Community Programs

Freewheel Community Bike Shop

Freewheel is a community bicycle workshop run by volunteers with a range of bicycle skills, and shares space with Bike Right. For the past 11 years, Freewheel has sought to encourage bicycling in Madison by providing free space for people to learn about and work on their bikes. Freewheel provides free build-a-bike classes, repair classes as well as open shop hours. Anyone can come and participate during open shop hours. You can bring your bike and repair it or tune it up using tools and parts from the shop. You can build a whole bike from scratch and get help from the volunteers. You can be a volunteer and help someone less knowledgeable with their bike, or teach someone the skills you just learned, or just help organize. FreeWheel accepts bikes, bike parts, tools, supplies (lubricants, patch kits, etc.), and monetary donations. No bicycle experience is required.

Cycling Sustenance

Cycling Sustenance’s mission is to provide quality food to disadvantaged households while reducing waste and encouraging sustainable living. Through our unique delivery services, we are able to serve a broader population of individuals who lack access to traditional charitable food organizations. We believe that food is a basic human right and in a country of such great wealth and resources, it is a travesty for people to have to choose between basic necessities.

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin

“We are here to help make Wisconsin one of the best places in the world to ride a bike. We want residents and visitors alike – from all backgrounds – to make cycling a central and convenient part of the Wisconsin experience.”