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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If you mised the St. Patrick’s Day bicycle sale at St. Vinny’s, 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, April 14th, 2012.

There should be a wide variety of bikes for sale in 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.

If you need a bike this spring, but haven’t yet found that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, 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 St. Patrick’s Day: Saturday, March 17, 2012.

There should be all kinds of bikes for sale in 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.

Mamasource is once again offering a deal on a popular product that will help you 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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It’s time for the last bicycle sale of the season at The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 1309 Williamson Street. The store is holding the sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011..

There will be all kinds of bikes, ranging in price from $10 to several hundred dollars. The bikes are stored in the basement, so they won’t be available for viewing until the day of the sale.

If you plan to attend the sale on Saturday, please enter the store on the South Baldwin Street side.


Curious about those B-cycle stations popping up around Downtown Madison? Want to take one of those red, two-wheeled vehicles for a spin? Here’s your chance: From Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th, 2011 the Madison B-cycle bike sharing program will be offering free 24-hour memberships “in an effort to give more people the opportunity to try out the revolutionary urban transportation program.”

To obtain your free 24-hour pass, simply need to register at any B-cycle station or online at www.madison.bcycle.com beginning Friday, August 26th. People who take advantage of the offer will only have to cover usage fees for trips lasting longer than half an hour.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Madison B-Cycle website.


Jasmere is currently offering BikeGlow™ safety lights for just $11 (regularly $24.95). (Note: Look for this offer in the sidebar if you don’t reach it directly via the link).

These 10 foot waterproof light tubes easily and securely attach to your bike’s frame. Choose from eight vibrant colors and three lighting modes (steady, slow flash, and fast flash) to ensure that you’re seen from all angles. Buy one for every bike in the family, add two AA batteries, and keep your family safe and sound while enjoying night rides.

If this is your first purchase from Jasmere, please use this link; if you do, we’ll receive a one-time referral fee, which will help us pay for our remote server and some of the other expenses involved in running Madison On the Cheap.

Plus, you’ll want to use code august10 to get an extra 10% off any single purchase, this month only.

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Several people have asked about this event, so they’ll probably be pleased as punch to find out they can save money on registration fees with this new Groupon deal: $40 for an entry for a two-person team (a $95 value) to Urban Bike Adventure on August 13th, 2011; or $59 for an entry for a three-person team (a $135 value).

“Urban Bike Adventure pits teams of two or three against one another in a combination obstacle course, scavenger hunt, and road race. Teams carry a clue sheet to solve puzzles and riddles to locate checkpoints around the city while also engaging in festive challenges such as bike polo and bike jousting,” according to the folks at Groupon. “Afterward, all participants are invited to an after-party at which the top 10 teams will receive medals and everyone will be festooned with a T-shirt, swag bag, and entry to raffle prizes and post-race giveaways.”

Fine print: Expires Aug 13, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver.

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Mamasource (formerly Mamapedia Sweet deals) a daily deals site focusing on money-saving deals custom-crafted for moms and their families, has a great offer that will help you 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. Get one for every bike in the family, add two AA batteries, and start enjoying night rides with peace of mind.”

If you have not yet signed up for Mamasource deals from Mamapedia, please use this link to do so. Otherwise, use one of our other links to purchase this deal.

This offer expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 24th, 2011.

This offer has expired.