Wiscowood Reduces Waste while Creating Bike Themed Wood Products

We’ve been meaning to post about Wiscowood since we saw their Kickstarter campaign pop up in our inbox. They are a small Madison based company who have utilized local hacker space, Sector67, to produce bookmarks, journal covers, coasters, jewelry, and now wallets out of reclaimed wood. Each item is unique to the wood that is used and images are burned into the wood with a laser. Their website and Facebook page have lots of great photos showing the process of how they make each item. (Images below were taken from their sites.) Wiscowood launched their Kickstarter campaign with hopes to … Continue reading Wiscowood Reduces Waste while Creating Bike Themed Wood Products

Trail Building with the Capital Off Road Pathfinders

I’ll admit it, I’m not all that involved with mountain biking or off road cycling in general. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it or have interest in it. The fact is I’m fairly new to the world of off road cycling and I (sadly) don’t have a mountain bike in my stable. Not owning a mountain bike has been an excuse for me to not be involved with our local trail systems or the groups who maintain them. It took attending this year’s Bike Summit to have a light bulb go off in my head..if I’m making excuses to … Continue reading Trail Building with the Capital Off Road Pathfinders

Clips Beer & Film Tour Coming October 1st!

Rain can’t hold us back! Join us for a make-up date of New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1st at Majestic Madison! FREE entry with suggested donation of $5. Donations come with free high-five. Catch the 2014 and 2012 Clips films. Doors open at 6pm and films start at 7. The best part? $1 from every beer sold goes to the Wisconsin Bike Fed! The beers: Fat Tire, Snapshot, Ranger, Tour de Fall, and Lips of Faith Continue reading Clips Beer & Film Tour Coming October 1st!

Women & Bicycles makes Progress- Repost

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Carolyn Dvorak, La Crosse Ambassador – http://wisconsinbikefed.org/2014/08/25/women-bicycles-makes-progress/ Women & Bicycles is a new  program coordinated through the Wisconsin Bike Fed and supported by Mayo Clinic Health System, in an effort to bring more women to bicycling as riders, leaders, and advocates. We’ve reached out to our network of women and ask for volunteers to serve as Roll Models to encourage women to try riding who may not be riding for one reason or another. Women across Wisconsin are volunteering as Roll Models, offering gatherings in the formats of meetups, workshops, and group rides. In … Continue reading Women & Bicycles makes Progress- Repost