Lake Monona 100
Jul
6
8:00 AM08:00

Lake Monona 100

We put the Lake Monona 100 together as a joke in 2018, and for some reason people showed up. So we’re doing it again. Is it a real ride? Yeah, as real as something you just made up and told people about, and then those people showed up because they thought it was real.

Here’s the deal - we’re riding around Lake Monona a bunch of times. You choose how many times you want to ride, when you want to ride, and where to stop. We’ll have some fun stuff happening throughout the day. You like ice cream? You like beer? You like petting zoos? Maybe two of those things will happen. Maybe all three. Who knows.

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Kinda Epic - a weeknight bike camping adventure
Jun
14
to Jun 15

Kinda Epic - a weeknight bike camping adventure

Join us for Kinda Epic, a Friday night bike camping adventure from Verona to Blue Mound State Park. We’ll depart at 6:00 PM from the Military Ridge Trailhead in Verona and head out to the bike in camp sites at Blue Mound State Park. Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, evening beverages and the best damn coffee you’ve ever had while camping will be provided. You bring your tent, sleeping gear and sense of adventure.

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Butter Burger Classique
May
27
9:30 AM09:30

Butter Burger Classique

Burgers. Bikes. Maybe a ride on a boat. It’s gonna be hella fun.

So here’s the deal, on memorial day we’re going for a long ride. 100ish miles, on a loop West of Madison. Five stops along the way at five different Culvers restaurants. There will be plenty of good options to navigate back to Madison without riding 100 miles, so don’t fear if you’d like to ride 30 or 50 miles but still want to eat a double deluxe burger basket. Ride at your own pace. Eat some real food. It’ll be great.

We’re starting at Cafe Domestique + The Cargo Bike Shop at 9:30 am on 5/27/2019. We’ll provide you with a route map with a handful of options, but we’re not going to put together turn-by-turn directions, nor will there be a vehicle to support the ride, so please plan accordingly and ride within your abilities. Sunset is around 8:30 PM on Memorial Day, so if you’re riding the whole 100ish mile loop, you should try to do it in 11 hours or less including your snack stops. That’s totally reasonable, but be smart about it. Here’s a rough draft of the whole loop, we’ll have more precise maps before the event in both printed and digital format.

It’s a free event, but we’d like to know how many people are coming. so sign up HERE.

Email DAN with questions: dan@cafedomestique.cc

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Paramounts on Parade
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Paramounts on Parade

Join us for Paramounts on Parade - an evening of vintage bikes and discussion with Richard Schwinn. We’ll have an extensive collection of vintage Schwinn Paramounts on display on loan from local collector and restorer Michael Mucha, and a brief history and discussion of the Schwinn Paramount with Richard Schwinn. This is a free event.

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Paoli Roubaix
Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

Paoli Roubaix

JOIN US at our new Paoli Location on Sunday, April 14 to watch live coverage of Paris Roubaix followed by a ride on the quiet roads south of Madison. Race viewing starts at 8:00 am, ride at 10:30.

This will be a no-drop ride of about 30 miles.

Cafe Domestique PAOLI inside 1OAK Bikes: 6891 Paoli Rd, Paoli WI

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Bombay Social Ride
Dec
3
2:30 PM14:30

Bombay Social Ride

It's not winter yet! Join Cafe Domestique, The Cargo Bike Shop and Madison's Bombay Bicycle Club on a leisurely ride around Lake Monona. This ride is open to all ages and abilities. Meet at Cafe Domestique at 2:30 PM for a hot drink. Ride starts at 3:00 PM. Helmets required. 

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DIYFS Rattlecan Party
Sep
9
to Sep 10

DIYFS Rattlecan Party

Do you love everything about your bike EXCEPT the color? Change it! We're hosting a DIYFS bike painting party utilizing paint from our friends at Spray.Bike. Sign up for a morning or afternoon session Saturday OR Sunday September 9 and 10, and we'll set you up with two colors of your choosing, masking materials, workspace and all of the coffee you can handle to get those creative juices flowing. Bring your bike frame and a creative spirit and we'll set you on your way to your dream paint scheme. 

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Le Tour de Domestique
Jul
1
8:00 AM08:00

Le Tour de Domestique

Join us for a ride on the beautiful roads north of Madison to kick off the Tour de France! This 35 mile ride hits a few of Madison's north side rollers and through some pretty country roads. Ride starts at 8:00 am, and we should be back in plenty of time to watch the Tour de France stage 1 time trial. 

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Trek Polar Social Roll
Feb
19
1:30 PM13:30

Trek Polar Social Roll

Kicking off from the Mansion Hill Inn on Sunday, February 19, social paced ride will take a short tour of Madison's many in-town bike ways. We'll be serving complimentary Intelligentsia coffee before the ride, so show up early for a quick warm up before heading out. All are welcome on this ride, and the pace will be friendly to all ability levels . Pre-registration is free and highly recommended. 

REGISTER HERE

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Blackriver Rustic Roads Challenge
Feb
18
to Mar 3

Blackriver Rustic Roads Challenge

Who wants a free shot of espresso? We've posted a new challenge on the Blackriver App to take you on three of Wisconsin's iconic Rustic Roads. Complete the challenge and get a free shot of espresso and the limited edition Rustic Roads decal. 

If you're not familiar with Blackriver, check them out at www.blackriver.cc, or download the app via your preferred app store. 

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Thursday Ride
Feb
16
2:30 PM14:30

Thursday Ride

Come join us for our regular Thursday afternoon ride. Because it's getting dark fairly early, we'll depart from Cafe Domestique at 2:30 for a 22 mile loop on the Capitol City Trail and Southwest Bike Path. Pace will be easy. Attire will be casual. Conversation will be bountiful. 

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Cross Worlds Party!
Jan
29
8:00 AM08:00

Cross Worlds Party!

Racing cyclocross is hard. Watching it with a cup of coffee in your hand is easy. Come on down and join us at Cafe Domestique on Sunday, January 29 to watch a live broadcast of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships. We're opening an hour early (at 7:00 am) so come on by and get a front row seat. Racing starts at 8:00 AM. 

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