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 wild fires burning around New Mexico, and from the parking lot our condo we can see one [...]


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 the Ben’s Cycle Ultra Prime line. I get back to Milwaukee in time for the [...]


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 meeting for the museum.  There are many local heavy hitters who are unafraid of new [...]


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 bakfiets (Dutch for Box Bike) sighting in the Milwaukee area! For six years after visiting [...]


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 am. I will be there with a big grin on my face.   If you can’t [...]