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What to expect at Ride the Drive and Bike the Barns

From the Dairyland Dare and Wright Stuff Century to Mondays Around Monona and all those Bombay Bicycle Club tours, there are so many bicycling events in and around Madison that it's remarkable how distinct one ride is from the next. To illustrate this, the Bicycle Crank has isolated two rides from the coming month for an exercise in comparison and contrast. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Who runs the Goodman Pool? (video)

Spend part of an afternoon hanging out with some of the people who keep the swimmers at Madison's Goodman Pool safe and well fed. >More
 Madison hits the lakes for Paddle to Work Day 2010

Native Americans and early French settlers used Wisconsin's waterways as important and practical avenues of transportation. On Thursday, June 17 (rain date Friday), paddlers will hop in their boats and put Dane County's waterways back to practical use as they navigate to work for the 12th annual, county-wide Paddle to Work Day. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus Rides the Drive (video)

Ben takes his bike-cam out for another spin, this time at Sunday's Ride the Drive festivities in downtown Madison. >More
 The Bicycle Crank anticipates the first 2010 Ride the Drive

The Bicycle Crank snuck up on me during the commute to work the other day, appearing in the left side-view mirror mounted on the handlebars of my trusty old Trek. "Hey!" he shouted, startling me enough to knee-jerk my toeclips off the pedals. >More
 Rutabaga makes Outside 'Top 50 Places to Work' for 2010

On a list dominated by manufacturers and firms that provide services -- as well as firms based in California (10) and Colorado (eight) -- Rutabaga stands out as one of only a few retailers and the only Wisconsin business. >More
 Madison crews gear up for inaugural Capital Lakes DragonFest

Here there be dragons. Or will be, on June 26, when dragon-boat racing comes to Lake Wingra. The inaugural Capital Lakes DragonFest puts Madison on the map among a small but growing number of cities breathing fire into the sport's recent ascent in the upper Midwest. Launched in 2002, the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival now draws scores of teams each summer. Oshkosh and Racine have debuted events of their own in recent years, the latter staging its Great Midwest Dragon Boat Festival on Lake Michigan. >More
 Henry Vilas Zoo has a bike team, cool jerseys

Another year, another bike team, another flashy jersey: This one features a polar bear on a bike, cruising along under an icycle-festooned banner that reads, Henry Vilas Zoo Cycling Team. Don't laugh. Polar bears can hit top speeds in the neighborhood of 25 miles per hour without wheels. This one is on a bike and appears to be on a mission. >More
 John Nolen rehab means short-term pain, long-term gain for Madison cyclists

Wednesday morning's announcement that the Capital City Trail would be closed between Broom and Lakeside streets starting next Monday, March 29, might at first blush sound like the worst thing in the history of local cycling. After a couple of deep breaths, however, it looks much more promising. >More
 Madison bike routes on Google Maps are a good start, need some work

Indeed, a couple quick tests of the new tool suggest this beta version is decent enough and its prospects promising if the cycling community is engaged to contribute toward its improvement. >More
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