Confessing my bike rage

It was fall, 2013 and I had just started my new job at the Bike Fed. I was biking into work wearing my best suit because later that morning I needed to testify at a legislative hearing on – of all things – our vulnerable users bill. As I turned into the new contra flow [...]



Everyday Adventure

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller When our phones become more essential to our daily survival than our muscles, it might be time to re-evaluate our quest for convenience. For the vast majority of human history, the satisfaction that came from a good day’s work had as much to do [...]


The Bike as Your Second Car

Today fifty-seven percent of American families own two or more vehicles. A recent projection suggests that that figure will fall dramatically over the next two decades to 43% . Reasons cited include increased popularity of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft and car sharing services like Zipcar, the delay in purchasing a first car [...]


Bicycle Edges Car to Win 2014 Commuter Challenge

Thanks to Bike Fed member Sandie Pendleton for this report on this year’s commuter challenge race in the Milwaukee area, organized by the Greater Shorewood Bikers.   Rider Ward Fowler, biking for Team Colectivo Coffee and bike commuters everywhere, beat legendary race car driver David Hobbs today, in The Great Milwaukee 2014 “Rider vs. Driver” [...]