Wisconsin Wins the National Bike Challenge

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    Oct 04, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    We did it! Wisconsin won the National Bike Challenge, beating both Vermont and Nebraska this year! Can't wait until May 1, 2015 for the start of the 2015 National Bike Challenge. Collectively, nearly 50,000 riders rode 23 million miles this year from May 1-September 30. Our own Fox Cities Cycling Association (FCCA) also was 1st among local bike challenges. This great effort on the part of all riders in Wisconsin is helping convince our legislaters the importance of having good biking infrastructure because the number of people riding bikes here has increased significantly over the last few years.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 04, 2014 1:09 PM GMT

    This is awesome news from the beautiful state of Wisconsin. Keep up the great work on the bike challenges and keep up the intense political pressure on Governor Scott Walker to develop alternate modes of transportation throughout Wisconsin rather than squandering valuable tax dollars on more new roads and interstate highways.icon_biggrin.gif
  • OHCanon

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    Oct 04, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    Congrats to Wisconsin. Embarrassed to say that I hadn't heard of the competition (guess that says something about me or the state icon_smile.gif) but will be on the look out for next year's start.
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    Oct 06, 2014 8:08 PM GMT
    Oh pschau! OUR city has bike lanes all over the place. Do come and try them out...if you have suicidal thoughts. The supercilious transportation department has managed to put the vast majority of the bike lanes on THE MOST DANGEROUS streets in the city. (The only time they are safely usable is between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.!) It is quite possible to have safe bike routes around, which thanks to Google maps, one can plan on one's own. And these idiots are looking for kudos for their progressiveness! Right! (My city also cuts down beautiful, mature shade trees because the homeless are seeking shelter under them in 105-degree heat to "solve" the homeless problem.) Go figure!