The Madison community is an amazing place to live. Everywhere we look, we find opportunities to embrace an active lifestyle, and the Madison B-Cycle program is one of our new favorites. Whether you use it as an efficient and cost-effective commuting solution, a fun transportation option for occasional trips, or just a great way to add some active zip to your daily grind, we think you will appreciate all that B-Cycle has to offer.
Grab 'n' Go
The most basic way to use B-Cycle. Grab a bike from any of the 32 stations around the Isthmus. Your 24-hour pass is $5 and allows you to make unlimited trips of 30 minutes or less, cycling from one station to another. Trips up to one hour are just an additional $2. Want to ride around all day? Just make sure you check in at a B-Cycle station every 30 minutes, and you only pay $5!
Make it a Membership
For regular B-Cycle riders, this is the way to go. Your $65 annual membership gives you a full year of unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less, with the same $2 charge for trips of 31-60 minutes.
Use code BERKELEYMAD15 to get $15 off your annual membership!
Learn more about Madison B-Cycle.
A true B-Cycle story...
Our friend and Berkeley customer, Bill Richards, offers his personal experience with B-Cycle:
When I first heard of B-Cycle last year, I had no interest in signing up as I already owned a bike and road it frequently around town. I begrudgingly bought my membership due to peer pressure. After a spring/summer/fall of cruising around on the La-Z Boy of bikes, I am an ardent supporter.I fell in love with B-Cycle after Crazy Legs last year. I shed my throw-away layer after mile 1. I was wet, freezing, half-naked and exhausted. Camp Randall was a mile and a half from my apartment, but I was only steps away from a B-Cycle station. Before I knew it, I was docking my B-Cycle at MLK and walking into my apartment.
B-Cycle is great for:
- Planned, one-way runs that end at a B-Cycle stand. Bike back home in style.
- People that live in the suburbs and visit downtown. It’s like having a bike by all the hot spots.
- When friends visit as a spare bike downtown.
- Downtown athletes that only have an expensive high-end racing bike.
- I also use the B-Cycle for bad-weather biking. No more taking you own bike out in the rain!