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The Time the Tour-De-Bcycle Was Live Tweeted

The life of a social media content creator can be somewhat challenging. Most of the time you are isolated, doing work from your bed in sweat pants that say “Brat Fest” on the butt. You’re forced to be your own critic, and you go a little crazy. You definitely start to think you are funnier than you actually are. Sometimes the words hit you, and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes you get this crazy burst of inspiration for what to say and how to capture an audience, and it will be while you are out to dinner at Culvers. And you are scribbling on ketchup-stained newspapers like a mad person. And other times, you are totally blank. Lost on anything witty or creative to say. And then there are the days when two amazing souls send you the ultimate content – freeing you from the dreaded writers block that has plagued you for the last three days.

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already owning his title.

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can we be best friends?

Over the weekend, another Tour-De-Bcycle was completed. And the two champions live-tweeted the entire experience. And it is my pleasure to present to you their account. Tweets, photos, hashtags and all. Congrats Laura and Brint. And thanks for the awesome piece. My blog post on one day becoming a biking cat lady was going nowhere quick…

“Legs feeling good today, about to saddle up for the #tourdebcycle

“Here we go #gamefacePhoto 1

“Stage one complete. 31 to go. #tourdebcycle #hardworkstartsnow

“Now at the station of my first b cycle adventure #fondmemories

“stage two at the nat first time bcycling was here #omg #thisissomuchfun
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“The hospital hides her cycles #scavengerhunt #tourdebcycle

#imhungry @gordonsfreeman. This’s gonna be a long stage #tourdebcycle

“Sales on sales on sales #bcycletoyardsale

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“Stopping by to say hi to Leopold #tourdebcycle

“Lovely day for a ride past the zoo. Might break from #tourdebcycle to see Leopold the lion”
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“Off roading to the John Nolen Dr stop #mountainbcycle”

“Just racing the #tourdebcycle with @madtownbees #painface”Photo 6

“Madison bcycle Safari #babymuskrat”Photo 7

“Multitasking on the tour #tourdebcycle

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“Hot bearing sun brings us to a refreshing lunch #tourdebcycle”photo 9

Fan tweet from our friend Loren: “totally biked by that dude in tie dye on my ride in. He was flyin on his BCycle!”

“One year ago on bike 2work wk I got my first @Madison_Bcycle now here I am on le #tourdebcycle at my very first station”hoto 10

“#planning”photo 11

“Once more stage til food! #tengohambre”photo 12

“Fueling up #tastyorangesphoto 13#tourdebcycle

“Might have to spike glucose at @GreenBushBakery #livestrong”

“Swimming at the terrace via bcycles. It’s just too hot not to. Thanks for all the support and rt’s @Madison_Bcycle ! Back to the bikes”

“Drying off from the swim”

“Finding inner peace at peace park #tourdebcyclephoto 14

“Getting a blister on my finger, maybe need to cool it on the bell . @madtownbees @Madison_Bcycle ever get that problem @lancearmstrong ?”

“Who knew this one was here #someofthesearehardtofindphoto 15

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personal favorite picture. #powermove

WE FOUND THE TRIKE!!!! @Madison_Bcycle @madtownbees @ClayMatthews52 #wishyouwerehere

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“Tail wind going east this’ll be a fast stage! @madtownbees #bigtimespeed

“Cutting it close on open slots at tenney park #GetLuckyphot 18

“Stage 29!!!! We can do it @madtownbees ! #dedication

“Madison-full of bikes and gardens”photo 18

#SpeechLess #WeAreTheChampionsphoto 19

Just being rock stars after le#tourdebcycle #stillsohungry  #goodmemories photo 20

“How many of these puppies ya think would fit in the back of the #btrike?  #over1000photo 21

The most well-deserved cheese curds I’ve ever seen. Job well done, folks. Thanks for making the B-Team’s weekend and keeping us laughing and smiling. Now your Tour De Bcycle will forever live online!

Mad love, from the Madison B-Team.

PS: if this inspires you to complete your own #TourDeBcycle, know that you get a sweet free T-shirt upon completion. Details can be found here.

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Tour de B-cycle Hall of Fame-rs!

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TOUR DE B-CYCLE HALL OF FAME!

These brave people have taken the 2012 Tour de B-cycle challenge! Their names will go down in history as the bravest B-cycle-rs ever known in Madison.

Brian Conger (4/1/12)

Ron Singer (4/15/12)

Torben Harrison (6/29/12)

Claire Hurley (7/14/12)

Shannon O’Hern (7/14/12)

Kelsey O’Hern(7/14/12)

Kaitlin Bier(7/14/12)

Travis Doran (7/22/12)

Adam Both (7/22/12)

Sarah Both (7/22/12)

Jody Medeke (8/24/12)

Nicci Fite ((8/24/12)

Dane Fjelstad (8/24/12)

Steve Wasmund (9/8/12)

Stu Rasmussen (9/12/12)

Mary Alderson (10/6/12)

Chris Whelley (10/6/12)

Albert Quattrucci and son (10/20/12)

Meredith Krejny (10/29/12)

Chuck Failing (10/29/12)

Steve Faulkner (11/15/12)

Will Catron (11/15/12)

Katy Hurley (11/17/12)

Keith Weber (11/18/12)

Beth Gelhar (11/18/12)

Troy Price (11/18/12)

Andrea K Noeske (11/22/12)

Torben Harrison– Second Tour (11/23/12)

Zacarias Barnes (11/30/12)

Ron Singer (05/01/13)

Derek McRoberts (07/20/13)

Indira Ceylan (07/20/13)

Liz Gebhardt (07/20/13)

Ronald Gangnon (07/24/13)

Chris Helf (07/29/13)

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Upcoming Usage Increase

Dear Madison B-cycle Users and Enthusiasts,

It has been a busy week here at Madison B-cycle. Our team is diligently working on one of our largest events of the year; Trek World. This annual convention is held by Trek Bicycle, who will be unveiling the latest and greatest products for the upcoming year.

As you may recall last year Madison B-cycle held our grand unveiling at Trek World, when we unloaded 75+ bikes on the Monona Terrace. Well this year we wanted to make another big impact on Trek World by giving each participant a demo membership. Now you may be wondering how this will affect you, the B-cycle user. Since Trek World brings in vendors from across the country and globe, there will be an increase of around 1,000 members in our membership pool. This will lead our B-cycles to be in a higher rate of usage than normal.

But do not fret our Madison B-cycle team has taken measures to ensure that all of our users will have easy access to B-cycles when, and where they need them.

To keep updated on all Madison B-cycle happenings, make sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

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