Bike

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UPAF Ride for the Arts: June 2

Published May 30, 2019

Roll on over to the Summerfest grounds for the UPAF Ride for the Arts this weekend. Ride your bike with UPAF to support our region's world class performing arts organizations.

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Get your OnMilwaukee Bublr on

Published June 16, 2016

From the very beginning, OnMilwaukee's been an advocate for bike sharing in greater Milwaukee. And today, we're super excited to jump on board in a new capacity. Yes, people, you can now ride your very own OnMilwaukee Bublr bike. So hop on!

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Lake Express collects bikes in exchange for ferry tickets

Published April 20, 2016

Last year, Lake Express - the ferry that runs between Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich. - collected over 700 donated bicycles in exchange for tickets on the ferry. This Friday, they'll be at it again, accepting used bike donations for trips across the lake.

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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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Milwaukee Bike Polo makes GQ

Published Jan. 23, 2014

Former Milwaukeeans Brian Dillman and Eric Kremin were featured in GQ this month for their tenacity in the sport of bike polo. In 2010, with the help of their original teammate Joe Burge, the team took the World Championships. In 2012 they took the North American Championship, and in 2013, after a move to San Francisco and the acquisition of new teammate Joey Halverson, they took both.

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The Fyxation Quiver: The first and last bike you'll ever need

Published May 3, 2013

The frame starts out as one would expect, with 4130 chromoly tubing in "a traditional double triangle design with a horizontal top tube, aero profile fork and horizontal dropouts to easily accommodate a singlespeed, fixed, or internal gear hub." But here is where it gets interesting. "The Quiver also ships with our proprietary derailleur hanger and removable cable stops so it can be built up as a geared road bike with front and rear derailleurs."

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Coast In Bikes cruises into Walker's Point

Published April 28, 2013

Although it seemed like Walker's Point should already have a place to buy and repair bicycles, it didn't - until this week. Carolyn Weber and Tristan Klein quietly opened Coast In Bikes at 700 S. 5th St. in the Bucketworks building. They plan to have a grand opening celebration on June 1.

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Fyxation opens the cycling season with a bicycle give-away

Published March 16, 2012

It's still the middle of March, but it's quite obvious the cycling season has begun regardless. To celebrate, Fyxation has teamed up with Milwaukee Bicycle Company (Ben's Cycle) and photographer Peter DiAntoni of COG Magazine (also based out of Milwaukee) to help promote their new contest by giving away a brand new State Bicycle Co. fixed gear bicycle, equipped with Fyxation components. All you have to do is Like their Facebook page.

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WisDOT denies Hoan Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path

Published Dec. 16, 2011

Earlier this year there was much debate on whether or not the Wisconsin Department of Transportation should consider redeveloping the Hoan Bridge to include a bicycle and pedestrian path while redecking the surface. After an extended feasibility study, which took into account cost, traffic impact, and engineering possibilities, WisDOT released news today that the project is dead.

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The final days: Will the Hoan Bridge redevelopment include a multi-use path?

Published Oct. 17, 2011

The days of waiting for a decision on whether or not to include a bicycle and pedestrian path on the Hoan Bridge are nearing an end. In an effort to display the inadequate connector between the north and south portions of the downtown Milwaukee Oak Leaf Trail, Senator Chris Larson and Representative John Richards invited members of the Department of Tranportation to meet with a group of cyclists at the Humboldt Park Pavilion.

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Crank Daddy's reopens in beautiful new showroom just up the block

Published April 13, 2011

I peeked into the recently relocated Crank Daddy's bike shop and was really impressed with the new digs. Formerly located just a block away at 2108 N. Farwell Ave., the new spot is open for business in a beautiful new showroom at 2170 N. Prospect Ave. Giant windows, covered bike parking and patio seating really gave the place an inviting feel that you should check out.

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Beat the snow by bicycle

Published Feb. 2, 2011

I pulled my ride out of the snowbank, shook it off and pushed it to the street. I was going to ride my bike to work no matter what!

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Triplett talks custom bikes at Milwaukee Bicycle Co.

Published June 11, 2009

More than 80 years ago Ben Hanoski opened the doors to Ben's Cycle on Milwaukee's South Side. It was later passed down to his son Larry, and then passed down to his son and current owner, Vince. A few years ago Ben's started making custom frames under the name The Milwaukee Bicycle Company.