As one of the oldest established cycling organizations in the Madison, WI area, the Brazen Dropouts is a team that can appeal to the experienced racer or anyone just looking to get into the sport! Join us on a social ride or subscribe to our ride list to keep up with organized rides around Madison.  Learn more about the team by reading our values and checking out the other pages on this site.

We primarily travel throughout Wisconsin for WCA road and cyclocross races, as well as the WORS mountain bike racing series. We strive to give back to the Wisconsin cycling community by hosting road and cyclocross races and by hosting one of the largest bike swaps in the Midwest every year in January. We hope to see you out on the road or at our next meeting!


The Brazen Dropouts are open to all cyclists:

- Non-racers

- Juniors age 10-18 (boys & girls)

- Adults, all categories & disciplines (men & women)


Keeping up with the Dropouts


2017 Bike Swap

Thanks to everyone who came out to the bike swap!  We hope you were able to buy and/or sell your goods and have a good time doing it.  The Swap brings a lot of friends together from the Midwest cycling world, helps keep those memorable friendships going over the years, and hopefully connects you with new folks.  As organizers, we enjoy meeting everyone and discussing Swap ideas to further improve our event every year.  So, if you have any questions or suggestions for our Swap committee, feel free to write us a note at bdbikeswap@gmail.com or contact us through the 'Get in touch' link on the bottom of every page on this website.  See you at next year's Swap!


2016 Season Wrap-up & 2017 Preview

This past year was a memorable one for the Dropouts: great racing success in road, mountain and cyclocross disciplines and four great events hosted by the team (Bike Swap, New Glarus road race, State Criterium Championships, and the Sun Prairie Cup CX race).  We owe the success of these events to our great members who volunteer countless hours.  Our racing success can be attributed to the tremendous growth of our team over the last year, and being a club that attracts a variety of cyclists from all disciplines and skill levels.  

Now is a great time to get involved with the team for 2017! Membership sign-up is now available and our first kit order will be coming up in February so members can get kits before WCA and WORS races begin.  We are looking at some new sponsors for 2017, potentially organizing a team training trip, developing a members-only portion to our website to give members access to some great resources, and working on a formalized riding/training schedule- it's a great time to be a Brazen Dropout!  If you're looking to join or for more info, click on over to our Join page to contact our membership coordinator.


Team Meetings:

We hope everyone had a good time at our team party on January 10th at Nitty Gritty!  If you are a potential new member and haven't been able to connect with anyone from our team, please fill out the form on our Join page to get in touch with our membership coordinator.

Brazen Dropouts Next Team Meeting:

When: March

Where: TBD


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