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B-Cycle Expects Even More Success In Second Year Of Service

B-Cycle Expects Even More Success In Second Year Of Service

More than 18,500 B-cylce trips were taken by roughly 6,500 members in Madison in just 200 days of operation last year.

This year, Madison B-cycle expects even better numbers, in part, to the addition of eight new stations.

After debuting in May of 2011 with six stations located on the Isthmus, B-cycle grew to 27 locations across downtown Madison. In just its first year, B-cycle members rode nearly 39,600 miles saving 2,844 gallons of gasoline that kept 103,000 pounds of carbon monoxide from being released into the city’s air, officials said.

Daubenspeck Drops Ceremonial First Puck

On Feb. 17, 2011, former Badger goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck, who got into a car accident in which his car collided into a tractor-trailer in foggy conditions on his way home to Madison.

Daubenspeck sustained series head injuries and was in an extended coma following the accident.

One year later, the Madison native walked out onto the Kohl Center ice and dropped the puck before the Badgers' game against No. 10 Denver as honorary captain.

The Wisconsin hockey family, including fans and players, all did their part to help Daubenspeck recover from the horrific accident with personal support, contributions and fundraisers.

The Badgers lost to Denver 3-0

Daubenspeck To Drop Ceremonial First Puck On Friday

Daubenspeck To Drop Ceremonial First Puck On Friday

On Feb. 17, 2011, former Badger goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck, who got into a car accident in which his car collided into a tractor-trailer in foggy conditions on his way home to Madison.

Daubenspeck sustained series head injuries and was in an extended coma following the accident.

One year later, the Madison native will walk out onto the Kohl Center ice and drop the puck before the Badgers' game against No. 10 Denver as honorary captain.

The Wisconsin hockey family, including fans and players, all did their part to help Daubenspeck recover from the horrific accident with personal support, contributions and fundraisers.

Now everyone will get to share in the recovery in a public way.

The puck will drop on Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

City Announces Ride The Drive On North Side

City Announces Ride The Drive On North Side

The city of Madison has announced a pair of Ride the Drive events, for the summer of 2012, including the first-ever to be held on the city's north side.

The events are open-to-the-public, family event,and a whole new way to experience the city.

For the event, the city closes down the streets to cars and opens it up to bikers, walkers, roller bladers and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. The streets are temporarily closed to cars, but open to people.

Along the route there will be activities, information booths, food vendors and plenty of other ways to enjoy the city. 

The Ride the Drive Downtown will be held on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Northside event will be on Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

More details will be coming soon, but share the good news with your friends and family about this year's Ride the Drive events!

Madison Parks To Close All Winter Activities Due To Warm Weather

Madison Parks To Close All Winter Activities Due To Warm Weather

Due to unusually warm temperatures, all of the Madison Parks outdoor ice rinks, ski trails, snowshoe trails and sledding hills are closed. 

Staff will attempt to re-open these facilities later this winter if or when conditions allow. 

When the weather turns more winter-like, be sure to check the status of the winter activities on the web - Parks Winter Activities at www.cityofmadison.com/parks/seasonal/winter.

UW Hosts Super Bowl Watching Parties

UW Hosts Super Bowl Watching Parties

The Green Bay Packers might not be in the Super Bowl, but The Sett and Der Rathskeller will each be drawing a big crowd for the game on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

The event offers folks the chance to enjoy the game, savor gameday specials and win prizes at Der Rathskeller in Memorial Union or The Sett at Union South.

Everyone’s a winner with $2 brats and free soda refills during the game.

Dane County Snowmobile Trails To Close Tuesday, Wednesday Night

Dane County Snowmobile Trails To Close Tuesday, Wednesday Night

Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., all Dane County Snowmobile Trails will begin being closed due to deteriorating trail base.  

The Southwest, Southeast and Northeast quadrants of the Dane County Snowmobile Trails will close on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Northwest quadrant will stay open through Wednesday, Jan. 25 and close at midnight.  

For up-to-date trail conditions, residents can call the 24/7 Trails Information line at 608-242-4576 or visit www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks.