Whether you’re an avid cyclist or Bike the Barns is your first big ride, here are some training ideas to help you reach your riding goals.
Bombay Bicycle Club – Thursday-Sunday weekly rides with multiple difficulty levels in surrounding Madison area
We Are All Mechanics (WAAM) – Monday Evening Leisure Rides Around Monona Lake Loop (MAM)
Wednesday Night Bike Rides – Weekly, hilly rides through Dane County back-roads
Capitol Bike Club – Tuesday-Thursday rides for all levels, all leaving from Capital Brewing
Looking to train outside of Dane County? Bombay Bicycle Club has an awesome list of cycling clubs all over Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa! Get ready for Bike the Barns and meet new people along the way!
Remember your bicycle etiquette on the road! Take this quiz to brush up on your road-cycling safety knowledge.
The Bike the Barns route changes every year, here are maps and cue sheets from past routes. (As a reminder, the farms on the routes are not open to the public.) These are all scenic, circular routes. Great practice!
REI offers bike maintenance classes throughout the summer on fixing a flat, maintaining brakes, and more! Classes are open to REI members and non-members. Registration is required. Check out their summer schedule and become the pit crew you always wish you had!
Check back to see what advice we send our 2018 riders leading up to the event.