Madison By Bike
Four Rides. Four Vibes.
Madison By Bike welcomes you to explore the capital city. Pedal across four Madison bike trails, each with their own vibe, and stop along the way to redeem exclusive discounts and earn prizes.
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Pedal. Stop. Win. 🏆
Earn points for stopping at Madison By Bike check in locations along the trails.
Your ride. Your vibe.
Start with the trail that best fits your vibe. Earn more points (and get more prizes) by trying them all.
Capital City Trail
Lakeshore views to brews.
Grab a BCycle at the Sheraton Madison Hotel near Turville Bay and make your way to Starkweather Brewing Company. Along the way, you’ll catch great views of Lake Monona, marvel at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace, grab some brews and bites, and connect with nature at some of Madison’s favorite parks.
Peninsula walks to terrace talks.
Dive into Madison’s natural history along the shoreline of Lake Mendota starting at the stunning Picnic Point and ending at the iconic Memorial Union Terrace on the UW-Madison campus. Along the way, stop to take in views at University Bay Marsh (maybe even spot a heron!), grab a coffee at The Bean and Creamery and witness the history of the Ho-Chunk Nation at the Native American effigy mounds near Observatory Hill.
Parks to patios in one loop.
Hop between the cityscape and great outdoors on the Cannonball Loop. Rent a BCycle at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Fitchburg and loop through Cannonball Path, riding through the Dawley Conservancy and UW-Madison Arboretum before ending your ride with brews and bites from some of Fitchburg’s favorite eateries.
Southwest Commuter Path
Boat. Bike. Boat.
Take on Madison by bike AND by boat on the Southwest Commuter Path. Grab a BCycle at Wingra Boats and ride along the scenic trail, stopping to take a picture outside Camp Randall Stadium, shop on Monroe Street, enjoy tacos and coffee (in one spot!) and end your ride at Brittingham Boats on Monona Bay. Bookend your ride by renting a kayak, canoe, SUP or other watercraft from either (or both!) boat rental shops.