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Bike Czar: Biking Summit A Chance to Regain Momentum
Bike Czar

Biking Summit A Chance to Regain Momentum

Wisconsin has fallen from 2nd to 28th most bike-friendly state.

Bike Czar: 17 Solid Blocks of Santas
Bike Czar

17 Solid Blocks of Santas

Santa Cycle Rampage and 10th Annual Bike Bazaar coming. Be of good cheer and join.

Bike Czar: Return of the Santa Rampage
Bike Czar

Return of the Santa Rampage

It’s Santa Dave’s last rampage, on December 2nd.

Bike Czar: One More Chequamegon Bike Trip
Bike Czar

One More Chequamegon Bike Trip

Dave Schlabowske leads his last trip before retiring from Bike Federation.

Bike Czar: Gravel Roads Make Great Bike Trails
Bike Czar

Gravel Roads Make Great Bike Trails

As we proved in our weekend trip from Butternut WI to Ironwood and the Upper Peninsula.

Bike Czar: Tosa Full Moon Ride a Glowing Success
Bike Czar

Tosa Full Moon Ride a Glowing Success

Bike lanes, other citified changes making East Tosa an urban destination.

Bike Czar: Riding a Bicycle IS Safe
Bike Czar

Riding a Bicycle IS Safe

Why the call for bicyclists to avoid highway is completely misguided.

Celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderpersons, the Wisconsin Bike Fed, and Bublr Bikes
Bike Czar: Joys of the Yuba Spicy Curry
Bike Czar

Joys of the Yuba Spicy Curry

Not food, but a cool, long-tail cargo bike that's great for hauling stuff.

Bike Czar: Santa Cycle Rampage is Dead. Not.
Bike Czar

Santa Cycle Rampage is Dead. Not.

The old one is dead, new one organized for December 5. Long live the new Santa Cycle Rampage!

Bike Czar: Train Trip Reminds Us Why We Ride
Bike Czar

Train Trip Reminds Us Why We Ride

This trip is a perfect example of why cycling is important to us.

Bike Czar: New County Policy Discourages Biking Events
Bike Czar

New County Policy Discourages Biking Events

Use of parks and Oak Leaf Trail requires two-week notice and $250 non-refundable fee, even for free events. Bike Federation protests policy.

Bike Czar: Not Riding a Bicycle is Hazardous to Your Health
Bike Czar

Not Riding a Bicycle is Hazardous to Your Health

Even factoring in occasional traffic deaths for bicyclists, they live longer, healthier lives than automobile drivers.

Bike Czar: Farewell to a Lovely Winter
Bike Czar

Farewell to a Lovely Winter

Spring is welcome, but I had so many wonderful experiences on fat bikes that I'll remember this winter fondly.

Bike Czar: Remember When Kids Didn’t Wear Helmets?
Bike Czar

Remember When Kids Didn’t Wear Helmets?

Four decades ago 50% of kids bicycled or walked to work. Today its 12%. Is our obsession with safety making kids fat?

Bike Czar: More Protected Bike Lanes and Greenways Needed
Bike Czar

More Protected Bike Lanes and Greenways Needed

2015 agenda by Bike Federation will push city for these and other improvements.

Bike Czar: Santa Cycle Rampage Goes National
Bike Czar

Santa Cycle Rampage Goes National

Milwaukee had as many as 1,000 cycling Santas, and cities like Boston, Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis also had rampages.

Bike Czar: Will County Simplify Trail Permit Requirements?
Bike Czar

Will County Simplify Trail Permit Requirements?

The Bike Federation requests a simpler permit process for Oak Leaf and other trails, and county staff seem open to suggestions.

Bike Czar: Long Live the Polish Moon Ride!
Bike Czar

Long Live the Polish Moon Ride!

A great turnout, a beautiful foggy night, and fun polka and Mexican music -- the ride was a big success and will surely grow in coming years.

Bike Czar: What Do Bicycles Do At Crosswalks?
Bike Czar

What Do Bicycles Do At Crosswalks?

