Bicycles

Still looking for a bike that fits your budget?The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 1309 Williamson Street is holding its last bicycle sale of the season from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

These bicycle sales usually feature a wide variety of bikes at a wide range of prices. The bikes are stored in the Baldwin Street basement, so they won’t be available for viewing until the day of the sale.

Photograph © Nadine Goff

If you’ve been meaning to take one of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation’s walking or biking tours this summer but haven’t done so, you still have a chance! But you have to hurry!!

The last tours of the 2012 season will be offered on Saturday, September 22nd.

The State Street Tour features the historic buildings of Madison’s famous downtown street, and the stories of the people who lived and worked between the Capitol and the University of Wisconsin campus. The one-hour tour meets at 11 a.m. at Michelangelo’s Coffee Shop, 114 State Street, and ends with a free junior ice cream at the Chocolate Shoppe.

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Mamasource is offering a deal on a popular product that helps people stay safe during nighttime bicycle rides: $13 for BikeGlow Safety Light, “the only light on the market to offer 360-degree visibility.”

According to Mamasouce, “The 10 foot waterproof light tube easily and securely attaches to the bike frame. Choose from several vibrant colors and three lighting modes (steady, slow flash, and fast flash) to ensure that you’re seen from all angles.”

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Spend $5 Bicycle Benefits sticker for your bike helmet and you’ll be eligible for a range of discounts and rewards at more than 100 Madison-area businesses, including Wingra Boats (Free ice cream or drink with every boat rental); Whole Foods Market ($5 Off purchases $30+); Alchemy Cafe & Bar ($1 off drafts); and Olbrich Botanical Gardens (free admission to the conservatory).

Students, are you looking for a cheap set of wheels? Here’s an opportunity to find a bike that may fit your budget: The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 1309 Williamson Street is holding a one-day bicycle sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 1st, 2012.

These bicycle sales usually feature a wide variety of bikes at a wide range of prices. We called St. Vincent’s on Thursday afternoon and learned that there will be over 100 bikes available at the sale. The bikes are stored in the Baldwin Street basement, so they won’t be available for viewing until the day of the sale.

Grab your bikes or lace up your skates this weekend when Madison’s popular “Ride the Drive” event moves to the Northside from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

According to the Madison Parks Department, “Ride the Drive is a community event that turns Madison’s signature streets into a public promenade that is open to bikers, walkers, rollerbladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. These popular events have drawn over 20,000 families, friends, and recreation enthusiasts each. The free event draws thousands of people to ride, walk and skate on the route, enjoy live music, food, and participate in various activities, and fun stopping points along the way.”

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Need a bike? Here’s an opportunity to find a bike that may fit your budget: The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 1309 Williamson Street is holding a one-day bicycle sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012.

These bicycle sales usually feature a wide variety of bikes at a wide range of prices. The bikes are stored in the Baldwin Street basement, so they won’t be available for viewing until the day of the sale.

Still looking for a bike? Here’s an opportunity to find a bike that may fit your budget: The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 1309 Williamson Street is holding a one-day bicycle sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2012.

These bicycle sales usually feature a wide variety of bikes at a wide range of prices. The bikes are stored in the Baldwin Street basement, so they won’t be available for viewing until the day of the sale.

It’s time for the 6th Annual Bacon on the Bike Path event! From 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012, Planet Bike will celebrate Madison’s Bike to Work Week by offering free breakfast treats: fruit, donuts, juice, coffee from Just Coffee and Nueske’s bacon.

Grab your breakfast goodies at the morning commuter station, located on the bike path along the shores of Lake Monona between the Monona Terrace and Broom Street. There will also be bike tech support provided by Willy Street Bikes.

As part of the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation’s Bike to Work Week (May 14th through 18th, 2012), Madison B-cycle, the city’s bike sharing program, is offering free B-cycle trips. Here’s how it works: The cost of a 24-hour membership will be waived at all of the 27 B-cycle kiosks during the week, making all trips lasting less than thirty minutes free.

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