike tour/author reading called a "Ride and Read" that will start at the Pinney Branch Library and head to the Central Library. It's led by UW-Madison grad Brian Benson, the author of "Going Somewhere: A Memoir", jus more

Jul 3, 2014 2:00 PM A & E

Even though my hands were throbbing in pain, releasing even one from the handlebars wasn't a choice. more

May 22, 2014 2:00 PM Andy Moore


Revolution Cycles

When people ask me why I moved to Madison from western New York last fall, "I wanted to sell my car and ride a bike instead" is one of my top three responses. But if you'd told me last summer that in six months I'd be whispering "YOLO" to myself (iro more

Jan 23, 2014 3:00 PM A & E

I've noticed more and more bare-headed Madison bikers. I can't prove it -- more on that later -- but I've lived directly on or within sight of some of Madison's most traveled bike paths and suddenly it seems like helmets are in decline. more

Sep 19, 2013 2:00 PM News


Julia Burke

Cyclists know that there are few pleasures quite as calming as a star-lit bike ride. Whether it's a commute after a night shift, a training ride at the coolest time of day or a nightcap to an evening out, cycling in the evening is a joy -- especially more

Aug 22, 2013 3:43 PM A & E