Happy BCycle szn

I know it's still not officially spring but it is officially BCycle season!

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Happy BCycle szn
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Good morning, Madison!

I know it's still not officially spring but it is officially BCycle season!

E-bikes are back on the streets as of today for the 2023 season.

And as of this year, Fitchburg has become the fourth community in the Madison area to join the bike sharing network. Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, BCycle will open 20 new stations with over 110 electric bikes for the expansion.

Happy trails!

— Hayley


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  • The United Methodist Church prohibits same-sex marriage and prevents open members of the LGBTQ+ community from serving as clergy members, ut the church is expected to loosen those restrictions in the future, leaving Asbury congregants concerned.
  • According to the State Journal, some members have stopped attending services in response to its opposition to same-sex marriage and gay clergy. "We were stunned that this could happen in Dane County," one congregant told the news outlet. "Now that they’ve decided to be an anti-gay church, I’ll never step foot in there again."

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