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Spot’s Parking Lot

Guest post by Brown, La Crosse resident and author of "Spot's Parking Lot" I have great admiration for the determined and courageous individuals who make their commutes and other trips by bike in all types of weather (like Mike) and on all types of roads (where legal, at least). I'm afraid, though, that I fall into more of the fair-weather,…
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Wheel Fever

Guest post by James Longhurst An Elliott Hickory -- 1891-1893 -- hickory rims and spokes, from the La Crosse County Historical Society collection.   There’s a bicycle renaissance in America right now, featuring bike share programs in major cities, more bike lanes, increasing numbers of commuters, and new advocacy groups injecting much-needed energy into long-established discussions of bicycles and their…
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Logging Miles for the National Bike Challenge

The National Bike Challenge needs your miles. Commuting or even better, join your local peloton (your friends and neighbors who you love to ride with) and log some fun miles to the local park, trail ride or if you are me, my amazing local brewery. The National Bike Challenge pits all the states in the US against each other in a challenge to ride the…
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Why, as a motorist, I want more people to ride bikes.

If someone is on a bike, they are not in a car adding to the traffic around me. Bikes don't use parking lots, more parking stalls available for me to park my car. Less demand for gas allows prices to come down. Bikes don't cause as much wear and tear on the roads making them last longer. Bike lanes and…
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