Philosophy of the Fixie

Yesterday was the day I rode my new fixie for the first time. Now I get it. I bought the jet black Felt Brougham in a crime of passion at the Madison Bike-O-Rama a couple of weeks ago. Since then the weather has not cooperated so much. But this morning, with temperatures soaring into the [...]


Pi(e) Day Ride Report

Every year on Pi Day (3/14), some friends and I take a bike ride to a pie shop. It’s that time of year when the snowbanks are melting, the evenings are getting longer, and we’re itching to get our bikes out and ride again. Besides, there is something rational about celebrating the world’s most well [...]


Grooming Trails for Fatbikes

Last weekend the Midwest Fat Bike Access & Grooming Workshop was held on January 9 and 10 in Cable Wis. The gathering brought together over 70 advocates from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin devoted to improving off-road cycling and fat biking in winter. Neither I nor the Bike Fed’s MTB program manager were able to go, [...]


Two Wheeled Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone. The Bike Fed offices close every year between Christmas and New Years, but we are back in the saddle! Not sure how you feel about them, but not only do I like New Years Resolutions, when I make them, I tend to stick to them. For instance two years ago I [...]


Santa Cycle Rampage Lucky 13

The hundreds of merry makers who pedaled holiday cheer around Milwaukee on Saturday’s 13th annual running of the Santa Cycle Rampage lucked into some perfect winter weather. I did not take the time to do an official count, but more than 150 holly jolly cyclists pedaled down to Lakefront Brewery with me from Cafe Hollander [...]