Madison achieves Platinum status as Bicycle Friendly Community

Madison attained Platinum status as a Bicycle Friendly Community in the League of American Bicyclists awards released Monday, and now ranks as one of the five best cities for biking in the country. The recognition caps a decade-long effort initiated by then-Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, and one that has origins in the bike paths that Mayor [...]

Appleton Bike Summit a Big Success

The Wisconsin Bike Fed hosted its annual summit outside the cycling hotbed of Madison for the first time on Friday, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. About 200 bicycle enthusiasts gathered on Appleton’s beautiful Lawrence University campus and shared their ideas and enthusiasm for cycling, not solely as a recreational endeavor, [...]

How far can you ride a bike? Answers at the Wisconsin Bike Summit

Kelsey Regan approaches cycling with the perspective of a Robert Earl Keene song: “The Road Goes on Forever.” The ultra-cycling record-setter from Iowa will explain what that means during her keynote presentation at the Wisconsin Bike Summit on Nov. 6, and her story likely will change your own thoughts about the limits of self-propulsion. Regan [...]

Driver sentenced to prison for killing grandfather riding bike

A man who collected three drunken driving convictions before he killed a grandfather riding a bike near Redgranite has been sentenced to his first prison term – 8 /12 years for the fatal hit-and-run on February 14. Waushara County Circuit Judge Guy Dutcher also ordered Eric Banaszak, 42, to serve 6 ½ years on extended [...]