A 66-year-old man from Cedarburg was hit by a car and killed while riding a bicycle on Muskego Dam Rd. shortly before noon on Friday, according to the Muskego Police Department.
The initial release did not include the name of the victim, who is the first cyclist killed by a motor vehicle in 2011. Last year, 10 people were killed in collisions involving bikes and cars, and there were 11 such fatalities in 2009.
Marquette University alums Cassie Nelson and Scott Mueller started their Fourth of July celebrations at full speed Sunday morning.
Nelson ran a 23:54 to win the women's division in the Firecracker Four in Hales Corners, and Mueller bested the field with a 19:48 - keeping the tempo just under 5-minutes-per mile. Both won by comfortable margins: Nelson nearly 40 seconds ahead of Heidi Haapasklo, and Mueller 12 seconds in front of Ryan Jacobs. of Roxue, Ill.
I ran a personal best for four miles in the Firecracker Four in Hales Corners on Monday morning, but it was young Eleanor who carried the day of PRs in the Held home.
Celebrating the Fourth of July, the little one, just two weeks old, knocked back three ounces of breast milk in a single sitting. That bested her previous single-feeding mark by nearly a quarter-ounce.
Sara Knutson running a personal ultra on the Ice Age Trail.
Idling in heavy traffic is frustrating for motorists and damaging for cyclists, according to research conducted by Canadien health experts.
Reported Wednesday in Environmental Health News, the researchers found short-term exposure to the exhaust from heavy traffic significantly decreased heart rate variability in the study cyclists for up to three hours after they finished riding. Experts say reduced heart rate variability is associated with a higher risk of heart attacks.
Sarah Huang loves competitive cycling: any discipline, anytime, anywhere.
The news today that more than one-quarter of Wisconsin adults tip the scale beyond obese continues a trend that research suggests is tied to auto-centric lifestyles.
As I wrote back in May: Sheldon Jacobson, from the University of Illinois, concluded that by driving more from place to place, instead of walking or biking, Americans have become increasingly sedentary and are burning fewer calories. He points to that as significant factor in the surge in obesity, from a rate of 15.9% in 1995 to 26.3% in 2007.
The Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic, the longest-running pro cycling series in the country, opens its 43rd edition on Friday.
In the simplest terms, they’re running for food.
More than 6,500 will line up for the Rock ‘n Sole races on Sunday morning and the return of running over the Hoan Bridge for the first time in more than two decades.
It was a bad sign for the inaugural Rock 'n Sole, when the medical tent filled up faster than the water cups.
That is a slight bit of hyperbole, but the race organization did not generate any standing ovations.
Tom Schuler, the event director for the heat-stricken Rock 'n Sole races, took responsibility for the problems during Sunday's race and offered an unequivocal apology late Sunday.
"As Race Director, I owe all of the participants and the Summerfest Management team a sincere apology," Schuler said in a statement issued by the Summerfest PR staff.
More than 6,500 people participated in the inaugural Rock ‘n Sole on Sunday, creating 6,500 opinions on how to improve the races that the director contritely admits were seriously flawed.
I’ve participated in other races – notably the Madison Marathon – where the medical tent filled up quickly with runners needing IV solutions because of dehydration and heat exhaustion. I’ve also put myself in a bad situation and made a late-night trip to an emergency room by pushing myself beyond my body’s capacity.
Will Smith won the eighth annual Pewaukee Triathlon by a comfortable margin on Sunday, and joined two other fellow Madison-area competitors on the top step of the awards podium.
Smith, from Mt. Horeb, beat Pete Metz, of Germantown, by nearly five minutes in the sprint distance race that included a swim in Pewaukee Lake, a 16-mile bike lap and a 3.1-mile run.
Following up on the problems in the inaugural Rock 'n Sole races, WTMJ-AM (620) reports that race director Tom Schuler is considering refunding a portion of the entry fees to the participants.
Schuler, through Summerfest officials, issued an apology Sunday night, taking responsibility for the lack of water at aide stations during the 10K and half-marathon races. More than a dozen participants were taken to local hospitals and another 50 were treated at the finish line for dehydration and heat exhaustion.
News from New York today puts Trek's B-cycle business in the running as a finalist to provide the bike-sharing system in the Big Apple, with a decision expected in the next month.
Trek launched B-cycle in 2008, in partnership with Humana and Crispin Porter + Bogusky, and now offers its rental bikes in 11 locations, including Madison.
Jordan Roessingh, a Madison rider racing for the ISCorp Team, won the Wisconsin State Criterium Championship on Sunday, in a sprint finish.
Holly Mathews, also of Madison, ensured an ISCorp sweep in the pro and elite races by winning the women's top division.
Cyclists representing Team Taiwan and Team Hong Kong have taken wins in the early stages of the Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic, making their mark on the Superweek series that continues in Brown Deer Park on Wednesday.
Feng Chung-Kai (Team Taiwan) won the opening race in the 43rd annual Superweek on Friday night in the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic. Feng surged out from the pack to gather sprint points and cash lap prizes, then held off John Grant (Texas Roadhouse/Motorex) for the win.
Green Bay will shut down the free bike sharing it offered at downtown locations, after three years marred by theft and vandalism, according to a report on wisconsinoutdoorfun.com
Similar initiatives have failed for similar reasons. It seems free means "take it" to far too many individuals.
Cycling supporters hope to have some input on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plans to replace one of the country’s bicycle leaders.
Kevin Hardman, executive director of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, said recent retiree Tom Huber left behind big shoes to fill.