Want to experience first-hand the impact UW-Madison’s largest volunteer program is making in Madison communities? Take this 10 mile self-guided bike ride of iconic landmarks in Madison.
Madison, Dane County, and South Central Wisconsin are home to a plethora of wonderful organizations helping to preserve the environment, get kids outside, and teach students and families about the world around us. Many of these low-cost or no-cost organizations are within biking distance, and Nature Net has put together a bike map to help you get around. What better way to explore these great spots than by biking with your family?
Get ready to visit the iconic places on Madison's Isthmus that make it a very special place. The city seduces you with green and blue spaces, premium craft beer at jaw dropping prices and Midwestern niceness. As you ride on the Capitol Square and University, we dare you to count the number of badgers you see including a famous one in the Capitol.
The Wisconsin School Garden Initiative encourages you to grab a camera and hop on your bike for this picturesque ride featuring youth gardens on Madison's north side. In addition to being great scenery, youth gardens offer a host of benefits. They provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables, create opportunities to be active outside, and introduce children to ecological principles. This route highlights three youth gardens: Gompers Elementary, Lake View Elementary, and the Troy Kids' Garden that all combine produce, education, and fun!