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Madison Couch Crash 2017 (9th Annual!)

Organized by Jesse Allhands, Dan Eggerding, Kailea Saplan, Keshul Agrawal, Aaron Cochrane, and Jonathan Price

A "Couch Crash" is a global invitation to visit a city to get to know the people, city, culture and Couchsurfing better. Couch Crashes are full of fun events that the local Couchsurfing community has organized in advance so you can get the most out of your time in Madison. It's also a great time for Couchsurfers to socialize and gain experience hosting/surfing.

Madison’s 9th Annual Couch Crash will take place August 24th through August 27th. Save the date on your calendar, invite your friends, plan your road trip and join this event page so we can keep you up to date.

MADISON COUCH CRASH HOTLINE:
609-474-HELP
[(609) 474-4357]
Call this number if you have questions and the first available organizer will pick up!

WHATSAPP CHAT:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/DdwzImje9P0G9fgh2c5ud4
Join this chat to communicate with organizers and attendees.

GOOGLE MAP OF EVENTS:
www.tinyurl.com/madcouchmap

The current itinerary for the couch crash is listed below. This itinerary is subject to change. Please RSVP to the events you'll be attending so we know how many to expect:

---THURSDAY August 24, 2017---
Try Log Rolling: 6-7:30pm
www.couchsurfing.com/events/try-log-rolling
Organizer: Masaru

Thursday Night Welcome Potluck & BBQ: 6-10 pm
www.couchsurfing.com/events/madison-couch-crash-thursday-welcome-party
Organizer: Boyd

Afterparty at One Barrel Brewing: 10pm-???
No event page or need to RSVP - just come to:
2001 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Organizer: Boyd

---FRIDAY August 25, 2017---
FRIDAY DAY TRIPS:
Option A: Beer, Cheese, Swiss Heritage Tour + Tesla Rides
8:45 AM - 6PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/cheese-beer-swiss-heritage-tour-tesla-rides
Organizer: Jesse

Option B: Devil's Lake State Park Day Trip
8AM - 6PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/madison-couchcrash-devil-s-lake-hiking-and-beach
Organizer: Jonathan

Option C: Exploring Lake Wingra 1:30PM - 4:30PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/exploring-lake-wingra
Organizers: Kai & Aaron

Option D: Madison Zoo Tour
2-5PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/henry-vilas-zoo-madison
Organizer: Dan

FRIDAY MEETUP POINT @MEMORIAL UNION LAKESIDE TERRACE:
5PM-7PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/friday-memorial-union-terrace
Organizer: Kai and Aaron

FRIDAY DINNER:
Friday dinner is on your own! Please use this time to get to know your hosts and get ready for the Friday Night Welcome Party!

FRIDAY NIGHT WELCOME PARTY:
8 pm - ???
www.couchsurfing.com/events/friday-night-welcome-house-party
Organizer: Jerome

---SATURDAY August 26, 2017---
FARMERS MARKET MEETING POINT:
12PM - 2PM
This point will also be the meeting point for Saturday afternoon events starting at 2pm.
www.couchsurfing.com/events/madison-couchcrash-farmer-s-market
Organizer: Jonathan

CAPITOL BUILDING TOUR:
12:45 - 2PM
Meet Keshul inside the capitol building on the ground floor of the Rotunda by the front desk where the tour starts at 1PM.
www.couchsurfing.com/events/capitol-building-tour
Organizer: Keshul

SATURDAY AFTERNOON LOCAL TOURS:
Option A: Madison Foodie Tour
2 - 6PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/madison-foodie-tour-2017
Organizer: Jesse

Option B: Bike Tour
2 - 4:30PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/bike-tour-madison
Organizers: Aaron

Option C: Epic Systems Company Campus Tour
12 - 4PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/epic-systems-company-tour-prepare-to-be-amazed-verona-2017-08-26
Organizer: Dan

Option D: Orton Park Fest
2 - 6PM
Organizers: Kai

TAKE OUT DINNER AT JAMES MADISON PARK:
7 - 8:45PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/take-out-dinner
Organizers: Cate

Mad City Pub Crawl:
9PM - 2AM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/mad-couch-crash-pub-crawl-2017
Organizer: Jesse

Memorial Union Lakeside Terrace + Live Music (alternative to pubcrawl)
9PM - 12AM

Plan C (Afterparty!)
TBD 2AM - ?

--- SUNDAY August 27, 2017 ---
FAREWELL PICNIC BRUNCH:
11:30 AM - 4 PM
www.couchsurfing.com/events/couch-crash-farewell-brunch-picnic-point
Organizer: Jesse

  1. Amber

    Minneapolis, MN, USA

    Can't​ wait! So much fun last year and the best organizers ever! And I'll have already moved to the area by then woohoo!

  2. Trisha Wilson

    Durham, NC, USA

    Any chance there is someone from the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill, NC) going who is willing to carpool? Or to anyone who flies into Chicago and thensplit the cost of the rental car since it's cheaper then flying into Madison?

  3. Jesse Allhands

    Madison, WI, USA

    Hey Trisha! Hopefully you find a carpool but there is a round trip bus directly from O'Hare to downtown Madison for like $50 something round trip. Search for Van Galder Bus in Google and you'll find it!

  4. Captain TJ

    Cary, NC, USA

    Hi Trisha, this is TJ from Cary, NC. I will be in Chicago around that time. We can make arrangements and go to event if I am available (I can share in paying for rental car but I cannot drive -- so is it ok with you only driving ? Or we can definitely find a way).

    Looking forward to my second Couch crash event.

  5. Sal

    Denver, CO, USA

    Anyone going from Chicago. I am flying from Denver to Chicago on 23rd, go around the city and then roadtrip to Madison on 24th.

    Sal

  6. Nishant Thakur

    Madison, WI, USA

    Hey guys, I'm so excited about this too! I just moved to Madison for my studies. :)

  7. Amy Jacobson

    Minneapolis, MN, United States

    If anyone's planning to come east from Minneapolis/St Paul or will be roadtripping west from Madison after the Crash, we've set up a rideshare notice board on the Twin Cities page! Let us know if you need a lift or are willing to drive others to/from the Madison Crash! <3
    https://www.couchsurfing.com/events/twin-cities-to-madison-couch-crash-logistics

  8. Sal

    Denver, CO, USA

    Organizers: Do you guys plan to create a whatsaap chat so that all travellers can coordinate quick?

  9. Jesse Allhands

    Madison, WI, USA

    Yes! We have a WhatsApp set up already. Will share soon!

  10. shshafee

    LA, USA

    Hey! Share the whats App with me too, thanks!

  11. Jesse Allhands

    Madison, WI, USA

    Just posted it in the event description!

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