Who We Are
We are teachers, business people, students, tradesmen, professionals, fathers, mothers, retirees – in other words, regular people - who share the bond of cycling. Our members range in age from pre-teen to 70+. We rally around a philosophy that centers on getting fit, riding faster, learning race tactics, participating in races, working together as a team, and HAVING FUN!
The club maintains a somewhat regular ride schedule throughout the cycling season, generally April through September. We also try to throw in a few spontaneous rides during the more inclement months to build some character and keep us on the bike in the off season. Our rides are based in the south central Wisconsin area. Tuesday and Thursday evenings are our traditional club training rides. Most of these are challenging rides with the purpose of improving fitness and racing skills, but sometimes we designate easier-paced social rides, typically involving post-ride food and libations. Feel free to view our rides on the calendar to join us on our next ride. Please email Tom Starr (President) if you are not a club member but are interested in trying a ride.
We were founded as a citizen racing club, and for many members the WISport racing series is their principal venue. Wisport shares the racing philosophy of “for the normally obsessed” and caters to non-licensed racers throughout the Midwest. The Wisport series includes approximately 30 races throughout the summer, offering medals and year end awards in age, gender and team categories in a friendly, social atmosphere. Our members also compete in WCA and ABR bike races, as well as triathlons, WORS mountainbike races and adventure races. MadCity Velo jerseys are also common while commuting, and at area charity rides and centuries. We encourage and support our teammates in all of these venues.
Each year the club sponsors two events: the Fitchburg Fast & Furious Criterium and the Kirke Vei Time Trial later in the season. We expect club members (and/or their friends and family if they want to race) to help out at these events.
The club recognizes the importance of giving back to the community where we ride. In that spirit, we participate in the Dane County adopt-a-highway program for a portion of our Blue Mounds Classic course along County Highway F. We also donate a portion of the proceeds from each of the events we sponsor to local charities
New members may join at any point during the year. Membership is $25 annually, but free for students with valid ID. We need and expect all club members to help out in some way at the two of the three events we put on (e.g. it could be sweeping the course the night beforehand, corner guarding the day of, or it could be making cookies ahead of time!) We hope that all club members will join some club rides during the season.
All members receive a 20% discount at Machinery Row Bicycles.
If you are interested in joining the MadCity Velo Club, check out the sign-up process.
|Vice President||Denny Novak
|Ride Coordinator||Shawn Bass
|Sponsorship Coordinators||Peter Biermeier & Sal Troia
|Kirke Vei TT Coordinators||
Doug Bach, Muriel Nagel, and Chris Larson
|Fitchburg Crit Coordinator||Chris Moreland
|Clothing Coordinator||Lindsey Heim