Bicycling

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Get a free 30-day Bublr Bikes pass

Published June 1, 2020

Thanks to a grant from the Anonymous Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation residents of Milwaukee County Residents can get a free 30-day Bublr Bikes pass throughout the month of June.

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15 sensational shots of Saturday's Santa Cycle Rampage

Published Dec. 3, 2017

A sea of Santas, reindeer, Grinches, elves and even a Joseph with a very pregnant Mary, along with a mass of bicycles, invaded Wauwautosa's downtown district on Saturday morning for the Wisconsin Bike Federation's Santa Cycle Rampage.

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Help finally bring Bublr Bikes to Riverwest

Published Oct. 9, 2017

Bublr Bikes has 61 locations throughout the city of Milwaukee - and somehow not one of them is in the bike-happy neighborhood of Riverwest. Now Bublr wants your help in changing that and bringing some bikes to the block.

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Schlitz Park named a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Business

Published Dec. 10, 2015

The League of American Bicyclists named Schlitz Park today a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). The national award program recognizes businesses for their efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees, customers and the community.

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Santa Cycle Rampage goes from free to fee

Published Nov. 2, 2015

The Santa Cycle Rampage has been bringing joy via nearly 700 Santas, Mrs. Clauses, elves, Krampuses (and even a Menorah or two) to Milwaukee for 15 years, but while this ride has become as traditional as a Bing Crosby classic, this year the format is evolving. If you want to participate, you'll be expected to pay.

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Flipping out: Nine questions for Nitro Circus' Josh Sheehan

Published Oct. 20, 2015

For some, flying off a ramp and flipping dozens of feet into the air on a motorcycle might sound like a nightmare. For Josh Sheehan, growing up watching old Crusty Demons FMX (freestyle motocross) movies in the small Australian town of Donnybrook, it's a dream. And now it's his dream job, flinging himself through the air with Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus extreme sport stunt collective, coming to the BMO Harris Bradley Center Thursday night.

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The lock up: 3 steps for securing your bike and foiling thieves

Published July 21, 2014

The strongest protection you have against bike theft is the perceived difficulty of what it would take to actually acquire your bike. Every lock can be cut, but in a row of bikes, you want to make sure yours looks the most annoying to acquire.

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Rain doesn't stop hopeful Riverwest24 riders

Published May 1, 2014

Despite the rain and chilly temperatures, hundreds of people showed up at Garden Park on Locust Street hours in advance to sign up for the seventh annual Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike race that draws thousands of people from around the country to the Riverwest neighborhood.

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Pro bicycling's annual stop in Shorewood

Published June 21, 2013

Shorewood residents have become accustomed to the annual intrusion of pro bicyclists on their tree-shaded streets, but for some the high-level criterium racing in the Tour of America's Dairyland remains a mystery.

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Take a spin through Milwaukee on two wheels

Published Jan. 6, 2011

Getting around by bike in Milwaukee is a pretty efficient means of transportation, but those who live on the other side of town or don't own a bicycle don't often get the opportunity to take advantage of the city's cycle-friendly amenities. Luckily for them, a number of local bike shops offer affordable rental options for people looking to get some fresh air and take advantage of a sightseeing trip by bike.

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Five great bike trails within 60 minutes of downtown

Published Aug. 3, 2004

Milwaukee and its environs offer a plethora of paths, trails and streets for biking. In addition to the 96-mile Oak Leaf Trail encircling Milwaukee County, here are five great rides that start within an hour of the city center.