This website is the home of Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. You’ll find here the schedule of Poky Pedals and a little about the Bike Fun you’ll enjoy on each ride. Explore the menu bar above to learn more.
On the blog pages, I will share lots of bikey stuff. Much will be specific to Stevens Point, some will report on past Poky Pedals, some will share other Bike Fun I encounter on my own, and some will cover other topics that Poky Pedalers are likely to be interested in.
Who am I? My name is Bob Fisch, and I’m the Chief Bike Fun Officer of Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. As such, you can expect the blog to talk a lot about Bike Fun.
You’ll also discover there is a serious side to Bike Fun. Bike Fun thrives when our streets become safer for Poky Pedalers, when our traffic infrastructure provides quality facilities for people who choose a bicycle for transportation, and when our community understands that bicycles are a normal way to get from A to B.
So I’ll also use the blog pages to share what other places around Wisconsin, around the US, and around the world are doing to improve their bicycle infrastructure. You’ll read bicycle news with local, state, national, and international scope. I’ll provide links to blog posts from others working to improve their traffic environment for people on bicycles. All this will help illustrate what is possible to improve the Stevens Point area’s bicycle infrastructure and will encourage us to ask ourselves, “Why not here?”
Of course, you are welcome to read as much or as little of all this as you please. I’ll create some blog categories to help you find the posts of most interest to you. You can find these category pages at the top of the sidebar to the right.
The sidebar also contains the most recent Tweets from my Twitter feed. This is a place I can share bikey stuff – from either myself or others – that I don’t feel merits a blog entry. Clicking on the Tweets heading will take you to my Twitter feed – no signup is necessary to read what I’ve Tweeted. I encourage you to follow my Twitter feed and engage in that form of conversation.
For those who want Stevens Point to follow the lead of other cities that are creating their own safe, comfortable, and convenient bicycle transportation network, I encourage you to click the Speak Your Poky link on the menu bar above. The information there will keep you informed about current projects affecting our traffic environment. I will let you know about opportunities to express your opinions to project staff and elected leaders regarding the bicycle infrastructure you want to see built.
I certainly want to hear from readers with constructive comments. I encourage you to e-mail any questions and comments to me using the form at the bottom of each blog post or on the Contact page. If I feel what you have to say is worth sharing, I’ll copy it into a future post.
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to sharing Bike Fun with you.