HALLOWEEN GIVE-A-WAY CONTEST

HALLOWEEN GIVE-A-WAY CONTEST

Posted on Oct 28th 2019 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Here at Planet Bike, Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. We love costumed cyclocross races, trick-or-treating with the kids, carving pumpkins and radiant rides through the fall colors. It’s also a fun time of year to see bicycle enthusiasts use our products in unique ways. This year, we want to hear from y […] read more...
2018 National Bike Summit recap

2018 National Bike Summit recap

Posted on Apr 4th 2018 | Advocacy, Blog, Events,
This blog is a guest post from our friends at the League of American Bicyclists:    Now that we’re a few weeks out from the 2018 National Bike Summit (#NBS18 on social media) and we’ve had a chance to share the presentations, photos and videos, we wanted to take a look back at some of the highlights of the e […] read more...
Free Bikes 4 Kids Madison Receives Community Grant

Free Bikes 4 Kids Madison Receives Community Grant

Posted on Jan 4th 2018 | Advocacy, Events, News,
The Madison Community Foundation has recently announced their Mad About Bikes community grants. These grants celebrate Madison’s bicycle culture and focus on increasing bicycle access for everyone in the community. Free Bikes 4 Kids Madison has been awarded a portion of this years grant that will see the program impac […] read more...
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Posted on Oct 3rd 2017 | Bike Life, Events,
My family recently took a trip up to Marquette, Michigan with some other biking families to explore and ride some of the amazing mountain bike trails the area is well known for. We brought the kids to the trail head one day to rip around on the pump track and ride some of the shorter loops through the woods. […] read more...
Youth Bike Summit 2017

Youth Bike Summit 2017

Posted on Sep 29th 2017 | Advocacy, Blog, Events,
Planet Bike is once again a lead sponsor of the 7th annual Youth Bike Summit (YBS).  The Summit takes place from October 6th-8th in Arlington, VA. Over 500 young people and adults will gather to learn and share ways to transform our communities by empowering and developing youth bicycle leaders. Photo Credit […] read more...
2017 Wisconsin Ride Guide

2017 Wisconsin Ride Guide

Posted on Mar 16th 2017 | Bike Life, Events,
Bicycling plays a prominent role in our home state of Wisconsin. From the many rail trails and other paths that are prevalent through much of the state, to the numerous bicycle related industries that call Wisconsin home; we take bicycling seriously here in Wisconsin. We also have a terrific advocacy organization in […] read more...
Don’t get nasty. Get bicycle friendly

Don’t get nasty. Get bicycle friendly

Posted on Mar 18th 2016 | Advocacy, Blog, Events,
The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America program is growing up. The BFA program ranks states, communities, businesses and universities as Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum in terms of bicycle friendliness. At the 2016 National Bike Summit (March 7-9, 2016) the League began an extensive listening per […] read more...
Supermarket Streetsweep

Supermarket Streetsweep

Posted on Nov 4th 2015 | Blog, Events,
We’re happy to be on board again as a sponsor for the Supermarket Streetsweep. For the past 9 years this race has produced thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars for the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank! […] read more...
Love to Ride

Love to Ride

Posted on Sep 4th 2015 | Blog, Events,
Here at Planet Bike we’ve been participating in the local Madison Love to Ride Challenge. The Love to Ride Challenge is a movement that has been spreading across the world and aims to encourage more people to try riding a bike to see how much fun and beneficial cycling can be. The program creates a sense of community […] read more...
Bacon on the Bike Path

Bacon on the Bike Path

Posted on Jun 16th 2015 | Bike Life, Events,
We set out for our 9th Annual Bacon on the Bike Path last Friday with high prospects for rain. We did end up with a wet start to the event but by the end we were dry and full of delicious Nueske’s bacon and Just Coffee blends! Despite the weather we had an exceptional turnout and served up nearly 30 pounds of bacon! T […] read more...
National Bike to Work Day

National Bike to Work Day

Posted on May 14th 2015 | Events,
Friday, May 15 is National Bike to Work Day. Are you ready to get your day off to a glorious start with a nice pedal into work?
Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day

Posted on May 6th 2015 | Events,
Today is Bike to School Day and I used that as motivation to make it my first bike to work ride this year as well. School is only a 2 mile ride from home but PBHQ is 13 miles from there so when you throw in the chaos of trying to get two small children out the door in the morning, my bike commuting days have been on h […] read more...
World Winter Bike to Work Day

