The Greatest 24 Hours in Cycling

If you haven’t experienced the Riverwest 24 in Milwaukee, you really owe it to yourself to check it out. It is too late to register, but the race starts at 7pm tonight and runs through the same time Saturday. The Tour de France might be the biggest sporting event in the world, and the Tour [...]


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 [...]


Sharrows vs Bike Lanes

There seems to be an explosion of sharrows, also called shared lane pavement markings, being installed in communities around Wisconsin since they were approved a few years ago by the Federal Highway Administration and now appear in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, the bible for traffic engineers. Down in southeastern Wisconsin, West Allis recently [...]


TNT Tees

The Wisconsin Bike Fed has many people to thank for making our incredible T-shirt program a huge success. Profits from the sale of our shirts help us do advocacy work around the state while promoting Wisconsin as a great place to ride. To date we have already sold thousands of shirts and we could hit [...]


What to say when people complain about bicycles

Lately there has been a lot of media chatter suggesting people who ride bikes are notorious scofflaws. Last Friday our fearless leader Dave Cieslewicz jumped into the fray and referenced the broad spectrum of complaints from the anti-bicycle tweets from NPR’s Scott Simon to comments from Rush Limbaugh’s jokes about opening his door in front of people on bikes. I [...]