MadBAT Public Input Sessions

Board Member

October 12, 2020, 09:08 PM

We've got a couple chances in the next couple weeks to show our support for more off-road cycling in Madison.  There are three upcoming virtual Public Information Meetings where City of Madison Staff will be discussing the current planning concepts for a city wide natural surface trail network with nodes of bike-optimized facilities. Think about 30 miles of singletrack and bike parks across Madison.

There are three virtual public input sessions planned, 6:00-7:30 on October 13, October 15, and October 28.

If you can't make a meeting, you can register your support in an email to

Demonstrating need for these facilities is key to building momentum and countering the inevitable resistance, so please use one of these opportunities to make yourself heard.  Whether you are a Madison resident or not, plans like this are a catalyst for communities in the midwest looking at developing similar facilities. Bentonville, Duluth, Wausau, and others are influencing municipalities' approach to developing bike based public infrastructure.

Drop in and add your comments supporting trail development throughout Madison that will also connect to adjacent recreation opportunities. Successes here will lead to successes elsewhere.

For more information on the plan and links to the meetings, visit here.