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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 76.0° F  Mostly Cloudy
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Ride for Climate breezes into Madison with global warning

David Kroodsma and Bill Bradlee are 48 days into their bicycle tour across the United States. If such undertakings are not yet commonplace, neither are they rare. What makes this two-wheeled trans-continental traverse distinctive is the cause to which it is devoted. >More
 Yahara Waterways water-trail guide makes a splash

Documenting a trail that extends from Cherokee Marsh to the south end of Lake Kegonsa -- around the perimeters of lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra and Waubesa by way of the Yahara River and Upper and Lower Mud Lakes -- the new guide is a spectacular compendium of maps keyed to extensive explanations of the watershed's natural, historical and social features. >More
 Lake lover's companion

After a paddle, an emergency whistle and a personal flotation device, Yahara Waterways may be the next most essential accessory you stow aboard your ship when launching on local lakes. The 44-page water-trail guide to Dane County waters makes its formal debut this week, in conjunction with the 13th annual Take a Stake in the Lakes celebration. >More
 A grand opening for the Yahara Ped-Bike corridor

The Yahara River Parkway takes a great leap forward as its pedestrian-bicycle corridor comes online this month. Paddling upriver from Lake Monona last weekend afforded me a water-level perspective on its new East Washington underpass. >More
 UW's online Lakeshore Preserve map named best for 2007

How impressive is the interactive Web site for the UW-Madison's Lakeshore Nature Preserve? Well, here's one measure. >More
 Reaching for college Ultimate's ultimate

Decline, recovery and redemption. That's the classical comedic template, and the pattern for all the best sports stories. It's also the path the UW-Madison women's Ultimate team has followed for the last five years. >More
 Hot Wheels on Willy

The 20th annual Dave Kagy Memorial Wheels on Willy Criterium reached its competitive apex late Sunday afternoon, as the USCF Pro and Category 1/2/3 bike race unfolded on Madison's east isthmus. >More
 MadVelocity gathers momentum

An emerging online resource for local cyclists and multisport enthusiasts named MadVelocity is showing early potential. >More
 Working the legs on the Sugar River State Trail

Unlike the Military Ridge and Glacial Drumlin trails, which we hit last Sunday and the Sunday before that, respectively, the Sugar River trail lies entirely outside Dane County. We drove half an hour to the trailhead in garishly Swiss-themed New Glarus. >More
 Narrow margins and big gaps at the Meriter Nurses Run

Last night's 21st annual Meriter Nurses Run was a study in contrasts in terms of results, with wide margins of victory for the winners of the women's 5- and 10-kilometer races and tight finishes on the men's side at both distances. >More
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