¡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 [...]


Everyone Can Ride

How many barriers exist to riding a bicycle? Some feel overwhelmingly isolating, and others simply take a friend or friendly gesture by someone unknown to enjoy and meet any challenge. In my first ride with a blind stoker (the name for the individual on the back seat of a tandem bicycle), I was able to meet an international [...]