If you envision a farmer's market for bicyclists, then you have a good mental picture of the Bike Blitz organized by the Milwaukee Bicycle Works in Washington Park on Saturday morning.
From 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will be repairing and selling bikes and teaching young pedalers the rules for safe riding.
Organizers of the largest running race in the state expect the number of participants to top 20,000 for the 35th annual Bellin Run in Green Bay on June 11.
The 10K ranked as the 28th largest race in the country in 2009, based on the number of timed finishers. It was the 8th largest 10K.
In her first Off the Couch contribution, Brooke McEwen offers a profile of Andy Landgraf and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco.
Madison police have recovered the Dodge Durango involved in a hit-and-run with a bicyclist on Tuesday, but the driver remains at large, according to police spokesman Joel DeSpain.
The biker, a 23-year-old woman, suffered severe injuries to her lower body when the driver first hit her, then dragged her for some distance on Whitney Way, just off the west Beltline Highway.
As part of Bike to Work Week in Milwaukee, Off the Couch will feature your Tales from the Road: the stories and sights you find on your ride to the job, grocery store or play-date. We'll need your contributions - so send them to email@example.com, along with a bit of background about yourself.
Keep in mind that they should read like a trip to the office, not a ride across the country.
As I wrote in today's feature about the Girls on the Run, they have the best 5K training program I've ever examined.
The fun greatly exceeds the weekly mileage.
Citing the impact on businesses, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has canceled the second of two Ride the Drive festivals in the city.
The Ride, scheduled for Sunday, will go on as scheduled, allowing walkers, bicyclists and others to tour city streets free of motor vehicles. The layout forms roughly six miles of streets closed to traffic.
Ald. Nik Kovac and City Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux made a pitch for bike and pedestrian access to the Hoan Bridge at a meeting of the Long-Range Lakefront Planning Committee on Wednesday.
Reporter Tom Daykin included the access issue in his write-up on the meeting.
The used bike collection business in Milwaukee has gone corporate, right up to the CEO level.
Four local companies have combined to organize the CEOs for Cyclists program, a drive to collect used bicycles to be refurbished and resold through the DreamBikes shop, 2021 N. Martin Luther King Dr. The business employing teens opened in Milwaukee in April 2011.
The Hoan Bridge will be closed to motor vehicles and opened to bicycles for the first time in decades on Sunday, when thousands of riders go over the span in the Miller Lite Ride for the Arts.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will close roughly two miles of I-794 from 5:30 to 10 a.m. Motorists heading northbound are advised to exit at Howard Ave. and take I-94 into the Marquette Interchange and those driving southbound/east are advised to follow I-94.
Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas will officially open a segment of the Lake Country Trail that has been repaved from Milwaukee Street to Glen Cove.
The first 70 children who turn out to ride through the ribbon with Vrakas Saturday morning will receive free bike helmets.
What’s 20 minutes after waiting decades?
Last-minute patches on the Hoan Bridge delayed the start of the Ride for the Arts about 20 minutes Sunday morning, and stretched the already worn patience of bicyclists anxious for the first legal opportunity to ride the span in nearly 30 years.
Cyclists in Milwaukee had their day on the Hoan Bridge, and 20,000 in Madison had six miles of city streets in the third year of Ride the Drive.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Mayor Paul Soglin drew a mixed reaction while he participated in the event, days after he sparked a debate by canceling a second Ride the Drive scheduled for September.
In the interview with Journal Sentinel reporter Don Walker, Burke made the point that building infrastructure for bicyclists is a "cheap date." By that, he means a price-smart way to combat congestion on the freeways and expansion around our waists.
Mayor Tom Barrett will be a no-show Tuesday morning for his annual bike ride to City Hall, part of the Bike to Work Week events in Milwaukee.
His excuse: a trip to the White House and a state dinner with President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The visit and dinner plans were announced in April.
It takes a good deal of pedaling, and editing, to bridge the gap between bicyclists who ride to the store for eggs and the Ironman triathletes who rides 100 miles and more on a Saturday morning.
The Big Book of Bicycling attempts to cover that ground with a comprehensive guide compiled from five years of stories from the magazine.
The Prefontaine Classic 10K proved to be a disappointment for Stevens Point native Chris Solinsky and track fans who had anticipated an epic battle between the American record holder and Galen Rupp.
It wasn't to be.
The Madison version of the World Naked Bike Ride, scheduled for June 18, could be forced under cover.
According to this delicately worded story by Chris Rickert, the city council will try on an ordinance banning public nudity when it meets Tuesday night. Rickert reports that the ordinance has nothing to do with the trauma caused by the naked bicyclists last year, but found that the ride organizers are prepared to lobby in opposition.
Eric Lueck started the Wisco Mile in 2008 to give some of his track athletes at Wisconsin Lutheran High School one more chance to race after the WIAA state championships.
One more chance proved to be a popular prospect, and Lueck is expecting 250 competitors tonight in the fourth edition of the mile race on the track. Elite runners, high school runners, masters runners and grade school runners all get a shot against the clock and the competition.
The July issue of Runner's World Magazine, dedicated to outrunning cancer, features a cover photo of Waukesha native and Olympic hopeful Serena Ramsey Burla.
The 28-year-old ran for her coach/father on the state champion Waukesha West cross country teams, went on to become an All-American at the University of Missouri and recovered from synovial sarcoma to run the 2010 ING New York Marathon in two hours, 37 minutes and six seconds.