Milwaukee Smart Trips Program Launches

It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the Milwaukee Smart Trip Pilot Program! With the grant for the program awarded in 2009, the program launch has been a long-time coming, but it is getting rolling quickly. In a nutshell, Smart Trips programs involve intensive outreach to a target area with the [...]


Oh, Canada! You Get Biking!

When I think of Canada I think of good health care and hockey. Now, it’s time to add biking to the list. Last week I was at the Ontario Bike Summit in Toronto. I’ve been asked to speak there several times, but it’s getting to the point where we’re going to have to invite Ontarians [...]


Wisconsin High School Cycling League Summit This Weekend

Resident Dirt Tester Matt Gissibl here. I want to let you know there is still time to sign up for the Wisconsin High School Cycling League’s annual Leaders’ Summit this weekend, April 26th-27th, and hosted at Trek World Headquarters in Waterloo, WI. The summit will kick off the 2014 high school mountain bike racing season by bringing together coaches, assistant [...]


Beerline Trail Extension Public Meeting

Join us tomorrow evening for a Public information Meeting on the Beer Line Bicycle Trail Extension (North Richards Streets to East Capital Drive) Tomorrow 5p to 7p at Riverworks Lofts, 3372 North Holton Street. Exhibits will be on display for viewing and representatives from the DPW and the consultant will be there to discuss the project and answer [...]


Happy Earth Day Pogo, or Is It?

On April 22, 1970 Walt Kelly’s little possum named Pogo kicked off Earth Day with the now famous quote “We have met the enemy and he is us.” I was just eight years old then. I don’t remember Earth Day, nor its founder, former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. My earliest memories of [...]