BIKEABLE, EDIBLE, UNFORGETTABLE MADISON

The next time you’re in town, why not pair a meal with a set of wheels and go on a foodie bike tour? You'll learn more about Madison’s foodie scene, architecture and history while also burning a few calories. Keep reading to discover ways to pair bites with bikes.

 

Madison Eats BCycle Brunch Tour

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Duration: 3.5 hours
Length: 5-8 miles
Cost: $69/person

 

Madison Eats offers several food tours, but a favorite is the BCycle Brunch Tour. Is it because it combines Madison’s beautiful and historic neighborhoods with biking? Or because it includes four stops and a cocktail sample? Take a tour to find out for yourself!


 

Hop Head Bike Tour

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Duration: 4 hours
Length: 12 miles
Cost: $50/person with bike, $73/person with bike rental from Machinery Row Bicycles

This may be the best way to spend a summer day: on a bike, trolling from brewery to brewery. The Hop Head Bike Tour is not a beer crawl, but an educational experience. Each tour includes three brewery stops where you’ll receive guided tours and samplings. Stopovers include Next Door Brewing Company and Ale Asylum, featuring beers like the plum-tastic Plumptuous, and the hoppy, delicious Hopalicious.


 
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Duration: 2 hours
Length: Various
Cost: $30/person

The Trolley Pub is a self-powered super bike powered by its riders. Hop on and take a tour of downtown Madison, plus the area’s pubs and restaurants. The Mixer Tour allows you to purchase just one seat, or you can rent the entire trolley, which seats 14, for special occasions.


 
Bike Graphic for Bikeable, Edible, Unforgettable Madison

Duration: 9 hours
Length: 38 or 55 miles
Cost: $125, or $65 plus $60 in donations

Bike the Barns is a quintessential Madison event because it combines biking, local farms and philanthropy. Riders cruise through rolling hills on country roads, and visit three sustainable farms along the way. Farm-fresh snacks and a plated lunch are provided, and the event ends with live music, beer and a foodie picnic. All proceeds from Bike the Barns go to FairShare, which brings fresh, organic food from local farms to low-income families in the Madison area.