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Bike the State

The overarching mission of the Bike the State Challenge is to engage the student body and the School of Medicine and Public Health learning community in a challenge to promote physical wellness. Please be safe on your rides and follow the Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidelines.

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Register to Ride

How does it work?        Download the app       Send your photos        Earn prizes       Updates

How does it work?

Man taking a selfie on a bike with a beautiful Wisconsin backgroundYou have from July 1 to September 30 to bike the equivalent distance of the state of Wisconsin (296 miles east to west). While you ride, you’re encouraged to track your progress using Under Armour’s MapMyRide app or any other tracking tool of your choice.

If you choose to use the MapMyRide app, please feel free to search and invite Bike the State 2023 to share and receive new routes and updates from us and other participants. Every few weeks over the course of the event, we aim to provide updates showcasing current rider stats, student features and other relevant news. Updates can be found under the updates section of this website or through the MapMyRide app.

Be safe, wear a helmet and have fun! We thank you for your interest in participating in Bike the State!

Still have questions?

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Download the app

Track your progress using the MapMyRide app from Under Armour.

Download the MapMyRide app

Send your photos

Send your pictures to for recognition in our monthly newsletter.

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Earn prizes

Those who complete the challenge will be entered to earn one of several fabulous prizes.


The Bike the State challenge will end on September 30.

Check out the bike-related events in Madison below:

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