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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Madison: Bike Commuter of the Year

From the Isthmus (Madison, WI), 06.06.08:

The Madison Bike Commuter of the Year for 2008 is Terri Felton, who bikes to work between Madison and Waunakee through sun, rain, snow, and wind through all twelve months of the year. (Read more.)
Inspiring video and article, on a woman in Wisconsin who rides year round. Excerpt from her bicycling summary: "Coldest temperature recorded: -6°." Six below!?! She certainly puts this California bike commuter to shame. (I bike everyday, but am often found on the train for a big chunk of the trip in inclement weather...he sheepishly admits.)

Visit: New Initiative to Encourage Bicycling,
Visit: Snowy Bicycle Commute, YouTube
Visit: Warmth excites bicyclists in Wisconsin, Bike Commute Tips Blog
Visit: Winter cold no obstacle to bike commuting, Bike Commute Tips Blog
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site


Cold Calling Guru Jeff Stevenson said...

Hi. Please join the Bicycle to Work! LinkedIn networking group. Members pledge that they will try to ride their bicycle to work or on an errand at least once a week. Although the benefits should be obvious, let me outline them here.

Right now people in the industrialized world are facing two very grave problems: obesity and a growing scarcity of oil. Compounding this problem is the new food shortage brought about, in part, by the conversion of food cropland to bio-fuel crop production. Most people feel powerless to help, but there is one thing that we can do. Ride our bicycles to work.

If everyone would agree to ride their bikes to work one day per week we could cut oil consumption by as much as 10-15%. No one would argue that riding a bike burns more calories than driving the car. Although popular politically right now, most bio-fuels consume more energy than they produce. We would be much better to eat those bio-crops then use our own energy to transport us around.

So spread the word. Make it a movement! Bicycle to work one day a week and do your part to cut back obesity and the overuse of oil and precious cropland.

Just go to my profile at and you can click on the group to be included. While you are there, don't forget to ask to link to my network of more than 9,000,000 like-minded professionals. I accept all invitations and look forward to meeting you.


Lance said...

Cool story - wish I could show this type of dedication to biking!