Activist Tim Wong Was a Crusty Pioneer

This guest blog first appeared on the Madison Bikes site and was authored by long-time Madison cycling activist, former Bike Fed staffer and board member, and Madison Bikes cofounder Robbie Webber. Just after Tim Wong died on June 30, I posted an announcement and added a few words about what Tim meant to the bicycling [...]

Ride the Polish Moon

It looms over Milwaukee’s Bayview Neighborhood like a beacon. I knew it as the Allen Bradley clock when I was growing up in West Allis, but it is now the home of Rockwell Automation. Anyway, as a kid I learned that it is the largest four-sided clock in the world. You say that London’s Big [...]

Oregon Passes Bike Tax

Oregon has become the first state to pass a tax aimed at bicycles. BikePortland reports that as part of an omnibus transportation budget, the Oregon legislature created a $15 flat tax on the purchase of new bicycles with a 26-inch or larger wheel diameter and valued at $200 or more. The tax is expected to [...]

Signs On St. Paul Avenue Are Helpful When Visible

The Streetcar construction is well underway with a section of completed tracks on St Paul Avenue in the Third Ward. On July 1 the Milwaukee Streetcar Twitter account posted about cars, buses and bikes crossing the tracks. Thank you to the City of Milwaukee for this investment in a multi-modal future where there are many [...]

Cycling Civility

As Chris Froome struggled with a broken bike on a hill during the most grueling stage of the Tour de France on Sunday his closest competitors slowed down so as not to take advantage of his misfortune. “I want to say thank you to the other riders for not attacking,” Froome said. “They waited until [...]