Riding the road less traveled

I love the variety of ways by which I can enjoy riding a bike – from commuting, to touring, to road racing, mountain biking, charity rides, and cyclocross. I also love the fact that something that I’ve done for almost 20 years can feel completely new just by changing the landscape or tweaking a variable [...]


The Skinny on Fatbikes

Readers of this blog may have noticed the recent appearance of some conspicuously corpulent bikes in posts written by Communications Director, Dave Schlabowske. These “fatbikes”, as they’re known, are carving out a niche in the the Wisconsin cycling scene faster than Clark Griswold on a saucer sled coated with a non-caloric, silicone-based kitchen lubricant. A [...]


The Cyclist's Guide to Surviving Winter in Wisconsin

I used to hate winter. Thinking about it during late summer or early fall would make my chest tighten up with anxiety. The cold, the snow, the darkness, the joyless three-hour rides on the trainer – I absolutely hated it. Especially after the football season ended. It’s taken me almost 20 years, but I think [...]


Introducing guest blogger, Denny Yunk

My name is Denny Yunk. I’ve been an active cyclist since 1993 and a Bike Fed member since 2010. I’m honored to have been invited to share my thoughts and experiences on this blog. I got into cycling during college. Tennis had been my sport from childhood through high school, but UW-Stevens Point dropped its [...]