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Improving Bicycling and Walking in Fitchburg

Construction Season Starts!

Wisconsin’s other season (not winter) has started, and Bike Fitchburg wants you to know about important facility closures due to construction activity.

Badger State Trail and McKee Road
From Monday, April 27 through August, the City of Fitchburg and WisDOT will reconstruct McKee Road between Seminole Highway and Fitchrona Road. This project includes the long-anticipated bridge to carry the Badger State Trail over McKee Road. Trail users should detour around the construction area via the Military Ridge Path, Cottonwood Drive, Commerce Park Drive, and Sub-Zero Parkway. Seminole Highway users will also be squeezed into a single 11-foot-wide lane in each direction by this project and may want to access the Badger State Trail detour via the Cannonball Path. Please see the project page for more information including project and detour maps.

Fish Hatchery Road
Fitchburg is also undertaking the reconstruction of Fish Hatchery Road between Greenway Cross and Traceway Drive. This project will preserve the existing shared bus/bike/right-turn lanes and add a multi-use path on the west side of the thoroughfare, but for now, traffic is confined to a single lane in each direction, plus a center two-way left turn lane. Construction is in stage 2, with all traffic on the southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are rebuilt. Bicycle users should avoid Fish Hatchery Road except when visiting local destinations. Detour around this project using the Cannonball Path, the Cannonball-Cap City Connector, and the Capital City State Trail. Please see the project page for additional information.

Stay Well and Keep Biking

On behalf of the Bike Fitchburg Board and Leadership Team, we want to wish each of you and your families much health and safety during these challenging times in our lives. We appreciate your commitment to bicycling and this community. We continue to communicate via electronic forms and will be meeting in the near future using other technologies to stay connected.

Thank you again for your support in Fitchburg and to our group! Stay healthy and safe!

Fitchburg Reaffirmed as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community

November 21, 2019 The League of American Bicyclists today renewed the silver designation to the City of Fitchburg in the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities awards, part of its national Bicycle Friendly America program. Bicycle Friendly America recognizes states, communities, universities, and businesses for their efforts to provide safe conditions and encouragement for bicycle transportation and recreation. Fitchburg earned a bronze award in 2012 and silver in 2015.

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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!

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