Monthly Archives: July 2011

Milwaukee’s 3rd Bike Corral

The owners of Cafe Hollander on Downer Avenue installed Milwaukee’s third bike corral today.  The first was installed by Alterra Coffee on Propect Ave.  The second was installed by the Nomad World Pub on Warren and Brady Streets.  So far … Continue reading

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Flying Pigeon, a love story

This wonderfully shot video from the Yu Lu agency in Canada distills the cyclechic ethos down to its purest elements: regular clothes, an inexpensive but well equipped commuter bike, and the connectedness a person feels with their surroundings when riding a bicycle.  Then it adds a little bit of … Continue reading

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Bicycle Underground Update

This week I have a few big and a few small underground bicycle events to promote around Milwaukee and Madison.  I remain hopeful that I can get advance notice of some other events going on around the rest of the … Continue reading

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Models on Bikes: Like or Don’t Like?

Regular readers of Over the Bars know I am a big fan of the Cyclechic movement.  The term was coined by Mikael Collville-Anderson on his Copenhagen Cyclechic website. One effect of the cyclechic movement has been that marketing firms have … Continue reading

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B-cycle Madison

Last Friday I finally got a chance to use the B-cycle system in Madison. I had a series of meetings, the first of which was at Shine Advertising. Luckily there were conveniently located B-cycle stations near the Bicycle Federation of … Continue reading

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FatBikes bring new meaning to the “Beach Ride.”

In my family, going for a beach ride means riding our bicycles down to Bradford Beach on Milwaukee’s lakefront.  On a hot day, the traffic on Lincoln Memorial Drive makes riding a bike the easiest and most efficient way to … Continue reading

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So many bike groups, so little time

Last night I attended the first meeting of the Lowlander Cycling Club at the Wauwatosa Cafe Hollander. That makes the fourth new Milwaukee bicycle group that I am aware of that started within the last year or so. The other … Continue reading

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Bicycle Underground Events

Sorry I didn’t have time to post the underground bike events last week.  I know I missed tipping folks off to some cool things to do.  Since I missed it last week and this week I have a handful to … Continue reading

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Put a bike path on the Hoan and the world won’t stop turning

The current maintenance work that has one northbound and two southbound lanes shut down on the Hoan Bridge is just a band-aid to keep it open until it is re-decked in 2013. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported that the “Hoan Bridge is poised … Continue reading

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Tragic Crash in Oak Creek

We are still waiting for details on the tragic crash that killed Sam Ferrito, a 56-year-old Oak Creek man who was hit a little after 6 p.m. Sunday while biking on S. Nicholson Rd. According to the Oak Creek police, an … Continue reading

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