Category Archives: Rides

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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Steel is Real Ride Redux

There were too many cool bike rides over last weekend.  From Bike and Dine in La Crosse to Gnome Fest in Neillsville (also home to Chatty Belle, the worlds largest talking cow) down to the Steel is Real Ride in … Continue reading

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La Crosse Bicycle Festival

Two posts about La Crosse in the same day?  What can I say, they got it going on in the Driftless Region.  The glaciers may have skipped La Crosse, but you have no excuse not to visit. If can’t make … 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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Bicycling Boulder Junction

It is not unusual me to have sore muscles after I get back from a 50 mile bike ride, but it was my smile muscles, not my quads that were tired after I rode the paved trails through Wisconsin’s beautiful … 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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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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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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Weekend underground update: Bike-in movie, what else?

I need your help to start a regular Friday feature in which I highlight some of the cool semi-underground bicycle activities going on around the state for the upcoming weekend and following week. I have a reasonable handle on most … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

Today is a personal independence day of sorts for me as tomorrow I start a new job as Director of Communications for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.  Look for Over the Bars to continue, but evolve into something with a … Continue reading

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