The Wisconsin Bike Fed is organizing the Wisconsin Bike Summit this Friday in Madison. This all-day event will have three parallel sessions on a variety of topics related to several aspects of bicycle advocacy. Attendees can network with folks from all over the state to learn about the bikey things that take place in other parts of America’s Dairyland.
The Wisconsin Bike Summit takes place on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. It will be held at the Best Western Inn on the Park on the Capitol Square in Madison. Continue reading
After the recent Division/Church Corridor Study presentation at the Board of Public Works this past Monday and subsequent front page articles in both the Stevens Point Journal and the Portage County Gazette reporting on this presentation, this seems to be a good time to give Poky Pedalers a status update on this project. Continue reading
This morning, the League of American Bicyclists announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities. The new list includes Stevens Point as a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community. This is Stevens Point’s first time on the list.
Stevens Point’s initial recognition as a BFC is a notable milestone. It helps us realize the value in creating policies and infrastructure that make bicycling safe, comfortable, and convenient for all citizens. It identifies our city as a vibrant place, to the financial benefit our retail establishments. It encourages graduates from our exceptional schools to remain here to start their families, which in turn encourages businesses to relocate here to take advantage of our quality workforce. It attracts tourists – and the dollars they spend – from all over Wisconsin and beyond its borders.
At next week’s Board of Public Works meeting, an update on the Division/Church Corridor Study will be presented. This presentation is expected to include a visual tour of current design alternatives.
This meeting is open to the public and is scheduled for Monday October 14 at 6PM at the Lincoln Center (1519 Water St). Continue reading
Earlier today, 12 Poky Pedalers shared great Bike Fun on the Maple Ride. We took advantage of a brisk sunny fall afternoon as we explored the west side of our urban area on a 12-mile loop looking for streets named ‘Maple’, in whole or in part.
Starting from Iverson Park, we quickly encountered our first ‘maple’ in Park Ridge, riding the length of Maplewood Dr. Continue reading
Friday 6:30 PM: The Maple Ride, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until Sunday (10/6). We will meet at 12:45 PM at Iverson Park.
The weather forecast for Saturday is, in a word, rain. Lots of rain. That’s enough about Saturday.
Sunday, on the other hand, shows a substantially improved forecast, calling for mostly sunny skies, temps in the upper 50′s, and a light wind. This sounds like a classic brisk fall day that should be excellent for the Maple Ride. Continue reading
[Update Friday 10/4 6:30 PM: The Maple Ride was originally scheduled for Saturday. Because of a forecast for heavy rain, it has been postponed until Sunday, which has a forecast for mostly sunny skies. This post has been updated to reflect the postponement to Sunday.]
The upcoming weekend provides the final opportunity in 2013 to share Bike Fun with PPSP. The annual Maple Ride is scheduled for Sunday October 6 at 12:45 PM. Poky Pedalers will meet in Iverson Park in the north parking lot near the slide set.
From there, we’ll head off on a 13 mile loop on calm streets and non-motorized paths. In contrast to last year when we rode east, this year we will head west seeking out streets named ‘Maple’, either in whole or in part. Continue reading
On October 1, both the Rural and Urban Steering Committees of the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project met. The project consultants from Toole Design Group were not present. Instead, Jeff Schuler and Sarah Wallace from the Portage County Planning and Zoning Department led the discussions and shared relevant content of recent conversations they have had with the consultants. Continue reading
The next meetings of the Urban and Rural Steering Committees for the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Project will both take place on Tuesday October 1 in Conference Room 5 of the Portage County Annex Building (1462 Strongs Ave).
The Rural Steering Committee will meet from 2 – 3:30 PM and the Urban Steering Committee will meet from 4 – 5:30 PM. These meetings are both open to the general public. Continue reading
A free, fun, community building event for both children and adults takes place in Stevens Point next weekend. On Sunday September 29, Ciclovia WI returns for its second year. Hours for the event are from 11AM to 3PM.
Ciclovia WI is modelled after numerous similar “open streets” events across the country and around the world. The concept is as simple as this: allocate a loop of public streets for a few hours to create a linear park for the community to enjoy. Continue reading