Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rodeo Re-Cap

The Bike Rodeo at Christ the Life went great!  Somewhere between 60 and 70 kids showed up to have their bikes checked over by Cyclesmith, get their helmets fit, and to learn some biking skills. 

Bob, Tim, and I represented the WBA in the "driveway", "stop sign", and "look over the shoulder" portion of the courses.  I think we all had more fun than we were expecting .  I even helped a girl take off on her own for the first time without training pedals--how awesome is that? 

Keep an eye out for pics of the event in Waukesha NOW, thanks to Chris

Bikesha Blast!

It couldn't have been a more perfect night to wind down Waukesha Bike Week! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I think everyone had a great time. Many new faces along with many "veterans". Huge thanks to Dan at Magellan's for once again hosting us with his great pizza and Ayhan of Cafe de Arts, who's always supported us and finally made his first Bikesha! Thank you to everyone who came out!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ride Of Silence

Tonight's ride was in honor of cyclists killed or injured while riding on public roads. About 50 riders came out for a slow, silent 5 mile procession around the city. The ride was preceded with some thoughtful insight by Spring City Spinner's Mark Blackman on why they started the ride here after losing their club member, Alan Belonger in an accident in 2009. Afterwards, Pastor Eric Edwards of Christ The Life Lutheran Church lead the group in prayer and Dave Burch read the Ride of Silence poem before we rolled out. It was a peaceful, sunset ride escorted by the Waukesha Police Department.  Thank you to everyone who came out and those that contributed to ride, Tim Held, Dave Burch, Pastor Eric, Mark Blackman, Spring City Spinners, Cyclesmith and the Waukesha Police.  Ride safe everyone.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bike To Work Day Recap

What a beautiful day it was to bike to work! With this weather we had a great turn out at Waukesha's 3rd annual Bike To Work Day! Over 25 people stopped by in the morning on their ride to work for some Cafe de Arts refreshments and to hang out, talk bikes and enjoy the weather a bit. Todd & Collin of Cyclesmith pumped up a few tires and kept people running smooth.  In the afternoon a few more showed up on their way home for the raffle. We gave out some great prizes from Cyclesmith, Cafe de Arts, Scott Stoll and Wheel & Sprocket.  A huge thanks to Cafe de Arts and Cyclesmith for all their help and also to ProHealth Care and Spring City Spinners for their contributions to Bike To Work Day and everyone who came out and made it worthwile!

See you all Wednesday at the Ride of Silence.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Next Bike-Weekend, Rodeo & Worship

To finish up Waukesha's Bike Week, we have a couple weekend activities planned:

Saturday, May 19: Neighborhood Bike Rodeo. 10-noon at Christ the Life Church, 3031 Summit Avenue, Waukesha. Get your kids bikes out of the garage and bring them over for bike safety checks by Cyclesmith mechanics, helmet fittings, and a kids practice area and skills course!

Sunday, May 20: Bike to Worship. If your church or congregation is planning on hosting an event, contact us and we'll make a note of it on our website and blog. If you want some ideas, send an e-mail to and we'll be in touch! The following congregations have indicated they will have activities for Bike to Worship on Sunday May 20:

Christ the Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3031 Summit Avenue, Waukesha

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 East Broadway, Waukesha.

Waukesha City Church, located in St. Mattias Episcopal Church, 111 E Main St, Waukesha

First Presbyterian Church Of Waukesha, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha

Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church, W299N5595 Grace Dr., Hartland WI 53029

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bikesha Social Next Friday!

Next Friday we'll round out the weekday events of Bike Week with Waukesha's ever popular Bikesha social ride. As in the past, Cafe de Arts will host the start of the ride and Magellan's will have the pizza at the finish. Gather at CdA between 6-7pm, we'll leave at 7:00. If you haven't done the ride, it's a great way to see the city by bike and experience the great bike ways we already have. Cost is $10 and covers the pizza! Helmets and lights are strongly encouraged.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ride Of Silence Next Wednesday

As part of Bike Week, next Wednesday we'll be hosting Waukesha's Ride of Silence. This is a nationwide event to honor cyclists killed or injured on the roads. The 5 mile silent ride will start at 7:00pm from Waukesha State Bank. Check in starts at 6:00pm and there will be a brief ceremony before the start. It will be a slow ride through the city with a police escort. The ride is free and anyone is welcome to participate. Please bring a helmet and lights to remain safe and hope to see you there.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bike To Work Day Next Monday!

Next week Waukesha Bike Week officially begins and our first event will be Bike to Work Day next Monday the 14th. Come see us on your ride in at the Farmers Market Pavillion downtown from 6-9am. You can check in for a raffle and grab a coffee and scone on your commute through town.  In the afternoon be sure to stop by Cafe de Arts between 5-7pm as we'll be raffling off door prizes from local bike shops Cyclesmith and Wheel & Sprocket. Thanks to additional sponsors Spring City Spinners and Pro Health Care. The weather should be good next week so come on out!