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Madison BCycle Community Pass Program

Madison BCycle is off the road through March 15, 2024. Please check back in March for updates on BCycle Community Pass availability.

The program, in partnership with the Madison Public Library Foundation, enables riders to use their Madison Public Library card to access one of over 350 electric bikes.

Madison BCycle Community Pass launch

Left to right: Library Director Greg Mickells, Madison BCycle General Manager Helen Bradley, Library Board President Eve Galanter, Foundation Executive Director Jenni Jeffress.

While e-bike checkouts from a BCycle station or mobile app typically require a credit card or smartphone to unlock, the Madison BCycle Community Pass Program introduces an alternative checkout method for riders that might have previously been unable to access bike share.

Library card holders can check out one of the available Madison BCycle passes from any Madison Public Library location.

The passes can be checked out for up to a week at a time and provide access to over 350 electric-assist bikes at more than 50 BCycle stations in and around Madison. Riders also have the option to check out a helmet as needed.  Library card holders must be 18 years old to check out a Madison BCycle pass.

As part of the partnership, Madison Public Library Foundation has helped make the program a reality by funding the Madison BCycle passes.

Each Madison Public Library location has two Community Passes available for checkout. Madison BCycle currently has a station outside of the Central Library location on West Mifflin Street, the Sequoya Library on Gammon Road, and at Pinney Library on Cottage Grove Road.

Madison BCycle Map

Map of Madison BCycle docking stations and Madison Public Libraries

Learn more about Madison BCycle

Discover the Madison BCycle We Read Bike designed by artist Emily Balsley

Link to the Madison BCycle real time station map



This program was made possible in part by generous support from: