Freewheel Bicycle Co is a local non-profit dedicated to transportation justice and teaching people to build, repair, and maintain their own bicycles. Freewheel and the city of Madison have collaborated to create the Madison Bicycle Center – a bicycle-focused, non-profit community center. The center is part of the current Judge Doyle Square development downtown at 202 S Pinckney Street. The center aims to make commuting downtown by bike easier by offering memberships that include secure bike and item storage, showers, changing rooms, same-day turnaround on most repairs, and use of a bike wash station.
Lang Schmitt is the executive director of Freewheel and he joins Friday Buzz host, Jonathan Zarov, to talk about the new center downtown.
(Image courtesy of Madison Bicycle Center)