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Barney is a Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot who loves to go on bike rides in his “Fun Cage” As of August of 2015 he has ridden more than 8000 miles on his bicycle in the New Berlin / Waukesha area.Β  If you see him while you are riding or walking, say “Hi”.Β  He is always happy to meet new people. Β 

See what he has been doing in the posts below.Β  If you would like updates “Like” Barney on his Facebook page

Barney the Biking Bird added 3 new photos.

Barney would like to introduce you to Nero, an African Grey Parrot and his humans Klaas and Sophie https://www.facebook.com/Klaasopdebeeck A few years ago they came across our facebook page while looking for parrot info. They liked the concept of biking with a parrot, so he set up his bike to accomplish that. Klass and Sophie live in Gent Belgium and the photos are from a vacation they took in the Netherlands. Good job taking Nero along! Klass is an artist

Posted 4 days, 1 hour ago

Teri-Anne EulbergI don't ride a bike but I take my three parrots out (they take turns) in their birdie backpack. They love it πŸ’•4 days, 1 hour ago

Sherry HamiltonHi Barney,It's Dunkin & Sherry. welcome Nero, we will look forward to seeing your posts and hearing your stories4 days ago

Mitch LewisOMG! Herb and Barney are now influencing world affairs.4 days, 1 hour ago

Barney saw many interesting things on his camping trip. The last item is so rare that it is not even listed in the park's birding list! We also saw a Bald Eagle soaring along the shore near the kayak launch site, it was too high to get a good picture so is not included but was a thrill to see. We had a wonderful time on the trails, and will do a trail video in the coming weeks.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Barney the Biking BirdHi Barbara Schneider, thanks for the visit and your comment. You don't think we were too hard on the Segway folks do you, they look so out of place.2 weeks, 6 days ago

Sherry HamiltonLooks like you had a ball.We love your pictures,videos,and stories2 weeks, 6 days ago

Gayle Alley-wellsLove it Barney glad you had a good time2 weeks, 6 days ago

Windy WendyBeautiful place.2 weeks, 6 days ago

Barbara SchneiderAawww love ya Barney and your pedalpusher too!!!3 weeks ago

This past week Barney went on his first ever camping trip. We went tent camping at Peninsula Park in Door County Wisconsin. We met lots of new friends and shared lots of smiles and laughter with young and old. Barney was a very "Happy Camper" Thanks to all who came up to us to say "Hi" we enjoyed meeting you all. More photos and videos to come.

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Carrie StonerOh man I missed you again! 😟 We were up there and biked around peninsula on Wednesday. (I also volunteer at CARE and know I missed your visit there as well).3 weeks, 6 days ago

Sherry HamiltonHi Barney, sounds like you had fun camping.Dunkin has never been camping.We love following you.Have a fun summer3 weeks, 6 days ago

Barbara SchneiderWOW Barney your one busy bird. That must have been some tasty corn3 weeks, 6 days ago

Suzanne Brousseauyes they do love the little ends of corn on the cob3 weeks, 6 days ago

Sorreyya Urkanliyum yum looks like Barney got great deal camping lol you do the work he gets to chow down lol3 weeks, 6 days ago

Barney at the 2016 UPAF Ride for the Arts. Hope you had as much fun as we did. Barney likes Bango's color scheme.

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sherry HamiltonHi Barney, have a great 4th of July weekend.πŸŽΊπŸŽΊπŸ“―πŸ—½πŸ—½βœŒπŸ‘πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰1 month, 3 weeks ago

Windy WendyHello Barney1 month, 3 weeks ago

Barney the Biking Bird added 3 new photos.

Barney the CAMPING Bird???? Here is a picture of Barney in his newly arrived travel cage, we are going to try tent camping for 2 days in Peninsula Park in Door County Wisconsin the last week of July. How do you think it will go? Also sorry for the delay in posting video from this years UPAF Ride for the Arts, I have been swamped lately. Lastly here is a picture of the summer solstice sunset from earlier this week, always a bit sad to see the longest day pass, but still months on nice biking weather coming up.

Posted 2 months ago

Mindy ScheuersTook my Amazon camping up north. She loved it! Just had to rig a tarp to keep her out of eyesight of the hawks. Kept a really close eye on her. She loved laughing at the chipmunks trying to sneak up and get her food. She was purposely throwing it on the ground for them :D2 months ago

Eileen C BarczakEnjoyed meeting Barney at a rock & roll event last Saturday in Waukesha. He's a cutie!!2 months ago

Mary Jean SheetzWe camp with our cockatiel Peaches!!!!2 months ago

Mary Ann KiepczynskiGood luck & happy camping, Barney!2 months ago

Sherry HamiltonLove u Barney.We like the new travel cage2 months ago

Join Barney on June 5th in supporting the performing arts in Southeast Wisconsin by registering or pledging for the 2016 UPAF Ride for the Arts sponsored by Miller Lite. You may register in person at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee located at 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave from 10:00 to 2:00 Saturday June 4th 2016. For details, or to register on line til 2:00 June 4th please visit https://events.upaf.org/ride Barney will be doing the 25 mile Hoan Bridge route. There are ride lengths for any ability from the 10 mile Family Route to a 45 and 70 mile route for those of you up to the challenge. This is the 35th annual ride, and the 2nd time that Barney has ridden. Debbie and I have done 9 rides, last year it was a bit too cool for Barney but we still had fun joining the thousands of UPAF supporters and volunteers on the ride.

Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Nancy Nergard ThompsonIt was good to see you today, Barney!2 months, 3 weeks ago

On May 30 2016 Barney reached 10,000 Miles on his bike. This means that we have spent about 1000 hours enjoying the people we have met and the wonderful times we have had being outside together. I know it has been a lot of fun for Barney and I. I think it has been a mixture of surprising, amusing, and perhaps just a little unusual for the folks who have seen us over the last 3 plus years and 10000 miles. We wish we could record some of the looks we get. We are also very surprised at the number of people who talk about parrots :)

Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Gracie Hernandez-EngstrandBummer! So sorry I missed seeing Barney! Was there at parade... Hope you enjoyed the day with Barney.2 months, 3 weeks ago

Jackie Kimber GuenetteHe is so cool!! I think what you are doing is very awesome and Barney looks like he is enjoying the ride!!2 months, 3 weeks ago

BenPam JohnsonHe's looking into camera☺2 months, 3 weeks ago

Eileen ByrneHe looks tired to me ! X2 months, 3 weeks ago

Sherry HamiltonHi Barney2 months, 3 weeks ago

Michele JonesWoooHoo!!! Go Barney!!!2 months, 3 weeks ago

Gary FranceschiniWell done Barney & Co.2 months, 3 weeks ago

Annie HassingerYou and Barney are such an inspiration, just keep it going!2 months, 3 weeks ago

Sorreyya Urkanlilol Barney does not have say it he looks like omg this so boring lol yawn and sleepy eyes big hint lol2 months, 3 weeks ago

Ginny RunyanWhat a great life you have Barney!!!!2 months, 3 weeks ago

Two years ago Barney and I met Team Phoenix 2014, since then we have met them each year and this year Team Phoenix 2016 invited us to get to know this years team. Please read, view, and share to learn about these remarkable woman and volunteers. Barney's friend Mitch had the following to share. Team Phoenix is a community that helps cancer survivors regain control of their lives. Cancer survivors typically experience chronic fatigue as an after effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. We help them overcome this fatigue through athletic training. Each year, we recruit a team of several dozen women to undergo a 14 week triathlon training program. Since 2011, 127 women have successfully completed their first sprint triathlon, which consists of a 1/2 mile swim, 14 mile bike ride and 5K run. Research has shown that survivors who are physically fit have the lowest risk of their cancer recurring. But even more importantly, Team Phoenix's main goal is to help women "re-define" themselves - as athletes instead of cancer survivors. Team Phoenix's head coach is Lauren Jensen, a nationally ranked triathlete who is also the head coach of TriFaster, a professional triathlon training company. Lauren also designed the Team Phoenix training program. In addition to Lauren and other coaches from TriFaster, Team Phoenix athletes are supported by dozens of volunteers. Many of these volunteers are Team Phoenix "alumni", who completed their first triathlon in a previous year's program, and are eager to give back to the current year's athletes. There's also a number of non-alumni volunteers who are passionate about doing triathlons, and want to share their enthusiasm and experience with newcomers. Something that makes the Team Phoenix program truly unique is the support of the medical team. This includes Dr. Judy Tjoe, a breast cancer surgeon and founder of Team Phoenix, and Dr. Mike Mullane, a medical oncologist whose wife, Heidi, completed her first triathlon with Team Phoenix in 2013. The medical team also includes more than a dozen physical therapists, who are lead by Leslie Waltke, a nationally recognized expert on physical effects of breast cancer treatment. Members of the medical team are present at every practice during the 14 week program, to ensure that the physical training does not compromise the athletes' health in any way. As a non-alumni volunteer, the thing I enjoy most about Team Phoenix is sharing the participants' joy. These ladies have all been given a new lease on life. Watching them overcome their doubts and fears to recognize that they really have it within themselves to be triathletes is an incredibly gratifying experience.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Sherry HamiltonKeep up the good work Barney.Love you3 months, 1 week ago

Mitch LewisAwesome video - thanks again!3 months, 1 week ago

Windy WendyIs Barney home again?3 months, 1 week ago

Jackie Kimber GuenetteCrystal Roth3 months, 1 week ago

Fact checking continues on Barney's April 1st post. We asked Sir Paul when we visited him last week. He does not remember Barney being at the Abby Road photo shoot. He feels that he would have remembered the presence of someone of Barney's fame. Therefore we can only conclude that there is a good chance that Barney was not there. Barney humbly apologizes for the error.

Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Windy WendyWho could forget Barney?3 months, 3 weeks ago

Jinean SchofieldLOL!3 months, 3 weeks ago