Explore the tastes and sights of Madison’s beautiful and bikeable east-side neighborhoods! Join us on a BCycle as we explore the Willy Street, Atwood, and Olbrich neighborhoods.
Enjoy 7 food tastings and a locally made drink sample!
We’ll start at the historic Garver Feed Mill where we’ll get an overview of the tour, and learn the basics of riding the BCycles. At Garver, we’ll enjoy samples from two resident businesses, Garver Events and Kosa or Ian’s Pizza. Garver serves us a sample of their delicious made-from-scratch brunch menu as well as a drink sample. Ian’s offers pizza by the slice and Kosa (Saturdays only) prepares vegan dishes in the Ayurvedic tradition. Be ready to have your senses ignited!
As we pedal easily (the new BCycles have electric assist and are a breeze to ride!) along the bike path and side streets, we’ll make our second stop at NutKrack for artisan pecans that are addictive! From there we’ll pedal along the lake path and neighborhood streets to the Willy Street neighborhood. We’ll learn about the African American history of this neighborhood, including the oldest known Madison resident who lived on Willy Street! We visit Orton Park–Orton Park was Madison’s first city park, and before that it had a more spooky history. Can you guess what it was?
We’ll stop at Taco Local for a sample of their tacos, posole and a margarita!
From there we’ll cruise back toward Garver where we’ll enjoy real Wisconsin ice cream before ending the tour.
After parking the bikes and finishing the tour, feel free to enjoy more patio time at Garver.
*Please contact us if you want to ride your own bike.
**Tastings and stops subject to change
Guided B-Cycle tour with tastings from 5 locations (carry out or outside seating)! Electric assist bikes make it an easy ride. Includes 7 food tastings, B-cycle day pass, all food samples, 2 beer/cocktail/kombucha samples and a 20% discount on annual B-cycle membership.
Saturdays 1-4 pm
6 miles round trip
Published on Jun 21 2021
Last Updated on May 30 2022