You can't tell your players without a program, or your local bike paths without a map.
Timed coincidentally to the start of baseball season, Dave Schlabowske announced today that the revised, updated, new-and-improved Milwaukee by Bike maps arrived fresh from the printer.
As a runner who suffered a couple bad bouts with cramps last year, this story on a local tennis player who found a pickle juice cure caught my eye.
Jack Larsen, from Whitefish Bay High School, swears by the stuff; a magic elixir to the problem that thwarted his attempts to reach state in 2010.
Kelly James-Littmann had tears in her eyes, but a certainty in her heart that her late husband would be smiling at the sight of athletes straining, grimacing and sweating in his honor.
More than 50 of them participated in the inaugural Jeff Littmann Memorial Fund SEAL Challenge, a devilish combination of suffering that helped raise $3,000 for a USA Cycling scholarship in Littmann’s name. Regarded as the ambassador of cycling in the area, the 56-year-old coach and bike shop owner was struck and killed by a car while cycling in Nashotah on Oct. 1.
A deal to secure the future of the Telemark Resort in Cable has stalled once again, creating uncertainty for organizers of the American Birkebeiner ski race and residents counting on jobs and income from Telemark.
The closing scheduled for Friday was postponed indefinitely, and the parties are back to negotiating, according to sources involved in the deal.
Cole House scored a win Sunday in the third stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic in California, leading the way among Wisconsin cyclists in early-season races.
House, a 23-year-old from Oneida, shifted from BMC Cycling to the RealCyclist.com squad, and helped his teammate Francisco Mancebo take the overall title in the National Race Calendar event.
Scott Jansky, winner of the 2010 Lakefront Marathon, will step up in distance Saturday and run for a USATF national championship in the 5th annual Mad City 100K.
One of the many things to explore in the postelection discussion will be the impact on cycling advocacy in Madison, where Paul Soglin unseated Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.
Cieslewicz, a two-term mayor, was a participant in the 20by2020 group driving to make cycling trips account for 20% of all trips taken in the state's capital city. In 2008, Cieslewicz spearheaded the Platinum Bicycling Committee Report, with a goal of earning a platinum designation from the League of American Cyclists.
News that the state will move ahead with a $300 million makeover on the Hoan Bridge energized bicyclists who see the project as an opportunity to fulfill their desire for a high-level bike lane.
Dave Schlabowske detailed the history of the bike lane drive on his Over the Bars blog and noted the time to strike is now.
As deals go, I rate the South Shore Half Marathon right up there with 10-cent chicken wings.
Both might lead to unpleasant consequences, but are too good to pass up.
Area athletes and prospective athletes will have opportunities to gather triathlon training and racing wisdom from Sally Edwards, one of the country’s multisport pioneers.
Andy Henshaw and Devon Crosby-Helms raced to victories in the USATF 100K national championships and shattered the course records in Madison on Saturday.
Henshaw, a 25-year-old Kansas University alum, maintained a swift pace of 6 minutes, 33 seconds per mile for the 10 laps around Lake Wingra, and took nearly nine minutes off the record set by Michael Wardian in 2008.
Runners from Wisconsin raced away with victories Sunday in one of the country's biggest races, the Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago.
Simon Bairu, the Canadian who won national championships at the University of Wisconsin, topped the field of more than 32,400. Covering the 8K in 23:38, Bairu finished one second ahead of the 2010 champion, John Kemboi, of Kenya.
The trails in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest will open for mountain bikers on Tuesday, according to Paul Sandgren, the southern unit superintendent.
One section of the John Muir loops will remain closed, however, because of wet conditions. All of the trails in the Emma Carlin section will be open.
Based on lifestyles and general health, Milwaukee residents are aging in the middle of the national pack, ranking 27th among those in 50 cities scored for their physical age by the website RealAge.com.
Salt Lake City, Utah, was the top city for staying young, or living below your chronological age. Knoxville, Tn., leads the pack for the city in which residents are most likely to be old before their time.
Gas in Milwaukee topped $3.90 a gallon on Monday, up $1 dollar from a year ago on a sharp climb toward the record set in 2008.
Two recent stories suggest that the drain on pocket books is pushing people to ride bikes or find other forms of transportation.
The Ripon Red Hawks cycling team needs extra hands on a couple Saturdays to build two miles of single-track mountain bike trails on the Ceresco Prairie Conservancy.
The college won a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project in August, and that money will pay for the professional trail design and the heavy equipment for the build out. With a tight time frame, though, the squad needs boots and hands on the ground to finish the work on April 30 and May 7.
Marquette, Mich., has long been one of my favorite destinations for recreational travels.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reports that Council Grounds State Park in Lincoln County and a portion of the Fox River Trail in Brown County will be closed temporarily because of the damage caused by the record-setting storms.
Ten tornadoes hit the central and northern part of the state on Sunday.
Operators of the Lake Express Ferry have organized a used bike collection to provide refurbished two-wheelers to children in Milwaukee's central city.
The bikes donated during Earth Week, April 18 to 22, will be repaired and distributed by the Milwaukee Bicycle Collective, 2910 W. Clybourn St.
Yesterday's Wisconsin Bike Summit in Madison prompted me to go through my wallet. I found multiple cards indicating my membership with the Wisconsin Off-Road Bicycling Association (WORBA), International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (Bike Fed), the League of American Bicyclists and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
None of these cards, incidentally, prove I'm a member in good standing with these fine advocacy organizations. Although each card is printed with an expiration date long since passed, I'm pretty sure I've re-upped with all these groups. IMBA and Rails-to-Trails still send me their publications, after all, and the Bike Fed hasn't kicked me off their board for being delinquent in paying my dues.