World Winter Bike to Work Day

Posted on Feb 13th 2015 | Bike Life, Events,
Today is World Winter Bike to Work Day and Planet Bike celebrated the occasion with our now annual WINTER Bacon on the Bike Path. We were joined by the good folks of Madison B-Cycle and cooked up several pounds of Nueske’s bacon along with a couple dozen doughnuts from local Greenbush Bakery and EVP coffee! Thanks to […] read more...
Winter Bacon on the Bike Path, reminder #1

Winter Bacon on the Bike Path, reminder #1

Posted on Jan 27th 2015 | Bike Life, Events,
Madison’s Bike Winter Week, formerly known as Winter Bike To Work Week, has been set for February 9-13. The agenda for the week is still being finalized, but anticipate commuter stations at least 1 of the days with other events throughout the week. Friday, Feb 13, is the official International Winter Bike to Work Day. […] read more...
Winter Bike to Work Day

Winter Bike to Work Day

Posted on Feb 5th 2014 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Bike commuters in Madison are a different breed. I’ve spent many winter mornings pedaling to work in below zero temperatures. Thanks to the efforts of Madison Bike Winter to support our local bike commuters, both fair-weather and diehard. This morning Heath and I set up camp along the SW bike path near UW-Madison’s Ca […] read more...
Heck of the North

Heck of the North

Posted on Oct 14th 2013 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
The Heck of the North was started in 2009. As Jeremy Kershaw returned home from the Almanzo 100, and having recently finished the Ragnarok, he came to the conclusion that the Northland needed to represent. So started the many mornings before work pouring over county maps and the many sorties up dusty, dead-end roads. […] read more...
Eat Play Bike

Eat Play Bike

Posted on Jul 8th 2013 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
I had the honor to help organize Eat Play Bike in south Madison. My fellow collaborators included The Urban League of Greater Madison, Sustain Dane, WIBIC, and the City of Madison. The original concept was to do placemaking in southern Madison and it morphed into a month long festival at the Villager Mall parking lo […] read more...
Makin’ Bacon

Makin’ Bacon

Posted on May 20th 2013 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Our 7th annual Bacon on the Bike Path was a huge success. A gorgeous day helped bring out a massive amount of bike commuters. All the food and refreshments were devoured by 9:30. Thank you to all the bikers that stopped by. We are very grateful for our wonderful partners in this event: –Nueske’s –Just Coffee Coop –Wil […] read more...
Call of the Bacon

Call of the Bacon

Posted on Apr 29th 2013 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Wisconsin will be celebrating Bike to Work Week for the year from May 13-17. What? You thought Christmas was the most wonderful time of year? Think again. Planet Bike will yet again be slinging bacon, donuts, fruit and coffee in appreciation of our fellow bicycle commuters! Join us on Thursday, May 16 on the John Nole […] read more...
CIRREM 2013

CIRREM 2013

Posted on Feb 26th 2013 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Planet Bike has been a sponsor of CIRREM for several years now. It’s a great grassroots gravel road race in Iowa…in February! If you’re one open to adventure, you may want to add this one to your bucket list! […] read more...
Every day is a great day to ride a bike!

Every day is a great day to ride a bike!

Posted on Feb 13th 2013 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Madison Bike Winter is a small but dedicated band of cyclists who are determined to keep their bikes out of storage when the temperature dip and snow starts to fall. In a effort to acknowledge the efforts of the area’s winter commuting community, Madison Bike Winter declared this week to be the 2nd annual Winter Bike […] read more...
Planet Bike’s 6th Annual Bacon on the Bike Path

Planet Bike’s 6th Annual Bacon on the Bike Path

Posted on May 21st 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Another Wisconsin Bike to Work Week has passed, leaving bike commuters across the state in an endorphin-infused high. The crew at Planet Bike once again pulled out all the stops for our 6th annual Bacon on the Bike Path. The catchy name certainly hints at the carnivorous aspect of the event, there was something there […] read more...

“Teenagers kick our butts”, Dar Williams

Posted on Apr 17th 2012 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
Planet Bike was very happy to sponsor the 2012 Youth Bike Summit that happened in January in New York City. 275 participants from 20 states and 3 countries met to learn, share and have fun. Below is a video from Streetsblog and some links to photostreams from the YBS. Enjoy. PHOTOS – Album I – by Angela Jimenez PHOTOS […] read more...
The Meat of the Story

The Meat of the Story

Posted on Jun 15th 2011 | Bike Life, Blog, Events,
It’s been close to a week since we closed out the 5th annual Bacon on the Bike Path as part of Wisconsin’s Bike to Work Week. As I sit at my desk on this rainy day, I can’t help but wonder how we can make it bigger and better next year. For now though, let me reflect on this year’s edition.The planning started weeks in […] read more...