Complete Streets Still in Play

  After a month of delays the state budget is moving again. Yesterday the Joint Finance Committee completed its work on the 2015-2017 spending plan. Thanks so much to all our members who contacted the committee and their own legislators since the budget was introduced back in February. We scored some victories: We beat the [...]



Connect 53212: An Invisible City

There is a cloak that hangs over our city, pinned down at the seams on the corners where Interstate 43, Capitol, Humboldt, and Water Street meet.  It is speckled, like dirt, by scattered trash and the altering colors of cars zooming past, colored grey from exhausts and dark looming potholes we call streets. The cloak [...]


Vote Delayed, Bike Tax Proposed

  Yesterday, the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee tossed us a couple of curve balls. First, they postponed the scheduled vote on Complete Streets and TAP from this Thursday until sometime next week. Second, they’ve introduced a new wrinkle into the debate: a tax on bikes. What’s being proposed is a one time $25 registration fee, [...]


“Fed Up With Winter” a Great Success!

On Sunday April 12th, we held our first Fed Up With Winter indoor cycling fundraiser. It was a blast! Riders cycled indoors on trainers and stationary bikes at Paceline Indoor Cycling, Speed Cycling, and Wisconsin Indoor Cycling. They joined the Bike Fed, and took their chances in the raffle of a CycleOps PowerBeam Pro trainer, generously donated by Saris. Speaking of which … drum roll [...]