Category Archives: Advocacy

Over the Bars has moved!

Yes, the new website for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is finally live! All the content from this blog has been transferred to the blog on the new website.  The blog page still needs a bit of design work and … Continue reading

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First Annual Fed Fest

Technically, Kevin Hardman, the Exec. Dir. of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, hosted the first Fed Fest at his Wauwatosa home in 2010. Earlier this year when the Bike Fed staff began planning for Fed Fest 2011, we all agreed … Continue reading

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Buster’s Bike Ride

My cat Buster has always hated riding in cars as much as my dogs love it.  Perhaps it’s because the only place he ever went in a car was from the barn where he was born to our apartment when … Continue reading

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All for one and one for all

More than 2.5 million people ride bicycles every year in Wisconsin, so why is it that I have to say this? It is a fact, investments in bicycling are good for you, good for your community and good for the … Continue reading

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Fun Friday Photo Feature

Regular readers may remember Over the Bars used to have a regular feature called the Fun Friday Photo Contest in which readers could submit a bicycle related in one of several categories. The photo entered the reader in a random … Continue reading

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Fed Fest is Coming

Fed Fest is the Bike Fed’s first attempt to organize a bunch of fun bicycle rides and social gatherings across Wisconsin on the same day (or close to the same day).  This first year we managed to wrangle five events, hopefully … Continue reading

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Big turnout back bikes on Hoan

A diverse crowd packed Tuesday night’s meeting to voice support for a bikeway over the Hoan Bridge.  After supporters quickly filled the Buelah Brinton Center’s 225 cafeteria chairs, the overflow crowd happily sat on the floor, and stood in aisles. … Continue reading

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