Silent Sports Victory

Last week the Natural Resources Board rejected a proposal that would have opened more parts of state parks, forests and other lands to motorized recreational vehicles, like ATV’s. It was a modest victory for silent sports enthusiasts, including hikers, skiers and cyclists. To explain the chain of events we have to go back a few [...]

Dave In, Dave Out

The end of the year is often a time of transitions. News outlets look back at the year’s top stories and we remember celebrities who have passed away. Critics compile lists of the year’s best films, booksand music. The first few weeks in December are given over to that kind of retrospection before we near [...]

Gov. Walker Signs Vulnerable User Bill

A bill strongly supported by the Bike Fed, which would increase penalties for careless drivers who kill or injure cyclists and pedestrians, was signed by Governor Scott Walker earlier today. The bill (Assembly Bill 201) increases penalties for a host of moving violations that are of particular concern to vulnerable road users like people who [...]

Bike Commuter Tax Threatened

As Congress considers a federal tax overhaul a really bad idea has entered the mix. The Senate version of the bill would repeal a provision, in place since 2009, which allows employers to provide their workers with a $20 per month tax-free commuter benefit. It’s not unusual for employers to provide free or subsidized parking [...]