Driving “Affectionately”

  As printed in 11 August 2016 Oregon (Wisconsin) Observer We all bear responsibility for tragedies like this. On a Friday morning in August, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a motorist on Lincoln Road, southwest of Oregon. A Village of Brooklyn man has been charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle [...]

The Bike as Your Second Car

Today fifty-seven percent of American families own two or more vehicles. A recent projection suggests that that figure will fall dramatically over the next two decades to 43% . Reasons cited include increased popularity of ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft and car sharing services like Zipcar, the delay in purchasing a first car [...]

Good reasons to bike in winter

Bill Miller has been winter biking for four years. He’s lost forty pounds and gotten his cholesterol under control. But that’s not the main reason he does it. “I was in sales for years,” explained Bill, a Bike Fed member. “Lots of driving and lots of drive up windows at fast food restaurants. When I [...]