Summer Bike Events & UPDATES!

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted an update. Our summer has been jam packed with cycling events around Madison. Everything from Cyclofemme to Fix A Flat Clinics to Sunday morning brunch rides has kept us busy!

We’re still in the planning process of trying to get an awesome and unique women’s only shop in Madison, but part of our planning is getting our name out to the world. Spoke Haven has been working with key partners such as the Wisconsin Bike Fed, Team Luna Chix, Wheels & Reels, the City of Madison, and other community leaders to make this all happen. So far we’ve received great feedback and support from every person we’ve worked with up to this point and it’s all very exciting.

Our goal is to continue to help not only offer fun cycling events for women in our community, but to also support others who want to help promote cycling for fun, for sport, and as a mode of transport. We want more butts on bikes and we can’t make that happen unless we all support one another.

Spoke Haven will continue to provide support and educational resources through the end of the year. We’ll continue with workshops through the winter, indoor training opportunities, and planning of events for next year’s riding season. We also plan on continue to change and mold our business plan to provide the best possible scenario for us to thrive. There’s still plans of running a crowd funding campaign to offer up fun and unique incentives for those who want to support us. We’re also selling our awesome jerseys (seen in the photos above) in our online store for those who want to show their support. They were made for us by Borah Teamware (aka Mt. Borah) right here in Wisconsin. Full zip, fully custom jerseys with a club cut for comfort. Men’s and women’s sizes available!

We’re looking into getting some other fun Spoke Haven branded gear made up that’s a little more pocket book friendly, but in the meantime continue to keep an eye on our online store and check us out on social media or Meetup.com for info on upcoming events.

Thank you to all of you who have been supportive and have come out to all of our events. We cannot express how amazing it feels to be able to provide women a place to be social, have fun, and ride bikes!

See you on the road 🙂

Madison Bike to Work Week

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Happy Bike To Work Week!

Happy Bike to Work Week everyone! Check out the poster for this week’s events in Madison. The Wisconsin Bike Fed’s website has listings of events in other cities around Wisconsin.

Also, this morning Channel 3000 did a nice feature on Bike to Work Week as well as on Madison B Cycles. Click HERE to check it out!

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May is National Bike Month!

National Bike Month is like the cyclists’ solstice. We shed our studded tires, lined knickers, shoe covers, goggles, and other cumbersome riding gear in exchange for fun and free riding! To celebrate, the Wisconsin Bike Fed helps facilitate the Wisconsin Bike Challenge. The challenge is hosted via Endomondo and is 100% FREE to sign up for. The actual challenge is a part of a National Bike Challenge that pits states against each other for bragging rights and a way to see how your community or workplace stands up to the rest of the country.

You can sign up as an individual or you can set up a team for your workplace. It’s a fun way to get your co-workers, loved ones, and friends to be involved in a fun activity. It’s healthy to boot!

Smartphone users, you can use the Endomondo app to easily track mileage, calories, and other metrics. Bonus: When you reach a certain level of points (you get points for each mile ridden) you have a chance to win some great prizes from the challenge sponsors!

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Tying into National Bike Month is also National Bike to Work Week. The Wisconsin Bike Fed has information regarding the various Bike to Work Week events around the state. Madisonians are fairly familiar with pastries and bacon on the bike path. Check out the poster below for info on the week’s events!

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