Wisconsin High School Cycling League Summit This Weekend

Resident Dirt Tester Matt Gissibl here. I want to let you know there is still time to sign up for the Wisconsin High School Cycling League’s annual Leaders’ Summit this weekend, April 26th-27th, and hosted at Trek World Headquarters in Waterloo, WI. The summit will kick off the 2014 high school mountain bike racing season by bringing together coaches, assistant [...]


Beerline Trail Extension Public Meeting

Join us tomorrow evening for a Public information Meeting on the Beer Line Bicycle Trail Extension (North Richards Streets to East Capital Drive) Tomorrow 5p to 7p at Riverworks Lofts, 3372 North Holton Street. Exhibits will be on display for viewing and representatives from the DPW and the consultant will be there to discuss the project and answer [...]


Happy Earth Day Pogo, or Is It?

On April 22, 1970 Walt Kelly’s little possum named Pogo kicked off Earth Day with the now famous quote “We have met the enemy and he is us.” I was just eight years old then. I don’t remember Earth Day, nor its founder, former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. My earliest memories of [...]


The Return of the Loons

I know it’s technically been spring now for a few weeks, but like many of you, I haven’t felt that it was actually springtime.  Wisconsin winters leave me skeptical about the return of warm weather and green landscapes. I don’t wait for the first robin to declare it spring. Nor do I base my seasons [...]


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 [...]