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.

 
Bike Graphic for Bikeable, Edible, Unforgettable Madison

Duration: 3.5 hours
Length: 5-8 miles
Cost: $75/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!


 
Bike Graphic for Bikeable, Edible, Unforgettable Madison

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, pedaling from brewery to brewery. The Hop Head Bike Tour is not a beer crawl, but an educational experience. This 12 mile bike tour includes three brewery stops where you’ll receive guided tours and samplings. Stopovers include Ale Asylum and Next Door Brewing Company, featuring beers like the plum-tastic Plumptuous, and the hoppy, delicious Hopalicious.


 
Bike Graphic for Bikeable, Edible, Unforgettable Madison

Duration: 2 hours
Length: Various
Cost: $30-$35/person or $350-$400 for a private tour

The Trolley Pub is a 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: 28, 58 or 78 miles
Cost: $125, or $65 plus a minimum $60 fundraising commitment

Bike the Barns, taking place on September 17, 2017, 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 CSA Coalition, which brings fresh, organic food from local farms to low-income families in the Madison area.