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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