An Army of Advocates

Bike Walk Civics is a workshop that teaches participants to become powerful advocates for safer and better biking and walking. Learn how you can lead  change and develop an action plan to make your community more bikeable and walkable. Anyone in Wisconsin may apply for the FREE six-session weekly ONLINE workshop scheduled for Tuesdays from Noon-1:30pm from August 30-October 4, 2016, led by Jeremy Gragert, Northwest Ambassador for the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation.  Apply for the ONLINE series here.


People who live or work in Barron, Burnett, Eau Claire, Rusk, Polk, Chippewa, or Washburn counties may register  to attend a in-person, one day workshop in Eau Claire on Friday, August 19th.   Please register for the Eau Claire workshop here.

Bike Walk Civics is available to diverse audiences of bike club members, environmental groups, elected officials, planners, civic groups, health/wellness advocates, neighborhood organizations, as well as individuals who are interested in bike and walk advocacy.

The American Heart Association is funding the curriculum development and the Bike Fed will deliver Bike Walk Civics (in both in-person and online versions) next year. This upcoming training is the first delivery of the online version. We hope you will join it and share feedback on how it can be improved to be as effective as possible to help YOU make change at the local level.

If you are interested in bringing Bike Walk Civics to your community in 2017, email

About Jessica Wineberg, Program Director

The second staff member hired for the Milwaukee office 10 years ago, Jessica created and runs Bike Fed’s statewide Safe Routes to School Programs, Bike Camps, and adult bicyclist and motorist education programs. Jessica lives in the Riverwest neighborhood with her husband Christian and son Everett.

2 thoughts on “An Army of Advocates

  1. Jessica and Jeremy deserve great credit for designing this program and the Heart Association gets deepest thanks for funding the project. So much of what matters to cyclists happens at the local level. Learning how to be more effective in working with local planners, traffic engineers, alders, mayors and other local officials is a really powerful thing. I’m looking forward to being there in Eau Claire on Friday.

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