Explore the tastes and sights of Madison’s beautiful and bikeable east side neighborhoods! Join us on a B-cycle* as we explore the Willy Street, Atwood and Olbrich neighborhoods. All food will be taken to go or eaten outside!
Enjoy 7 food tastings and two drink samples including a full size beer!
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 B-cycles. At Garver we’ll sit on the patio enjoying samples from two resident businesses, Kosa OR Ledger coffee and Ian’s Pizza. Kosa (Saturdays) prepares vegan dishes in the Ayurvedic tradition. Be ready to have your senses ignited! Ledger coffee (Sundays) will get us going with iced or hot coffee and a locally made pastry sample.
Ian’s pizza is a crowd favorite, and you have an option to wash it down with a beer or kombucha sample. As we pedal easily (the new B-cycles have electric assist and are a breeze to ride!) along the bike path, we’ll make our second stop at Monsoon Siam, a delicious and authentic Thai restaurant where we’ll enjoy two delicious tastings. From there we’ll pedal along the lake path and neighborhood streets to Orton Park to enjoy an artisan treat – NutKrack. Orton Park was Madison’s first city park, and before that it had a darker history. We’ll learn about the African American history of this neighborhood, including the oldest known Madison resident who lived on Willy Street!
From there we’ll cruise back toward Garver stopping for real Wisconsin ice cream at the Chocolate Shoppe along the way. We’ll end the tour back at Garver, a recently restored historic sugar and feed mill behind Olbrich gardens. The path takes us past community gardens and the Goodman Community Center.
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.
Highlights: 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, personal hand-sanitizer, B-cycle day pass, all food samples, 1 large beer sample and a 20% discount on annual B-cycle membership.
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm
Length: 6 miles r/t