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About Madison, Wisconsin
Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County. Madison, along with the rest of the state, has a humid continental climate.
This city has evolved to the point that doing everyday things by bike is just normal. In fact, bicycling in Madison is greatly encouraged. More than five percent of Madison residents commute by bicycle, utilizing numerous miles of bike paths. When in town, ride by the Monona Terrace and check out the city’s Bike Barometer, which displays the daily and yearly count of bicyclists.
In recognition of the city’s efforts, the League of American Bicyclists bestowed Madison with Platinum status in November 2015. Madison, WI has also been rated a Top Ten Bicycle-Friendly City by Bicycling Magazine and boasts 43 miles of bike paths, 87 mile of bike lanes, 10 miles of bike curb lanes, and 116 miles of bike routes. Moreover, it is named among the “Best Cities on Earth for Biking” by Yahoo.com. All of those proved that Madison is surely a safe and fun place to bike. Riding in Madison is not only acceptable, it’s accessible.
Besides, it's a vibrant cultural hub of art, music, food, beer, and plenty of outdoor activities. So, why wouldn't you like to see this active and beautiful city as well as its surrounding area by bicycle?