Author Archive | Michael Martens

Day 1: Behind the Scenes at SAGBRAW

It takes a lot of hard work and volunteers to make a bicycle tour happen. The group at BikeWisconsin has built a successful model of attracting volunteers  to help out with many of the tasks that make the tour a success. Since the tour only has a couple full time employees; over 40 volunteers are […]

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SAGBRAW update, Saturday July 31

  I rolled into Columbus High School Saturday afternoon for the start of the SAGBRAW ride. This year’s ride, in its 33rd year, starts at Columbus and loops over to Lake Michigan, over to Appleton and back down to Columbus. The towns we will be overnighting in are Colmbus, Waupun, Plymouth,  Mishicot, Appleton, and Green […]

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Northwoods cabin features contemporary design

Jay DeWitt wanted a rustic timber frame cabin on his parcel of land on Sand Lake near Cumberland, WI. But what evolved during the design process was not a rustic northwoods getaway, but a modernist dwelling with a warm and inviting feeling. The modernist cedar-and-glass structure on Sand Lake near Cumberland boasts a metal barrel […]

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“Badger Boneyards” Explores Wisconsin’s Cities of the Dead

Press Release from the Wisconsin Historical Society: The bodies are buried, but the stories are not. From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, “Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story” ($16.95, ISBN: 978-0-87020-451-7) unearths the stories of Wisconsin. Football great John Heisman is buried here, as is […]

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