Boys and Girls Club Brings More Color to Madison’s Bike Share

Madison B-cycle’s ArtBike project, a collaboration between Madison B-cycle, Boys and Girls Club of Dance County, and DreamBikes of Madison has brought more color to the town’s bike share.

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Madison B-cycle’s ArtBike project, a collaboration between Madison B-cycle, Boys and Girls Club of Dance County, and DreamBikes of Madison has brought more color to the town’s bike share.

Ten bikes from Madison’s bike sharing program were removed from the fleet in late June and stripped down to the frame by DreamBikes. The frames were then painted by youth members of the Boys and Girls Club with unique and colorful designs. The freshly painted frames were then weatherproofed by Trek Bicycle at their Waterloo, WI global headquarters and reunited with their parts at DreamBikes and Madison B-cycle for their return to regular use in the Madison B-cycle system.

Before returning to circulation, the ArtBikes were on display at the Bike for Boys and Girls Club ride Saturday, July 21st at Edgewood College in Madison. The bikes returned to circulation in the B-cycle system for public use on August 1.

Throughout the month of August, every time an ArtBike was checked out of a Madison B-cycle station, Metcalfe’s Market has donated $1 to the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, giving Madison B-cycle users the opportunity to raise funds for a great organization while enjoying their B-cycle trip.

The ArtBike project was made possible by a grant from the Capitol Times Kids fund, allowing BGC to buy supplies for the project and hire the mechanical services of DreamBikes of Madison.

The total funds raised during this project will be released in early September.

madison.bcycle.com

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