The Roads Are Getting Less Safe, and More People Who Choose to Ride Bicycles Are Getting Killed

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle.  For many years there was a nationwide trend that showed a decline in the number of people killed whilst riding bicycles.  That trend has changed. Likely due to distracted driving/phone use behind the wheel.

According to a 2017 Governors Council Study, bicyclist fatalities are up 12.2% nationwide.  The same study notes that since 2011, an average of 55 ADDITIONAL people on bicycles have died annually on U.S. roads.

Wisconsin DOT data August 2017 shows 3 people were killed so far this year while riding.  Lat year 27 people who were walking or jogging were killed the entire year and this year in August we are already at 41.

Griessmeyer Law is Awesome and 1 of Only 8 Wisconsin Businesses to Achieve Gold Status for Bicycle Friendliness

This month, the League of American Bicyclists awarded Griessmeyer Law with a gold rating.

This is a great honor shared with Smith's cycling in La Crosse, Bendy Works Madison, Planet Bike Madison, Bike Fed of WI, Brewery Works Milwaukee, Kimberly Clark Neenah and Trek Bicycles Waterloo.

Here is a link to all bicycle friendly business in the U.S. 

Great advice! - cycle one once a day to stay healthy!

Etsy shop with stickers and shirts... "Ride Bikes Drink Beer Get Awesome"

2017 Bellelville, Wisconsin Bike Race August 12, 2017

Hello Racers,

This year's Belleville bike race is Sat., Aug. 12. Again, we'll start in Sugar River Park, the site of the 2017 Belleville Community Picnic. This year we will trial a separate start for those registering for the 11-mile race/ride. We'll let the 21-mile participants go out first and then, 3 minutes later, will send out the rest.

The funds raised from this race go to the Belleville Community Club, which sponsors high school senior scholarships and local youth organizations, raises funds for and participates in community improvement projects, and organizes the annual community picnic.

As always, awards after the race will be at noon in Sugar River Park and will feature the usual fabulous array of gifts and donations (thanks to Mary & Dale Funseth for their efforts).

Video from 2014 Race