Community Repair Bike Program

I’m not a great mechanic. My work doing ped/bike education and outreach with the Bike Fed doesn’t demand this of me, but I love connecting passionate people with a great experience. Last Monday I had one of those experiences at the Darbo Worthington Community Bike Repair event. Zounds of kids came out to Worthington Park [...]


Everyone Can Ride (Part 2)

In “Everyone Can Ride” (part 1)we highlighted tandem riding for people with low vision, which was made possible with help from our partners Bike Madison and the Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Many options were available to roll and cycle that day! Madison Spinal Cord Injury and Issues (Madison SCI) hosted an informational [...]


Everyone Can Ride

How many barriers exist to riding a bicycle? Some feel overwhelmingly isolating, and others simply take a friend or friendly gesture by someone unknown to enjoy and meet any challenge. In my first ride with a blind stoker (the name for the individual on the back seat of a tandem bicycle), I was able to meet an international [...]


Honoring Chris “Red” Vogts

Calling Wisconsin! While biking, walking and moving around to different events on the summer solstice on Saturday June 21, we would love to invite you to join a celebration and dedication of a new Bike Rest Area in the Bison Prairie Gateway on the Southwest path and Midvale Boulevard in Madison. From 12-1pm, family, friends, [...]


A Winter of Cyclists

Each equinox and solstice I try to plan at least one notable event where I can appreciate the joys and struggles of those three months’ unique circumstances. For the week of this spring equinox mark your calendar for a ride to the Barrymore Theatre to celebrate a film that adds to our national discussion about [...]