Small grants program for biking focuses on equity
The JUST Bikes Coalition
has announced a program to provide small
grants, up to $2500, for projects to advance transportation freedom and
address inequities by improving bicycling at the neighborhood scale.
Grants can be made for planning, events, infrastructure, community
organizing, and other projects that lift underserved neighborhoods by
improving bicycle transportation and recreation. Bike Fitchburg serves
as the financial agent for the program.
More information on the program may be found here
. Applications may
be made until all funds are awarded. Initial awards will be made soon
after May 17. Please share this announcement with all who may be
interested. (Photo by Mark Renner)
Help Maintain Our Mountain Bike Trails
With so much use last year, both Qarry Ridge and Seminole trails need attention. Come help at either the Seminole Trails Work Day on June 5.
Byrne Road Closed for Construction
Byrne Road in Fitchburg will be open to local traffic only between S Syene Rd and CTH MM, and completely closed at the US 14 bridge, from March 17 through June 18 (and perhaps longer, due to weather conditions). This closure is to allow WisDOT to replace the northbound US 14 bridge.
The nearest parallel routes are Irish Lane to the north and CTH M to the south, both connecting CTH MM to Caine Rd.
2020 Bicycle Equity Study
Penn State’s Physical Activity and Public Laboratory has conducted a National Study in order to understand the role advocacy organizations play in creating equitable bicycle programs and opportunities for underrepresented populations (racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, youth, low-income, women). The results shared describe the barriers coalitions see when attempting to reach underrepresented populations, as well as the desirable tools coalitions would like to see when attempting to target underrepresented populations.
To see the pdf of the survey click here
To learn more about the project, please visit the study website here
Want To Help Make Biking Better in Fitchburg?
Bike Fitchburg is seeking some motivated leaders to serve on the Board, Advisory
Board, and/or help in other ways.
Bike Fitchburg’s mission is to help make all forms of bicycling easier, safer, and fun.
Our mission is to keep connectivity alive between neighborhoods and other areas.We are looking for cycling enthusiasts who have leadership/Board experience, knowledge of governance, bylaws, sporting and other events, and nonprofit operations. This type of experience is helpful, but not mandatory.
If you are not interested and there are others you know, feel free to send Tony their
names or contact information.
Email Tony at email@example.com
Read more Here.
Who is Bike Fitchburg?
As the local education group for bicycling and walking in Fitchburg, Wisconsin,
Bike Fitchburg works with the mayor, council, and city staff to make bicycling of all kinds easier, safer, and more fun. It also educates people who bicycle and the general public on bicycle matters and serves as an information clearinghouse and central hub for all to discuss/debate their beliefs of what makes better bicycling and where and what kind of infrastructure improvements are needed. Bike Fitchburg is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization governed by a board of directors. Everyone who lives, works, or rides a bicycle in Fitchburg is invited to add their voices to ours to advance our shared mission.
Bike Fitchburg, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. There are currently no dues or memberships. Our small budget is funded by donations year around and by registrations for our signature ride, "Pick Me Up @ the Border" each fall. You are encouraged to participate by:
• Following our social media feeds
• Answering action alerts to help guide city policy and investment
• Attending our classes and events
• Volunteering to help with the above
We share information through social media. The links are on the right-hand side of this page. Contact us if you have a question or comment, or just post it to our Facebook group or instagram page!
Read more on the about us page.