In a recent post on his outdoor adventures blog, Matt Villano touts the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest as an ideal destination for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.
Close to the state's largest population center, the trails in the Northern Kettle are within an easy drive for hundreds of thousands.
Residents in 11 Midwestern cities would generate $7 billion in improved air quality, reduced health care costs and increased physical fitness by biking rather than driving for roughly half their trips of five miles or less, according to the work of researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
In addition, the decrease in air pollution and increase in fitness would save about 1,100 lives per year.
Summerfest officials delivered a $67,000 check Thursday to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, and closed the books on the steamy 2011 Rock ‘n Sole Run.
The charitable contribution represented a positive outcome for the half-marathon and 10K marred by stifling heat and a failure to deliver water to dozens of the more than 6,500 participants.
Runners most often find endorphins and better fitness on their outings.
Trevor Vetort found a 2-year-old boy.
Geoffrey Mutai claimed another major marathon victory and a small measure of vindication Sunday with a record-setting run through the five boroughs of the New York City Marathon.
His winning time of 2:05:06 serves as an autumn bookend to the record 2:03:02 he posted in the Boston Marathon. That effort, aided by a tailwind and the drop in elevation on the Boston Course, is the fastest recorded marathon in history, yet not the world record.
Much of the fine gravel has been laid and compacted on the Hank Aaron State Trail extension from 94th Pl. to the Underwood Parkway, and the remaining work on the $328,000 project is scheduled to be done this week.
Bikers will find rough gravel west of 121st St., and that segment will be finished with asphalt to tie the Hank Aaron to the Oak Leaf Trail, just south of Blue Mound Road. The connection will complete a largely off-road bike and walking route from Lakeshore State Park to Cottage Grove.
Problems with a bolt clamping saddles to seat posts prompted a recall of 27,000 Trek bikes, according a release from the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
All of the bikes are from the 2012 model year, and include the following makes: 7.5 FX including WSD and Disc models:
• 7.4 FX including WSD models
• 7.3 FX including WSD and Disc models
• 7.2 FX including WSD models
• Livestrong FX including WSD models
• Livestrong District
• 9th District
Last week, a local financial executive called me a “stooge.”
I was somewhat insulted, but mostly curious.
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at a different form of banditry in a piece devoted to runners.
Peter Sagal, host of National Public Radio's "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!," provided the fodder for the piece by sneaking into the Chicago Marathon and writing about the experience for Runner's World.
Wauwatosa native Matthew Busche will continue his pro cycling pursuits with a RadioShack team in 2012.
Following his second pro season, and his first success in a Grand Tour, Busche will join the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team formed with the merger of team Leopard Trek.
A new 5K run on the lakefront will add a faster pace to Veterans Day observance in Milwaukee, and raise money for the Dryhootch support organization.
Proceeds from the Dryhootch Warrior Spirit Run/Walk, on Saturday, will be used to install a wheelchair elevator in the group’s coffee house on Brady St. The lift, expected to cost $30,000, will make the second-floor meeting rooms accessible to those with disabilities.
For most U.S. cycling fans, Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong represent American success in the Tour de France and the pinnacle of the sport.
They are viewed as leaders of the country’s pro peloton, but in fact followed the wheels of the groundbreaking Team 7-Eleven.
If there could be a humorous element to a bike theft, it would be the vision of the thief attempting to ride away with Shawn Bradley's custom-made bicycle.
Bradley, a retired NBA basketball player, is 7 feet, 6 inches tall, and the bike frame measures 80 centimeters.
A meeting hosted by the Department of Transportation Monday night will give residents a two-hour opportunity to ask questions and share opinions about the proposal to add a bike and pedestrian lane on the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge.
The meeting in the DOT offices, 1001 W. St. Paul Ave., starts at 5 p.m. DOT planners will make a presentation at 5:15.
A local book signing to promote the newly released story of the 7-Eleven Cycling team has been postponed.
Due to the death of a friend, team founder Jim Ochowicz had to pull out of the event set for Monday night at the Wheel & Sprocket shop in Brookfield. It’s expected that Ochowicz and 7-Eleven team member Tom Schuler will reschedule the book signing in December.
Kaitlin Antonneau, the USA cycling champion from Racine, raced onto the podium twice over the weekend in the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup and moved into fourth in the series’ overall standings.
It was her most successful weekend of cyclocross to date, aside from winning that national championship in the U23 category in December.
Skiers are registering for the 2012 American Birkebeiner races at a record pace, and the main events are within 1,200 of their capacity, months ahead of race day.
Through the end of last week, 7,800 athletes have registered for the Birkebeiner and Kortelopet. The cap is at 9,000.
An extended question-and-answer session on proposals to put a bike and pedestrian lane on the Hoan Bridge revealed new details Monday night, in advance of a decision expected in December.
Close to 300 people turned out for the public information meeting, which showed their pregame priorities ahead of the kickoff of the Packers vs. Vikings game on Monday Night football.
In what was described as a "guts race," prep runners from Hartland and Neenah booked trips to the Nike Cross Nationals, with their efforts Sunday in the Heartland Regional.
Both the Hartland Hustle and Neenah XC Club teams placed second in the windy conditions in Sioux Falls, S.D., and extended their successful seasons into December.
Already a favorite pathway for area residents, the Cushing Park Road Recreational Trail will be opened officially on Wednesday morning.