February 28, 2012

Hauling Lumber by Bike

Courtney on the Capital City Trail
The most impressive bike hauling I've seen around Madison.

February 24, 2012

Wisconsin Bike Summit 2012

Wisconsin Bike Summit Celebratory Reception

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin describes the Bike Summit as "an inspiring and informative day that brings our bicycling community together."  The summit facilitated discussion on the current status of cycling in Wisconsin and goals for continuing to make the state a great place to bike.

February 17, 2012

Why I Love My Dutch Bike

On my way home from work last week my gears stopped functioning properly. I pulled over to see about adjusting them to discover that the drive side axle nut was hanging on by a thread and was stripped. Luckily, a friend came to pick me up and my bike fits perfectly in the back of her car.  We went straight to Machinery Row, my neighborhood shop, for what I thought would be a quick fix.

February 10, 2012

A Friendly Reminder on Mariner's Trail

The scenic Mariners Trail along the Lake Michigan coast connects the cities of Two Rivers and Manitowoc, WI (see map) and is considered a great asset to both communities. I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual Friends of Mariners Trail dinner in Two Rivers. It was nice to see such a large group of people so enthusiastic about the trail and both mayors in attendance. Though I wasn't able to ride the trail due to snow drifts blocking it (trail not plowed), a presentation at the event showcased the beautiful gardens, sculptures, and access to the sandy shoreline along the path during the warmer months.  

Photo of annual dinner provided by Friends of Mariners Trail

“Just a Blur” by Jen Grady

Photo of “Dancing Cranes” sculpture provided by Friends of Mariners Trail

Walking along the trail I spotted the “Travel Friendly” sign which I thought was a nice reminder to use proper etiquette. I wouldn’t mind seeing these signs around Madison.