Monthly Archives: June 2011

Santa Fe Dave

While the hot, dry and windy weather in Santa Fe is just the refreshing change of pace my family was looking for on our summer vacation given the rain-soaked Milwaukee we left, but a drought is causing severe problems for those who live in this area of the southwest.  A number of … Continue reading

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Vacation Break

Over the Bars is on vacation in warm, dry and sunny Santa Fe.  I will return to Milwaukee on July 1st.  Sorry I missed the big Tour of America’s Dairyland race on Downer.  I was there in spirit with you all at … Continue reading

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Bike Sharing in Milwaukee … Soon?

B-Cycle brought their A game to Milwaukee’s Discovery World Museum yesterday.  They set up a 5 bike, 7 dock demonstration station from 11am to 2pm in the open lobby of the museum.  The date and location were timed to coincide with a board … Continue reading

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Bakfiets and Bands in Hart Park

Yesterday after work I rode down to Wauwatosa to see my pals in Semi-Twang and the Mike Benign Compulsion play at the great new bandshell in Hart Park as part of the Tosa Tonight Summer Concert Series. I roll up and have my first … Continue reading

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Bike Sharing to visit Milwaukee

B-cycle Bike Sharing will bring their demonstration station to Discovery World Museum tomorrow from 11am to 2pm.  The demo station will be fully operational and complete with bicycles for people to try.  There will be a press conference at 11:30 … Continue reading

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I just joined the Bike Fed!

No, I didn’t just become a member. I’ve been a member for 15 years. I am excited to announce that effective July 5th, I will be the new Director of Communications for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. Obviously that means I … Continue reading

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Gray is the new extreme

I guess extreme weather comes in all forms. I’m not sure if it was easier to stay dry in yesterday’s torrential rain or in the 110% humidity and fog today.  I’m beginning to have a hard time remembering what it … Continue reading

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Chicago PD ticket Scrochers and Scofflaws

According to a news story in the Tribune, last week Tuesday Chicago police headed what I would call a Three E’ Blitz to stop cyclists from running red lights and blocking crosswalks at the intersection of Kinzie, Des Plaines and Milwaukee.  That location was chosen … Continue reading

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Let Cyclists Union Local 52 Now Come to Order

The logo and name survey results are in and the overwhelming choice was Cyclists Union Local 52 for our new Milwaukee area transportation cycling group.  Thanks to everyone for your patience with this process.  Thanks for coming to all the … Continue reading

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Clybourn Bridge Now Bicycle Friendly

Yesterday, with no fanfare, the Milwaukee Department of Public Works re-opened the Clybourn Street lift bridge, which now includes bicycle-friendly plates on the north side of the open metal grate deck.  People no longer need fear riding across the once slippery metal decking on this important one-way connection west … Continue reading

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