May 2013

May 1st2013 National Bike Challenge Begins
Join cyclists from all over the United States in the National Bike Challenge. If you’ve never participated or aren’t familiar…the National Bike Challenge is hosted by Kimberly Clark, Endomondo, and the League of American Bicyclists. States also have the ability to have internal competitions. Last year the Wisconsin Bike Fed, Mt. Borah, and Trek were sponsors of the event. Wisconsin cities were able to compete against one another for a chance to win prizes.

In order to participate you will need an Endomondo account. It’s a free service AND they have an app available for use on smart phones to track your rides. You have the ability to participate as a solo rider OR as a team. It’s a really great way to have healthy competition between co-workers as well as local businesses.

Saris and Shop Bop have had a fued going the past couple of years to see who puts in the most miles!


May 4th- Madtown Maidens Alleycat
Madtown Maidens is Madison’s only all female alleycat race. The race is based around a fun, easy going environment. Riders of all abilities are encouraged to participate!

The ride is capped at 100 participants and you’ll need to sign up at Machinery Row Bicycles or Harbor Athletic Club. If you are out of town, but still want to participate…please e-mail us and we’ll get you in contact with Kierstin, the ride coordinator.


May 12thMadison CycloFemme Ride
Join Spoke Haven for the very first Madison CycloFemme ride! All the details can be found here on the site. Please RSVP on the Facebook page if you are interested in joining (link above). The ride is FREE, but we suggest bringing some cash for the Cap City Trail and for food/drinks at the Froth House.

Raffle items include prizes from Saris, CycleOps, Park Tool, Po Campo, Slime, Castelli, 20by2020, and MORE!


May 13th-17th- Madison Bike to Work Week
Each year at the end of spring and the beginning of Summer, the Wisconsin Bike Fed helps host Bike to Work Week in cities all around the state. As you can see, there is no shortage of events in Madison. Check out the Bike Fed’s website for more info on other cities.  Bacon on the bike path is one of our personal favorites as there’s nothing like fresh cooked bacon and coffee in the morning!