2010-11 Madison Winter Biking

For some people, winter does not mean the end to biking.  While many people switch to spinning indoors or riding trainers, some choose to keep riding through the winter. 

A local group calling itself Madison Bike Winter is seeking to get group rides (among other things) going during winter.  The first event will be a Great Dane to Great Dane ride on Wednesday December 15, 2010.  Leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the downtwon location and riding to the Hilldale location for a beverage (Hot chocolate?).  Then back to downtown for food and beverage.  Riders are encouraged to join along the way or meet at Hilldale and ride only half.

Bike winter also organizes Full Moon Bike rides throughout the winter.  The most intersting are the "snow bike rides."  Leaving from the City County Building at 6p.m., these rides will take place during declarations of snow emergencies on the Madison website. Click on the Madison Bike Winter Facebook page for more info.

Other winter biking in Madison area includes the Bombay Freezaroo 30 on 11/28/10.  A 30 miler leaving from Garner Park and going to Cross Plains.

If you're not brave enough to ride in the Wisconsin cold yourself, but would like to see others doing it,
check out UW Madison Cycling's Freezin For Saftey on Thursday December 2, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The UW bikers will ride trainers in the freezing cold weather at Library Mall to raise money for children's car seats and bike helmets.


E Robinson said...

Actually, the first event is a Bike Winter fashion show on Dec 8, 6-8 PM at Memorial Union.

Many people wonder, and some actually ask us, what those crazies wear to ride to work in the dead of winter (or go on longer recreational rides.) So here's your chance to see us "put it all on" in a reverse strip tease.

Come by and see the show, or sow off your own gear.

Clay said...

Thanks for the correction. See you at the fashion show.