The SPBAG is a grassroots organization of cycling enthusiasts, parents and other interested community members who want to improve the bicycling experience in Sun Prairie while increasing access to surrounding communities like Bristol, Madison, Marshall, Windsor, and more.
Our intent is to work with local and regional governments, regional and national cycling advocacy organizations and local enthusiast groups to advance the cause of bicycling.
We are currently dedicated to the following projects:
- Continue building local bicycle advocacy
This year we hope to expand our bicycle corral options and provide more support for local cyclists. We are currently working on events for National Bike Week, National Bike to Work Day and Wisconsin Bike Week. We are also working with local event promoters. We are also working on ways to improve bicycle riding within our city and when conecting Sun Prairie to other areas via bicycle.
Project leader: Nick Nigro
- Create multi-user singletrack trails in Sun Prairie
Create a un-paved, off-road multi-user singletrack trail system within Sun Prairie, a destination for mountain biking, running, snow shoeing and more.
Project leader: Chris Clinton
These are longer term projects:
- Earn Bicycle Friendly Community status for Sun Prairie
BFC recognition places Sun Prairie on a prestigious list of cycling friendly destinations where recreation, transportation alternatives and public health are improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. Click on the following link for more on The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community Award.
Project leader: Peter Dettmer
- Earn 501(3)(c) non-profit status
This status will allow our organization to participate in charitable activities and receive donations that can be used toward the improvement of cycling in our area.
Project leader: Currently Open
Update on 2015 Goals
The Sun Prairie Bicycle Advocacy Group had a successful first year. We thank you for your support which allowed us to meet these goals:
- We submitted a Bicycle Friendly Community application to the League of American Bicyclists.
The application was submitted on Aug 11, 2015 and we received valuable feedback on where Sun Prairie can improve. A copy of the application can be found here. A copy of our supplemental portfolio can be found here.
- We built a bicycle advocacy home for Sun Prairie.
This includes a Facebook group, a website and a mailing list where the Sun Prairie Bicycle Advocacy Group and members of our community can work together.
- We expanded local bicycle advocacy in Sun Prairie.
During the 2015 cycling season, the SPBAG provided bicycle parking corrals at the Strawberry Fest, provided a group ride and gathering during Wisconsin Bike Week and set up two service stations on National Bike to Work Day. We also supported numerous events in and around Sun Prairie.
- We submitted a proposal for a multi-use single track trail system in Sheehan Park.
Though that proposal was denied, we continue to work with the city on additional options for off-road bicycle riding in Sun Prairie.
You can reach us through various methods: