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This week was Bike to Work Week in Wisconsin and I tried to take advantage of it as much as I could. Now that winter's over I'm no longer walking the last mile and a half to work after disembarking the county bus on Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. The bike allows me more free time before work begins and I used it this week to explore the lakeshore and riverfront, besides interesting neighborhoods. It's a good way to start the day and a fun way to get to know your city.
As in other years, Milwaukee had something planned for every day of Bike to Work Week. Tuesday, before stopping at Sigma Environmental on Canal Street for a little coffee and conversation, I visited the Hank Aaron State Trail's display of really nice student art. Both painted on the walk and attached to the fence, the art with Civil Rights leanings gives the viewer something to think about as the trail winds it's way west next to the Menomonee River.
Wednesday through Friday of this week I made sure to stop at Alterra Foundry coffee house on First Street for some complimentary fresh coffee and very delicious and generous bakery. The cookie I had yesterday was at least 6" diameter and normally sells for over $2.00.
Today we visited the Waukesha Police bike auction and came away empty-handed. I estimate between 150 and 200 people were there at the beginning and the bidding seemed high. It was good to see there is still quite an interest in two wheeled transportation. Could gas prices have anything to do with it?