Bike Theft Ring Busted, and We Launch Stolen Bike Registry

As a Spring reminder to properly lock your bicycle frame and wheels, the University of Wisconsin Madison Police just took down a professional ring of bike thieves and recovered 592 bicycles. Sadly, many of them nicer bikes that have been stripped down to bare frames.  As bike geeks, we understand the personal connection that can [...]

¡Que Viva el Día de los Muertos!

  ¡Que celebración! In the Bike Fed’s first featured ride going into the cold season, our staff, volunteers and calavera painted attendees made this a hugely successful fundraiser. Some 75 riders (with Madison Police Department escorts) took to the streets in a bike procession that would celebrate life and death and the rich contributions to Wisconsin [...]

Register now for the Day of the Dead Ride

Drafting off of Milwaukee’s wildly successful (and super fun) Polish Moon Ride, we would like to invite you to the Bike Fed’s latest urban FUNdraiser ride, the Day of the Dead Ride, Saturday, November 1st at 2pm. We planned this inaugural Day of the Dead ride because our members need at least one more chance to [...]

Community Repair Bike Program

I’m not a great mechanic. My work doing ped/bike education and outreach with the Bike Fed doesn’t demand this of me, but I love connecting passionate people with a great experience. Last Monday I had one of those experiences at the Darbo Worthington Community Bike Repair event. Zounds of kids came out to Worthington Park [...]

Everyone Can Ride (Part 2)

In “Everyone Can Ride” (part 1)we highlighted tandem riding for people with low vision, which was made possible with help from our partners Bike Madison and the Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Many options were available to roll and cycle that day! Madison Spinal Cord Injury and Issues (Madison SCI) hosted an informational [...]