Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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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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La Crosse adopts the state’s first local complete streets law

On Thursday, August 11, the La Crosse City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Green and Complete Streets ordinance.  The new ordinance requires that bicycles and pedestrians be considered when reconstructing streets in La Crosse. It also requires that the … Continue reading

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We biked 1 million miles!

Bicyclists across Wisconsin log 1,000,000 bicycle miles in the Scott® Get Up & Ride Wisconsin Bike Challenge  Over 4,000 people across the state are participating in the Bike Fed’s Scott® Get Up & Ride Wisconsin Bike Challenge. Since the Challenge began … 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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COG Magazine Eurotour 2011

I asked my friend Peter DiAntoni, if he would give the readers of Over the Bars an early look at some of the photos he took recently while in Europe for the Cycle Messenger World Championships.  Pete is a talented … 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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