February 21, 2013
by Peter Herreid
Numerous Madisonians have been training all winter to race from Cable to Hayward, WI in the Birkebeiner Ski Marathon this Saturday. Many of Madison's competitive skiers also race road bikes. Spandex clothing stretches across both sports and seasons, as well. Fortunately, you don't need to race or don full-body spandex to bike or ski.
February 20, 2013
"Shelly, please!" My brother, Kevin, was pleading with his bike for most of our ride. He was having issues with the chain, which eventually snapped and fell off. Luckily, we were within a quarter mile of our destination. My bike has always been something of a workhorse, whether piled with laundry, groceries, or carrying a person perched on the rear rack. This was the first time it acted as a tow truck, though.
February 14, 2013
When biking around Madison, you likely have noticed certain streets were upgraded for bicyclists with sharrows and signed as “bike boulevards,” such as on E. Mifflin St., Main St. and Kendall Ave. A bicycle boulevard is a street with low traffic speeds and low vehicular traffic volumes where the movement of bicycles is given priority. Bike boulevards work as a good alternative to bike lanes on quieter streets, which are typically too narrow for bike lanes.