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Bike Fun Report: Shop & Donate by Bike

This past Saturday afternoon under clear sunny skies, Poky Pedalers shared charity-themed Bike Fun on Shop & Donate by Bike, which combined bicycling, shopping, and donating to a local nonprofit. The basic idea of Shop & Donate by Bike was … Continue reading

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This Tuesday, Village of Whiting will hold public hearing about traffic calming McDill Ave

The Village of Whiting has engaged in much recent discussion regarding the possibility of implementing traffic calming measures on McDill Ave, which is also County Highway HH. A no-cost opportunity to restripe McDill/HH is available this summer because Portage County … Continue reading

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Bike Fun with PPSP is back! Join us for Shop & Donate by Bike this Saturday

The long wait to again share Bike Fun with Poky Pedaling Stevens Point is almost over. The first Poky Pedal on the 2016 Bike Fun Calendar, Shop & Donate by Bike, is just days away. All signs point to a … Continue reading

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PABS will honor two recently departed musical icons: Bowie & Prince Tribute Party Ride is this Saturday

If you are like me, you were saddened by the news of David Bowie’s passing in January and then stunned by the death of Prince in April. Even if you weren’t a fan of their music, the influence of their … Continue reading

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Village of Whiting postpones vote on bike/ped plan, announces May 24 public hearing on McDill/HH road diet

[Update May 12: I received communication from Trustee Bill Taugner that the May 24 public hearing will take place at 5:30 PM. This is a half-hour earlier than the time I speculated in the original post. I have edited this post … Continue reading

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Shop & Donate by Bike, a charity-themed Poky Pedal, kicks off the 2016 Bike Fun Calendar

Big news! The 2016 Bike Fun Calendar has been released and is now available on the PPSP website. Between mid-May and late September, we’ll be sharing a heap of Bike Fun. This year’s Poky Pedals will provide the usual gamut … Continue reading

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Some musings on the fourth anniversary of the PPSP blog

Four years ago today, the Poky Pedaling Stevens Point blog was unveiled. My post on that day announcing its self-existence asked readers to “have patience as I figure out how to effectively inform, inspire, and amuse those interested in what’s … Continue reading

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League of American Bicyclists rep visits Stevens Point to give Bicycle Friendly Community feedback

On Wednesday, Steve Clark from the League of American Bicyclists spent the morning and early afternoon visiting with Stevens Point elected officials, city staff, and other residents regarding the bicycling environment in our city. His visit included a group ride … Continue reading

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Talk of McDill Ave road diet dominates Whiting Public Works & Parks meeting on county bike/ped plan adoption

Tuesday evening in the Village of Whiting, their Public Works & Parks Committee met to discuss the adoption of the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Whiting. However, a large amount of the conversation at the meeting focused on … Continue reading

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UWSP presentation will give historical context to modern struggles over bicycle accommodations

UW-Stevens Point is hosting a presentation this Wednesday that will discuss why most American cities are still so ill-prepared to accommodate transportation bicycling. James Longhurst, a historian of urban and environmental policy at UW-La Crosse, is the author of the … Continue reading

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