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05.30.2014 | 82 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM

But the city's modest parks budget could be taking a toll on its health

By Nathaniel Scharping
The American College of Sports Medicine recently ranked Milwaukee 32nd in its annual American Fitness Index. The index compares the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the nation in terms of personal health and community resources. Topping the list was Washington, D.C., with the Twin Cities second. Also in the top five were Portland, Ore., and Denver, Colo.The rankings are based on individual metrics...
03.24.2014 | | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Kristina Byas
When this year’s winter hit Milwaukee, it hit hard. Businesses were closed during normal operating hours due to the below zero temperatures, while snow and ice caused dangerous road conditions.One Milwaukee restaurant delivery service, Flavor Cycle, managed to brave the storm and tough it out through the bad weather, only shutting down for about two days. Staying true to their guarantee, cyclist...
03.19.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Kristina Byas
With everyone having a dream, but not always being given the opportunity to live it out, one Milwaukee nonprofit has opened a new world of possibilities for neighborhood children.From tricycles to road bikes, DreamBikes has been working to provide the central city with repair services, affordable prices and employ Milwaukee’s youth since 2010. This unique nonprofit recruits inner city youth, fr...
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Milwaukee is enjoying a bike-friendly makeover

Though the city is renowned for manufacturing motorcycles, Milwaukee also boasts an active bicycling subculture. With so many local bike clubs and group rides popping up around the city, it's not difficult to find one to suit any cycling niche. And now, as the city takes...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Anyone who has ever called Riverwest home can tell you how the East Side neighborhood generates a palpable energy that magnifies when the warm days of summer arrive. The area just west of the Milwaukee River is known throughout the city as a laid-back, affordable community that welcomes...
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008

Today @ Center Street in Riverwest - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In just a few weeks the city will be overrun by graying bikers blasting Steppenwolf and grumbling about their old ladies, but the annual Rockerbox Motorcycle Show in Riverwest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Center Street, attracts a different, more youthful kind of biker counterculture—in particular, those side-burned . . .

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