Tag Archives: Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin

Madison continues to invest in bicycling

Written by Amanda White, Associate Director Wednesday night, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin demonstrated that he gets that bicycling is a good investment even in difficult economic circumstances. Before a packed house, Mayor Soglin announced his proposal to increase funding for bicycle … Continue reading

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Ask not what motorists can do for you

So far this year, nine people riding bicycles have died as a result of a crash with a motor vehicle.  According to the Journal Sentinel’s review of the police crash reports, motorists were at fault in five of the crashes … 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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Why Bike the Hoan matters for Wisconsin

Tomorrow night there will be an incredibly important meeting to discuss a possible bicycle and pedestrian path over Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge.  This project more than any other, could be a watershed moment for bicycling in Wisconsin.  The upcoming … 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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How to Get 200 bikes in a Prius

As the state’s bicycle advocacy leader, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is always looking for fun, effective ways to increase bicycling and build bicycle culture in communities across the state. We are fortunate to have many partners in Wisconsin who … Continue reading

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48-foot-wide 3 feet message

Thanks to the gracious support of Wheel & Sprocket, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin‘s first Share & Be Aware billboard was installed two weeks ago.  The 48 ft wide by 14 ft high billboard was up along I-94 for a … Continue reading

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Let’s Move Wisconsin

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has asked the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to be a member of the city’s “Let’s Move” Task Force. This Task Force, which included, among others, leaders from the YMCA, Milwaukee Public Schools, and Growing Power, will … Continue reading

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