The Bike Czar explains what cyclists, drivers and pedestrians should do when they encounter a crosswalk.

Bike Czar: What to Say When People Complain About Bicyclists
Bike Czar

What to Say When People Complain About Bicyclists

Studies consistently show drivers are at least twice as likely to break the rules of the road as bicyclists.

Bike Czar: Why We Ride
Bike Czar

Why We Ride

And why Wisconsin is such a wonderful place to tour by bicycle.

Streetsblog: More Transit Funding Needed, Fitch Ratings Warns
Streetsblog

More Transit Funding Needed, Fitch Ratings Warns

Economy could suffer if governments don't recognize decline in driving and other trends that favor transit.

Bike Czar: The Growth in Air Travelers Arriving by Bike
Bike Czar

The Growth in Air Travelers Arriving by Bike

They laughed when a bike rack was installed at Mitchell Airport, but on some days it's nearly full.

Bike Czar: The History and Future of Santa Rampage
Bike Czar

The History and Future of Santa Rampage

Could event become a victim of its own success? Organizers consider changes in format.

Bike Czar: Santa Cycle Rampage Rocks Out
Bike Czar

Santa Cycle Rampage Rocks Out

The English Beat flew in from Britain to play and the turnout was great.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Share Launching in 2014
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike Share Launching in 2014

Phase I of bike share program will have at least 28 stations and 250 bikes, thanks to a federal grant.

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Panelists at Discovery World conference debate plans and opportunities for Milwaukee's lakefront. A report with photos.

Photo Gallery: Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail
Photo Gallery

Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail

Despite rainy weather, Mayor Barrett and a host of politicians celebrated the new bike trail.

Bike Czar: Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail!
Bike Czar

Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail!

Celebration Saturday of newest part of trail whose origins go back more than a decade.

Plenty of Horne: Brewing as a Conceptual Art
Plenty of Horne

Brewing as a Conceptual Art

Brenner Brewing has a ways to go before it functions as a working brewery. Plus: a fundraiser for the anti-Clarke candidate.

Plenty of Horne: City Wants Changes for Old Pizza Man Site
Plenty of Horne

City Wants Changes for Old Pizza Man Site

Proposed building is "too boxy" and "monolithic," Ald. Kovac and others on review board say.

Plenty of Horne: Bike Fed’s Glossy Mag a Success
Plenty of Horne

Bike Fed’s Glossy Mag a Success

The quarterly magazine now publishes 8,000 copies and has lots of advertisers, another sign of Milwaukee's bike renaissance.

Photo Gallery: Mayor Barrett Bikes to Work!
Photo Gallery

Mayor Barrett Bikes to Work!

Mayor Barrett kicked off Bike to Work Week with his annual bike ride, and announced new city funding for bike-sharing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Historic Milwaukee Celebration
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Historic Milwaukee Celebration

Plus: A national green award for The Brewery; and bringing fruit trees to Walker's Point.

Biking Takes Spotlight this Summer

Biking Takes Spotlight this Summer

Highlights include 76 miles of new or improved bike lanes, and a raised bike lane for Bay View.

The Nomad is Home to Milwaukee’s Second On-Street Bike Corral

The Nomad is Home to Milwaukee’s Second On-Street Bike Corral

Portland has 67 on-street bike corrals while Milwaukee now has just two. With the latest being installed this past week at the Nomad on the Lower East Side. The Nomad's new bike corral is located in an used space along Warren St., and just as Alterra's on-street bike corral removed no regular automobile parking spots, none were removed to install these racks.

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

The Bicycle Master Plan was presented to the Public Safety Committee at the September 16th, 2010 meeting.

Milwaukee is Moving Forward with New Bicycle Plan

Milwaukee is Moving Forward with New Bicycle Plan

Milwaukee’s first bicycle plan came out in 1993. Since that time the city has realized most of the plan’s major recommendations and has added over 115 miles of bicycle lanes and routes to the city. The new plan lays out a Vision for Milwaukee 2020. That would include adding over 170 miles of new on-street bike infrastructure and almost 7 miles of new paved trails.