Hit-and-run driver kills 50-year-old man on bicycle

A hit-and-run driver killed a 50-year-old man riding a bicycle on Appleton Avenue in Germantown about 8:15 Sunday night, and police reported an arrest in the case late Monday. Police Chief Peter Hoell identified the victim as Keith Habenicht, 50, a father of two, who was biking home from the store. He died less than [...]

Do You Really Know the Rules of the Road?

Nearly every one of the 130 people who stopped at the Wisconsin Bike Fed Share & Be Aware booth at the Wisconsin State Fair assured they knew the rules of the road … until we started asking them specific questions. How much space are you required to provide a bicyclist while passing in a car was a [...]

Goodnight bright star

This Friday afternoon, I will say goodbye to Rob ‘Sugs’ Hofmann. I’ve said goodbye to Rob countless times after mountain bike rides with him along the Menomonee River and on Kettle Moraine trails. I’ve said goodbye to Rob after the most every Santa Cycle Rampage. I’ve said goodbye to Rob after a beer. It is [...]

Man with three OWI convictions guilty of killing cyclist

  A man with three convictions for drunken-driving has been found guilty of hitting and killing a cycling grandfather in Waushara County. Eric Banaszak, 42, of Redgranite, pleaded no contest to hit-and-run causing death in Waushara County Circuit Court and will be sentenced by Circuit Judge Guy Dutcher on Oct. 2. The felony charge carries a [...]