Madison BCycle Bicycle Sharing

Madison BCycle is an urban bike sharing program that is revolutionizing the way Madison moves! There are over 20 active stations throughout downtown, with more stations being rolled out regularly. Enjoy access to 350 bikes at 40 stations throughout the capital city this summer!

UW Transportation Services, in partnership with BCycle, has reduced membership prices for UW students, employees and affiliates! Just $20 per year with a UW email account.

  • UW students - promo code WISCSTUDENT
  • Employees - promo code WISCFACULTY
  • UW Extension employees - promo code UWEXTENSION
  • UW Health employees with emails ending in ".edu" - promo code WISCHEALTH38
  • UW Health employees with emails ending in ".org" - promo code UWHEALTH38

Membership includes all trips 30 minutes or less, with an unlimited number of trips during your membership access period. Please note, usage fees apply for all rides longer than 30 minutes.

In addition to the availability map online, BCycle also has a smartphone app. Just search 'bcycle' in either the app store (iPhones) or Marketplace (Androids) and it will pull up the free app. It locates your city via GPS, letting you know of nearby stations.

Madison BCycle annual members traveling to participating BCycle systems across the U.S. can use their annual membership to check out bikes in any of the participating cities just as they do at home. Participating BCycle locations include: Denver, CO; Boulder, CO; San Antonio, TX; Houston, TX; Spartanburg, SC; Charlotte, NC; Des Moines, IA; Kansas City, MO; Omaha, NE; Nashville, TN; Kailua, HI; Fort Worth, TX; Salt Lake City, UT.

See Madison's BCycle Page for details.


Check out these videos about using BCycle:

What is Madison BCycle?



  • Checking out a BCycle



  • Docking/Returning



  • BCycle Now App

UW Departmental Bicycle Program

UW Transportation Services provides a limited number of recycled bicycles for use by UW Departments. Contact the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator for more information.

Red Bike Program

Budget Bicycles runs a low cost long-term bike rental program. You put down a deposit or credit card imprint and and use bike for as long as you like. Contact Budget Bicycles at 930 Regent, 608-251-1663.

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