True Love

Bicycles are one of my true loves, along with my family, pork, pickled anything and vintage clothing (not necessarily in that order). I am also a fan of the Cyclechic movement, which seeks to use images of happy, attractive people riding practical bicycles in regular clothes in urban environments to promote cycling to the masses. [...]


Making Paw Prints

Winter has finally arrived in southeastern Wisconsin, which gives me the chance to ride my Schlick Northpaw in its native habitat.  On Saturday I got out for a 3 hour ride on the Wauwatosa mountain bike trails, and again on Sunday for a shorter ride with some other fatties. It had snowed Thursday, and with [...]


Jack Zabrowski, New Guest Blogger from La Crosse

The Bike Fed is happy to introduce a new guest blogger from La Crosse- Jack Zabrowski, the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator of La Crosse County. Jack wrote the previous post and will be keeping us informed of all the great things going on in the Driftless region. If you would like to share news from your part [...]


City of La Crosse embraces parkland

Thank you to the City of La Crosse Common council who voted unanimously Thursday evening to designate a 160 acre city property, part of La Crosse’s Blufflands, to forever be a park and not developed. 4,500 supporters signatures 1,100 Facebook Supporters  100+ in attendance A special thanks you to; Tim Keneipp for drafting and distrubuting the petition, Michelle Jerome for [...]


What a difference a day makes

The two photos below were taken 24 hours apart. It was sunny and 55 degrees Wednesday afternoon, so I left the office a little early and took the really, really long way home, which added about 41 miles to my typical 3.3 mile commute. Yesterday’s commute home in our first real snow storm was a [...]