Madison WI Real Estate Blog

Biking in and around Madison

One of my favorite things about living in Madison is biking around town. There's an abundance of bike paths, bike boulevards, bike shops, and all around biking goodness. Since I live close to my office, I often bike to work.Sometimes I even meet up with friends to go bike around Lake Monona or out to the Capitol City trail. On those nicer days I even bike into school for my MBA classes. When I'm feeling like trail riding, I even go mountain biking at CamRock park. Sometimes my wife teases me because I have three bikes, but clearly they are all needed in a place like Madison that encourages people to ride their bicycle.

Bike to Work Week

Coming up the week of June 6-11 is Bike to Work Week, put on by the Wisconsin Bike Federation. To kick things off in Madison will be the annual Ride the Drive event on June 5th. "RIDE THE DRIVE is FREE, open-to-the-public, family event, and a whole new way to experience our great city. For this event, we close down the streets to cars and open it up to bikers, walkers, roller bladers, and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. The streets are temporarily closed to cars, but open to people."

Bike Sharing

If you don't own a bike, there's even a few options to use one. TREK was generous enough to donate $1 Million to start a bicycle sharing program called B-Cycle. This program has been successful in Denver and Boulder. Madison will be rolling out 35 stations and 350 bikes in 2011. For those close to Budget Bicycle shop, you can even get a free "Red Bike" to use by simply placing a deposit.

Clients Buy Houses Along Bike Path

This year I have had a few clients that also find biking to be important. One such couple, works at Trek and wanted to live near downtown Madison. We found a...

LOVE Madison - Serving

Last week our church decided to not have any services.  Instead, we went out to the community and helped out in various ways.  My wife and I had an opportunity to volunteer at Oakwood Village retirement community on the east side of Madison.  We met some great people in the process of doing some landscape work.