Bicycle centers are a new model of transportation hub, designed to make bicycling more attractive and accessible for residents and commuters.
The Madison Bicycle Center (MBC) is a collaboration between the City of Madison and local bicycle charity Madison Freewheel Bike Co. The MBC is located just off Capital Square (202 S. Pinckney St.), and is convenient to downtown bike paths and bus routes.
Store your bike onsite. No need to worry about bike theft. Storing your bike in our indoors, locked, climate-controlled facility is the best way to make sure your bike stays safe. And with your keycard, you can access your facility 24/7, even when MBC staff aren’t around.
Get clean. Don’t show up to work sweaty after your commute. Our showers, changing rooms, and restrooms are the perfect way to freshen up after a long ride.
Stow your stuff. MBC offers large and small lockers to stow bike helmets, backpacks, coats, and other items. You’ll receive a padlock and key for your locker when you join MBC.
Wash off your bike. Especially in winter, salt and sand can wear away at a bike’s essential components. We offer a bike wash station for you to hose away your bike’s grime.
Take 10% off. MBC sells refurbished bikes and new parts and accessories, and Freewheel’s skilled mechanics provide rapid turn-arounds on all work. If you’re an MBC monthly or annual member, take 10% off all retail purchases and services.
Two free tune-ups every year! Well-loved bikes need a little adjustment now and then. Monthly and annual members receive two free tune-ups every year. (This covers the cost of labor for a basic tune-up. If your bike needs new parts or additional work, this may cost extra.)
Get a speedy turn-around on service. MBC prides itself on fast turnarounds on bike repairs, but we reserve our speediest repairs for members. Drop off your bike by 10 AM on a weekday to receive same-day turnaround on most basic repairs.
A day pass to our facility is just $7, and is perfect for securely storing your bike for a day around town.
Monthly passes are $50, and an annual membership is $510. These are perfect for downtown commuters and residents, and offer many of the expanded perks listed above — like free tune-ups, rapid turnaround times, and discounts on sales and service.
BecomE a Member
The MBC is opening to members for the first time on Monday, April 25th. Contact us now to schedule your intake appointment! We’ll give you your keycard, as well as a padlock and key for your locker, and we’ll give you a tour.