I spend a lot of time pedaling and thinking. I have not driven a car to work in the last 15 years or so. I have one, I just don’t use it for much. I ride a bike to and from work, to shop, to go to the movies and most other places too far to walk. I like to mountain bike on our great trails around Wisconsin and take long road rides on our wonderful paved town road system (thanks Dairy Industry).
Over the Bars in Milwaukee began a bit over a year ago as a personal blog when I was the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works. At the time it was just my personal site and did not reflect any official view of anyone at the City of Milwaukee. In July of 2011, when I was hired as the Director of Communications for the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, Over the Bars in Milwaukee began its transition from a personal, Milwaukee-centric blog to a platform for me to tell the great story that is cycling in Wisconsin.
Over the Bars in Wisconsin is still very much in transition, but much of the same tone and values will remain true to the original blog, just with with a wider topic range and more posts about issues around the state. It is by no means in it’s final form and will change quite a bit over the next few months as I am able to take advantage of all the new tools, connections and resources that the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin has to offer. Look for up to date information about advocacy issues around the state, reviews of many great bicycles and bicycle accessories made in Wisconsin, tales from our awesome the single track mtb trails and stories about fun recreational riding.
Finally, I look forward to sharing personal stories from people who enjoy cycling around Wisconsin. If you have a particularly interesting tale to tell about a ride or your local advocacy efforts, contact me at email@example.com. We might be able to publish your story here on Over the Bars in Wisconsin.