April 2013

madtownmaidensApril 1stMadtown Maidens Sign Up OPENS!
Calling all ladies…sign up for Madison’s one and only all female alleycat. The cost for entry is $6 Sign up at Machinery Row Bicycles or Harbor Athletic Club. The ride is capped at 100 riders. Sponsors include: Fyxation, Saris Cycling Group, Harbor Athletic Club, Gore Bike Wear, title nine, Barrique’s, Monkey Bar Gym, Ale Asylum, knog, hell yes, Wisconsin Bike Fed, We Are All Mechanics, Stray Cat Bicycles, Willy St. Coop, All City Cycles, Machinery Row Bicycles, and Food Fight.

newsflash_logoApril 4th-7thWheel & Sprocket Expo
Pick up a new ride or accessories at the annual Wheel & Sprocket Expo Sale! The expo features TONS of bikes at a fraction of their in store cost as well as dealer reps form Saris, CycleOps, Salsa, Trek, Shimano, and more. There’s also tons of info tables from local clubs, teams, and rides. Food is available for purchase and there’s even live music.


April 5THArt in Bike out
Mark your calendar! Join us for the opening night of our show!

An eclectic blend of bicycle inspired art at ArtIn Gallery in Madison. A unique show featuring:

– Local Artists
– Art from re-purposed materials
– Special discounts if you arrive by bike
– Wall of 100 $2 prints!
– Bike art raffle
– People who love bikes and art!

Invite your friends & come see some great art!

The gallery is on the near-east side of Madison, easy to bike or walk to, right off the Yahara River Trail. Parking behind building, bus stop nearby.


April 18th Lunafest 2013
Join Team LUNA Chix – Madison Cycling for an evening of refreshments, silent auction, films, and fun. The UW Arboretum Visitor Center hosts our reception/silent auction with appetizers compliments of Liliana’s at 6 PM and the LUNAFEST program at 7 PM. All proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Fund and Breast Cancer Recovery of Madison.

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season, our program of nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor – will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 20,000 people.

FreewheelBigApril 21st-22nd- Bike Cart Building Workshop (Freewheel Community Bike Shop)Madison’s Freewheel Community Bike shop is hosting a weekend workshop on the construction of bicycle carts. Attendees will learn how to use a simple design, low cost parts, simple fabrication, and tools to construct a bike cart of their own.
There will be a basic overview of conduit bending and cutting as well as basic Oxy-acetylene welding.

The workshop is open to the public for free, but a small donation is requested for hands-on participation and use of the tools for the weekend. If you pre-register by April 18th for a sliding scale of $25-50, you can sign-up to construct and take home your very own cart!

Visit www.freewheelbikes.org or contact clint.freund@gmail.com for more info