Make Your Biking Voice Heard

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottltieb will be traveling the state in the next several weeks holding town hall meetings on transportation issues. This is a great chance to talk to the secretary directly and to let him know about biking infrastructure needs in your community. In recent years, federal transportation dollars that could [...]


Philosophy of the Fixie

Yesterday was the day I rode my new fixie for the first time. Now I get it. I bought the jet black Felt Brougham in a crime of passion at the Madison Bike-O-Rama a couple of weeks ago. Since then the weather has not cooperated so much. But this morning, with temperatures soaring into the [...]


Think Local, Act Local

Last week I did some traveling through Central Wisconsin. I visited Appleton, Green Bay, Green Lake, Stevens Point and Waukesha. As I drove to my appointed rounds I was in communication with our lobbyists back in Madison as they tried to pry lose our vulnerable users bill from the grips of the Senate Rules Committee. [...]



The Bikes We Don’t Need

On Saturday I did a bad thing. I bought a bike I didn’t really need. Now, of course, there are those of us who believe there is no such thing as a bike a person doesn’t need. But I’ve never been in that camp. I’ve mostly seen the bike as a cheap and effective means [...]