Leadership FDL Team Installs Bike Racks

A team of the Leadership Fond du Lac program is pleased to announce the installation of 20 bike racks along Main Street in downtown Fond du Lac, meant to encourage the use of bicycles and to promote a healthier mode of transportation.  The racks were installed on May 10, 2013 on Main Street between the blocks of Merrill Avenue and 4th Street/Western Avenue.


The project began in the fall of 2012 when members of Team Rock Solid identified a lack of designated areas to park bicycles on Main Street.  To verify their thoughts, members of the team surveyed downtown businesses to get their opinions on the matter.  After compiling the data, the results were clear and it was determined that bike racks would be a great benefit to downtown Fond du Lac.  Upon approval of the project, the team worked together to develop a design, designate locations for the racks, find a manufacturer and raise the funds to purchase the racks.  Team Rock Solid is pleased to announce that they were able to exceed their initial goal and installed 20 bike racks for the use of the Fond du Lac community for many years to come.


The design, purchase and installation of the racks was organized by Team Rock Solid members: Linda Ahrens of Aurora HealthCare, Robb Duveneck of Fond du Lac City Police Department, Ellen Mielke of Fox Valley Savings Bank, Mike Schumacher of Valders Stone & Marble Inc/Eden Stone, Megan Stahmann of Habitat for Humanity and Pam VandeBerg of Mercury Marine.


A special thank you goes out to the donors who made the purchase of the racks possible: Agnesian HealthCare, Fox Valley Savings Bank, Mercury Marine, National Exchange Bank & Trust, Sadoff Iron & Metal Company, The Commonwealth Companies and the Osterholm & Rasner Families.  Additional thanks to Chad Radtke of Radtke Design Werks for the design of the racks and to RuMar Manufacturing and Hopper’s Silk Screening & All Star Trophy for their help in the manufacturing of the racks and recognition plaques.  Lastly, thank you to the City of Fond du Lac Public Works Department for their assistance in the installation of the racks.