Bicycling Events

Summer Rides for Joe

Fitchburg has been recognized as a bike-friendly community with numerous award-winning bike paths and trails, including the Capital City State Trail, the Badger State Trail, and the Military Ridge State Trail. By joining the summer bike rides hosted by the City of Fitchburg Bike Committee, you can explore these excellent biking choices with experienced leaders and experience firsthand why Fitchburg has been recognized for its bike-friendly environment. So, come and pedal along these amazing trails, enjoy the scenic routes, meet new people, and discover the beauty of Fitchburg's award-winning bike trails this summer. The summer rides are in memory of Joe Imilkowski, long-time Fitchburg resident and avid bicyclist. Helmets are required.  Rides will start and end at the Fitchburg Senior Center, taking place the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.; sign up on the League of American Bicyclists event page at

Madison Queer Bike Rides

Madison Queer Bike Ride is a monthly queer group ride, meeting at Law Park on the second Wednesday of every month at 6pm. See the group's Instagram page for details and updates:

Slow Roll Ride: Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Saturday, August 5, 2023, 2:00-7:00pm at 354 Coyier Lane

The South Side Slow Roll is a 3-mile bike ride designed for those who have never participated in a group ride before. The event is about inclusiveness, helping people access trails they’ve never ridden before, and providing a community of support, fun, and fostering a love of bicycling for those who are new to the activity. If you are intimidated to hop on the area bike paths, or haven’t ridden with a group before and want to enjoy an inclusive, community-building opportunity on a bike, you don’t want to miss this one. If you are a seasoned cyclist we’d love to have you join us to provide support and positivity to others who are new to cycling!

The ride is free but online registration is required (register using the Google form at You can also register on the day of the event in the parking lot at Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison. For more information, read the Madison365 feature article on the South Side Slow Roll here.