Biking by the Numbers

A by-the-numbers look at three of our favorite ways to enjoy biking in Madison this summer

Madison B-cycle: An urban bike-sharing program in its second year

18,486: number of B-cycle check-outs in 2011
$65: cost of annual membership
$20: cost of annual membership for UW community
$5: cost of 24-hour membership
Unlimited: number of check-outs in a membership period
30: maximum minutes for bike check-out before extra usage fees
35: number of Madison B-cycle stations in place this summer
350: number of B-cycle bikes

Ride the Drive: A community event that turns Madison streets into a biker’s paradise 

June 3: date for the downtown Ride the Drive
6: miles of street on Lake Monona Shores and Capitol Square closed to motor traffic
$0: admission charged
2009: first Madison Ride the Drive event
20,000: number of attendees this annual event consistently draws
August 12: date for the north side Ride the Drive

ACT 10: the Wisconsin AIDS Ride A fun but demanding ride to raise funds and awareness for the AIDS Network

August 2–5: date for the 2012 event 
300: miles of pedaling over four days 
10th: this year’s anniversary of the event 
$300,000: anticipated amount raised for AIDS research from this year’s ride
150: expected number of riders this year
300: expected number of support crew members this year
1,300: potential HIV/AIDS clients in southern Wisconsin

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