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Super Mega Radical: Local bike shop to hold drawing for brand new bicycle

Point Area Bicycle Service is holding a sweepstakes to give away a brand new bicycle to one lucky winner. John Pawlak, the mastermind behind PABS, is calling it the Super Mega Radical Bicycle Giveaway. You can stop by PABS (1311 … Continue reading

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Call for artists: “CycleLove – the art of the bicycle” at the Riverfront Arts Center

The Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point’s Pfiffner Park will be having a bicycle-themed art exhibit this spring. The exhibit, entitled “CycleLove – the art of the bicycle”, will be open from May 7 through June 7. RAC Director Nancy Thorsen … Continue reading

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A preview of the 2015 Bike Fun Calendar

As we slowly make our way towards spring and its prospects for Bike Fun, I want to update Poky Pedalers on planning efforts for this year’s Poky Pedals. The 2015 Bike Fun Calendar is shaping up very nicely. I may … Continue reading

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Why has the blog been so quiet recently? An update on PPSP

Regular readers have undoubtedly noticed that it has been somewhat quiet on the PPSP blog. I’ve managed to post a few Tweets, but before last week I haven’t created a new post on the blog since late October. I want … Continue reading

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Opinion: Lack of bike-friendly designation weakens UWSP claim to sustainability leadership

[Note: This post was originally written and submitted to the Stevens Point Journal on October 23 as a letter to the editor. A version appears as a column in the November 14 edition of the Stevens Point Journal, p. 8A, under … Continue reading

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Options for improving the I-39 crossing along US 10/WI 66 proposed by WI DOT; public comments being accepted

Last week, representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a public involvement meeting to discuss the I-39 interchange where it meets US 10 East and WI 66 West. This interchange, just west of Target, is the location of an … Continue reading

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Bike Fun Report: A recap of the 2014 Poky Pedals

The cool temperatures and falling leaves leave no doubt that fall has arrived. But before our thoughts turn to the winter months ahead, it is a great time to look back at the recently completed third season of Bike Fun … Continue reading

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The 2014 Wisconsin Bike Summit brought advocates together to share stories about making bicycling better

Last Friday, I attended the Wisconsin Bike Summit in Madison. This full-day event, which is organized annually by the Wisconsin Bike Fed, offers numerous presentations from people working to make bicycling better all over Wisconsin. The Bike Summit is always … Continue reading

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Opportunity tonight to discuss bike/walk access at I-39/Hwy 10 interchange

I just learned a few minutes ago that there is a public involvement meeting this evening to discuss plans for addressing operational issues with the I-39 interchange at Hwy 10 and WI 66. These issues will include discussion of bicycling and … Continue reading

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Bad weather cancels Maple Ride: First cancellation for PPSP after 32 Poky Pedals

After 32 Poky Pedals over 3 years, bad weather finally caused the cancellation of one. Missing out on Bike Fun is always sad. Yet considering our reliably unpredictable weather, that’s a pretty good track record overall. Rather than dwelling on … Continue reading

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