Oberstar Was Bike Champion

Jim Oberstar joined John Burke and I as we poured over maps of Madison in Oberstar’s Capitol Hill office in Washington. It was 2008 and Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minnesota) was chair of the House Transportation Committee. He had a good relationship with Trek CEO John Burke and I was Mayor of Madison at the time. [...]

Racing or Survival? Wausau 24

It’s been nearly a week since my both-footed jump back into mountain bike racing. “Racing?” Okay, well racing is like when it’s you against the other riders in the race-right? The Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) are what most people imagine when they think of mountain bike racing, but for me an endurance event is [...]

A Bike Race on the Calendar Changes Everything

Thanks to guest blogger Steve Meurett for sharing some sage perspective on racing and riding. You can read more of Steve’s thoughts from the shadows of Chatty Belle and see his great nature photography at his personal blog On The Edge . Not counting the Sweaty Yeti last March (and I should, it was a race and [...]

Race Today become a Life-long Bicyclist Tomorrow

“Whether it is led by someone in this room or not, it is going to happen.”  “It” is a mountain biking league for Wisconsin high school-aged racers.  The speaker is Matt Fritzinger, the founder of  the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).  He and NICA Associate Director Tyler Dibble led a presentation in Madison with the aim [...]