Biking Toward Inclusion

From safety to social dynamics to clothing and equipment – women in biking have it different

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Here’s a list of things that Jenn Bast, who has been biking in the Chippewa Valley for almost 10 years, considers when she goes out for a ride. It’s not comprehensive, by any stretch, but it’s representative...

Bike + Bus = Best

Take the bus with your bike!

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

The Eau Claire Transit System runs a fleet of 22 buses throughout residential, medical, and retail areas in the city – and all of them are equipped with bicycle racks that hold up to two cycles.

Everything has a Purpose

a bike embellished with repurposed materials keeps people happy

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Every once in a while around Eau Claire, you might see aBa, a professor of mathematics at UWEC, riding a pretty flashy bike. aBa got his bicycle, nicknamed the “boy bike,” in 2008 when he was studying at the University of Iowa for his Ph.D.

Biking to Work: How & Why to Give It a Try

Despite the sweatiness, a two-wheeled commute is great. Here’s some locals that do it.

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Josh Rizzo

Have you ever thought about biking to work? This year, I started biking to work every day that I can, and I wanted to share a few stories of some others who bike to work, why they do it, and some tips they have for getting started.

Group Rides 101

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tired of pedaling solo? New to the game and want to get some good experience? Want to dive in to the local biking community? Try a group ride!

Marked Up & Ready to Roll

bicycle signs and traffic laws

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019

A community that bikes requires a bit of infrastructure to keep traffic moving smoothly where cyclists, pedestrians, and automobiles share space.

The Kids Are on Wheels

youth cycling program starts ‘em young

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Tori Johnson, photos by Michael Bartsch

In 2017, Eau Claire Youth Cycling’s first year, there were 16 members. Two years later they have reached their (current) maximum capacity with 90 members, 38 coaches, and a waitlist.

A Plethora of Places to Pedal

from recreational trails to commuter routes, the network of infrastructure for bicyclists is growing

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s not just your imagination: The amount of bike infrastructure in the Chippewa Valley has been steadily growing in recent years as both bicyclists and public officials have continued to push for dedicated bike trails, bike lanes, and signed bike routes in urban and rural areas.

Local Harvest Schedule

Wed. Jun. 26th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Get your food when it was meant to be gotten! Make sure you’re buying your stuff in season! Don’t know when that is? Here’s a handy chart that should last you through the summer.

HEL-YES-MET: Sacrificing looks for brains

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

So I need to buy a bike helmet, and I’m not exactly a helmet guy. I mean, I’m anti-brain injury and all that – I’m totally pro-brain. But helmets are just not for me. I know some dudes actually look good in a helmet ...

Green Day

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Max Garland

The string bean white kid // head-bangs to Green Day // in the cab of the tractor ...

March Your Way to Menomonie

Drum Corps International competition rolls into UW-Stout’s Williams Stadium

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Drum Corps International – a collection of the most prestigious marching ensembles in the world – is set to roll-step its way to Menomonie as a part of a tour of competitions around the country ...

One Giant Leap at the Library

moon landing celebrated with Lego rocket, space suit

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

It has been 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon. The Menomonie Public Library and the department of chemistry and physics at UW-Stout ...

Blooming Beauties

garden tour invites you to explore beautiful plantings

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Seven gardens on the west side of Eau Claire – several featuring breathtaking views of the city and river – will be featured in the second annual Gardens in Bloom tour on Saturday, July 13, from 9am to 4pm ...

Full Steam Ahead

expo features toy trains from around the world

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Model trains have been around since the first set made an appearance in Germany in the late 1800s. By the early 1900s, Lionel had crafted the first electric-powered model train, and by the 1950s ...

Everybody, Meet Naalia

sister/brother duo’s R&B tunes are remarkably fresh

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

From the minute you hear Aliana Sigala’s singing voice, it becomes startlingly apparent she’s a special talent. Raised on classic R&B and honed on musical theater and show choir, she ducks around notes with swiftness, power, and vulnerability. And she makes it seem easy ...

Acres of Potential

Mondovi district gets grant to help create charter school

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

With the help of a newly issued state grant, a group of Chippewa Valley parents are working with the Mondovi School District to open an innovative new school for sixth- through 12th-graders ...

Destruction & Recovery

couple’s book documents 1958 Colfax tornado

Tue. Jun. 25th, 2019  |  Kellie Williams

It was muggier than a typical day in June and storms were reported to the west in Minnesota, but on the evening of June 4, 1958, those storms transformed into an F5 tornado ...

Pablo Properties Pulls Plug on Downtown Proposal

Thu. Jun. 20th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Citing financial viability, Pablo Properties has pulled the plug on its plan to build an office building, a new children’s museum, and an innovated “container park” on two downtown Eau Claire lots ...

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