10 Reasons to Attend National “Organizing, Leadership & Digital Strategy” Training in Milwaukee

Support for creating more bikeable, walkable places is on the rise — and luckily there are tools and best practices to capture that momentum in sophisticated and equitable ways. And that’s exactly what we’ll explore at the Alliance for Walking and Biking’s 2015 National Training, July 29-31, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We live in a digital [...]



Community Repair Bike Program

I’m not a great mechanic. My work doing ped/bike education and outreach with the Bike Fed doesn’t demand this of me, but I love connecting passionate people with a great experience. Last Monday I had one of those experiences at the Darbo Worthington Community Bike Repair event. Zounds of kids came out to Worthington Park [...]


Everyone Can Ride

How many barriers exist to riding a bicycle? Some feel overwhelmingly isolating, and others simply take a friend or friendly gesture by someone unknown to enjoy and meet any challenge. In my first ride with a blind stoker (the name for the individual on the back seat of a tandem bicycle), I was able to meet an international [...]


Share and Be Aware meets Bike for Life Curriculum

Black Hawk Middle School, on Madison’s north side, has been abuzz with six classes of sixth graders (roughly 11 or 12 years old) learning safe bicycling skills. The Bike for Life program brings a fleet of 30 bikes into middle school gym classes, using a modified version of a draft curriculum developed by the Bike Fed. During the [...]