Come promote biking and volunteer at the Bike Valet at the Green Living Expo at the Lunda Center at Western Technical College
Saturday October 13.
The Green Living Expo is from 11:00 – 4;00 pm
Bike Valet Volunteers can sign up for a one hour time slot at the DRBC homepage, under Get Involved
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DRBC is now listed on VolunteerMatch.org. This will give us more visibility to those searching for volunteer opportunities related to bicycling. Also, some companies have a “Dollars for Doers” program that gives employees the ability to have grant money donated to their favorite non-profit organization.
As some of you may know, by day I am a librarian, really I am. This means, in a very stereotypical way, I love reading as much as I love riding my bikes. When I can sit down in the evening after a nice long ride and read a book about bicycling pretty much all is right with my world. With that in mind I thought I would share a few of the titles I have read recently or my favorites, just in case you need something to read yourself.
The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
By David Herihy, 2010
I really enjoyed this book. It is full of the romance of the bicycle that was at its height during the Victorian period. Frank Lenz sets out on a journey to bike around the world, this book recounts what is known of his journey and the search, although belated, to find him after he disappears in the Middle East.
Winding Rivers Library System Catalog
Filed under: Advocacy, Commuting, DRBC, Education, Events, Issues, Outreach, Rides
It was another great Bike to Work Week in the Driftless Region this year. Community support and participation was up and it seemed that there were a lot more people out on their bikes than ever. With an expanded schedule this year, we worked managed tohold events in three communities and look forward to reaching out to even more next year! Read all about the great events that went on last week and find out who won the coveted Golden Helmet awards this year. Read More…
By Carolyn Dvorak
I am a new member to DRBC as well as the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. As a life-long bicyclist, I grew up in Glendale, Wisconsin in a family where it wasn’t unusual to travel to Kenosha on Tuesday nights for the bicycle races or to spend a Saturday riding the Ozaukee 64 with a group of cycling enthusiasts. My favorite bicycle tale is the summer when I was eleven; My parents took our family of seven on Amtrak with our bicycles to La Crosse, and we spent a week riding back home to Milwaukee. Bicycling has always been a favorite recreational activity for me.
Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Bike Summit in Madison. When I read that the Governor’s budget zeroed out $5 million dollars from the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Fund, I knew the most important thing I could do to help the cause was to attend the Summit. As a summit participant, I agreed to speak to a legislator. Read more