Based in Madison, Wisconsin the Monday 40 aims to bring people together either in person or in spirit for a Monday night bike ride. The goal is 20-40 miles but if that distance is not your thing, feel free to ride whatever mileage you are comfortable with. No matter what your fitness level, experience, goals or what type of riding you are into, the Monday 40 is for you. Bikes are for everyone! We just want people to have something to look forward to on Mondays and get outside with a smile on their face. Good people coming together to enjoy our shared love of bikes and fresh air.
Each Monday night a route between 20-40 miles will be posted for people to either ride on their own or with a loosely organized group. We don’t not need to stick together as this is a ride at your own pace but if you prefer to ride with a group it will be a casual ride with a average pace around 12-14mph. Some of us are on gravel bikes with 38s so cut us some slack. We want to encourage more ladies (FTW) on bikes and will dedicate the last Monday of each month to a ladies only ride, the Monday 40 Ladies Edition.
If you aren’t based in Madison, no problem. Please join in spirit and post your rides on IG with the hashtag #monday40 and tag @monday_40. So makes some routes, grab some friends and ride some miles no matter where you are located.
Through bikes I have met some of the most amazing and inspiring people and I hope with the Monday 40 to do the same for other people. I’m looking forward to turning difficult days into great days through biking and finding some peace in some Monday miles. So lets spread the stoke of bikes and get moving.
Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates and pictures. Plus it’s a fun place to connect with other riders but please don’t be a creeper.
Items to bring:
- Helmet (required)
- Snack, calories
- Lights (tail and headlight, required)
- Your smile
- Flat repair kit (spare tube, tire levers, CO2 or pump)
- Mask and money. While Covid is still a thing bring a mask as we may stop for beverages either along the way or for post rides drinks.
What we do
- Encourage people to reach their goals
- Look forward to our Monday nights
- Welcome all types of riders
- Share miles and smiles
- Help each other
- Drink beverages at the end
- Find peace in our days
What People Will Hopefully Say
That was the best thing to happen on my Monday-That one person
Thanks for not dropping me on that climb-The slowest person
That was hella fun-Somebody I’m sure