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 one of two resident businesses, Kosa or Ian’s Pizza. Kosa (Saturdays only) prepares vegan dishes in the Ayurvedic tradition. Be ready to have your senses ignited! Ian’s makes popular pizza by the slice. We’ll enjoy a sampler of Garver’s delicious brunch menu as well both days.
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 Monsoon Siam, a delicious and authentic Thai restaurant where we’ll enjoy two delicious tastings, then head across the street 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?
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, 1 beer/cocktail/kombucha sample and a 20% discount on annual B-cycle membership.
Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm
6 miles round trip
Published on Jun 21 2021
Last Updated on May 11 2022