New to madison? Feel Welcome right away!
We want you to explore all of the wonderful activities, natural treasures, and entertainment that Madison offers to its residents. To do that, there are many great clubs and organizations to meet to friends, explore the area, get active, and have fun!
Madison Newcomers’ Club – www.meetup.com/MadisonNewcomersGroup
This organization has been in the Madison area for over 30 years and is a premier group for women and their loved ones who are looking to become active in the community, both through social events and community service work. Activities include book clubs, movie nights, “Moms and Tots” weekly playgroup, bowling, family outings, golf, gardening, and couples nights out.
Who’s New in Madison – www.whosnew.org
This organization strives to help newcomers familiarize themselves with all the great features of the city, as well as promote friendships through social gatherings. There are monthly luncheons as well as groups devoted to hiking, biking, Women’s Investment Club, tennis, card games and Mahjong, book club, and much more.
Madison Sports and Social Club – www.madisonssc.com
This organization features leagues for sports such as kickball, flag football, and volleyball. It promotes healthy lifestyles and acts as an outlet for people to organize for sports-related activities and social events. It is a great organization for individuals who have relocated to the area, as one of the main goals of MSSC is to build lifelong friendships around a love fitness and recreation.
Wisconsin Outdoor Group – www.meetup.com/Wisconsin-Outdoor-Meetup
This group introduces outdoor enthusiasts to unique outdoor experiences in some of the most scenic locales of Wisconsin. Explore state parks, forests, and other natural wonders. Events include hikes and canoeing/kayaking.
Madison is one of the most bike-friendly cities in America. What better way to get to know people than through a bicycle club? Explore the many trails that travel through the city and into scenic rural Wisconsin, while getting to know other enthusiasts.
Bombay Bicycle Club – www.bombaybicycle.org
Join Madison’s largest bicycle club, featuring a range of leisure rides throughout the year at a variety of distances and difficulties. There are no fees associated per ride!
Wednesday Night Bike Rides – www.wnbr.org
This informal group gathers each Wednesday night at sunset for great riding along the back roads of Dane County. Rides are between 20-35 miles, with minimum traffic and maximum scenery. Rides begin in April and end in October.
Capital Velo Club – www.capitalveloclub.com
This women’s road cycling club focuses on the development of women’s skills in road riding for a variety of interests such as triathlon, fitness, and adventure racing. This organization is great for any woman who enjoys cycling for sport, fitness, and transportation. Thursday evening rides are held, with two groups for different paces.