Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bike to Work 2009

Bike to Work Week has been pushed back to June! This is very exciting news for us Art-Bikers who pray for sun every year so we can really get creative with our costumes. The weather will be on our side!

Bike to Work Week
June 6-12

The Art Bike Rally will be Saturday, June 6th at 11am starting at the Capitol (top of State St.)

We hope to have the biggest turnout yet and some really excellent bicycles!
Stay tuned for more announcements and get your creativity on!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

News Coverage

Madison Art Bikes in the news!

For pictures, videos and more--check out the links below!

The Isthmus was comment on "the bicycle as a visual medium"
Decorating bikes and rallying for Bike to Work Week

The Wisconsin State Journal called it "visually quirky"

Monday, May 19, 2008

Many Thanks!

Many thanks to the volunteers who make this event what it is, year after year. Hauling around the bikes, storing and maintaining them is a lot of work! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

This year, we especially want to thank Ann, who is new to the rally scene. Her creativity and contributions were awesome! Thanks Ann!

BTW, nice spare socks!
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Bike Party

The annual 2008 Art Bike Rally was a success!! Over 50 riders and their excellent bikes made it to the rally. This year, we had the some old favorites and some new bikes as well. The classic grass bike with a new mohawk helmet was in full effect. Orgami bike was lovely as usual...
Because of a glitch in the PA system, the riders had to be extra creative this year. We made up some chants and talked to people along the way. Bike to work, Bike to work! Yada yada yada yada BIKE!

I believe this model is a newby to the rally. Love the sparkle and leather.
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Thursday, May 08, 2008

It's here!


Friday May 9th
3 PM through the night....
921 Jenifer St.
(Ann + Bill @ 698-3525)

and then there's the actual event.

(and so do you)

Annual Art Bike Rally
Sat. May 10th
decorating at 10 am, riding 11 am
at the Madison Children's Museum

Friday, May 02, 2008

"The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
Iris Murdoch

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bike to Work Week 2008

The Art Bike Rally Day on May 10th.
10am-11am Kids, decorate your bikes at the Children's Museum
11am Art Bike Rally: starts at the 100 block of State Street

It's that time of year! Finally the spring shows itself and biking season is in full swing.
Congrats to you hardcore bikers who biked to work all winter long. In my opinion, that was quite a feat!

Bike to Work Week coming up fast...find a complete calendar of events at the Bike Fed website. Thanks to the Bike Federation for organizing this week of events and inspiring more people to ride bikes! Also, thanks to Budget Bicycle for sponsoring the Art Bike Rally. This event is always a memorable for the people who participate and those to see it. The rally is a great visual medium to get people thinking about riding their bikes!

If you've never participated before, make this year your first! It's easy! Just show up with your bike and ride around the square, twice!

Winter Biking

Some people think biking in the winter is crazy (especially this winter), but it can also be a lot of fun. This is a little video we made on Lake Monona to demo the ice tires that my husband uses to bike to work. We sent the video to Nokian, the tire manufacturer and they sent us some free tires to support our hobby! That's me on the skates and Markus on the bike.