Bicycle Edges Car to Win 2014 Commuter Challenge

Thanks to Bike Fed member Sandie Pendleton for this report on this year’s commuter challenge race in the Milwaukee area, organized by the Greater Shorewood Bikers.   Rider Ward Fowler, biking for Team Colectivo Coffee and bike commuters everywhere, beat legendary race car driver David Hobbs today, in The Great Milwaukee 2014 “Rider vs. Driver” [...]




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 [...]


What Spring? I Blame Tony B!

Over the weekend, my friend and fellow “Bring it on Old Man Winter” 4-season commuter Tony Berger proudly posted he was removing his studded tires and cleaning the drive train on his commuter bike. At the time I thought it was a bad idea, but I didn’t want to spoil his hopeful attitude by reminding [...]