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Chicago-Milwaukee-Madison Tour

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Chicago-Milwaukee-Madison Tour

Time: May 25, 2013 at 6am to May 27, 2013 at 9pm
Location: Clark Square Park
Street: 801-899 Sheridan Road
City/Town: Evanston
Website or Map: https://support.woundedwarrio…
Event Type: bicycle, tour
Organized By: Matt M. 18.5KM
Latest Activity: Mar 22

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Hey Folks!  Yet again and in this ride's sixth year, we are going to get our wheels rolling for a three day tour through Wisconsin.  The ride is in support of the Wounded Warrior Project and we're set to ride for our nation's soldiers.  It's a 175-185 mile ride with two camping stops along the way.   Camping fees and a donation towards "Wounded Warriors" are required.   Riders will receive a black bracelet showing the WWP website and a character trait – Duty, Honor, Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Country, and Service.

THIS RIDE IS NOT A RACE.  We get there when we get there, safe and sound, and in time to get a good meal and a good night's rest.

Riders are asked to contact me 2 months to 6 weeks in advance so we can arrange for a pre-ride meeting and planning session.

Help raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project:

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/memorialdaytourfromchicagotomadison/

Plan your trip; tour maps are located here:

http://www.bikely.com/listpaths/by/marchman321

 

Typically the ride costs $70, combined with campsites and transportation to O'Hare (downtown Chicago might be available) from the University of Wisconsin student union on the Van Galder/Coach USA bus. 

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Comment by Matt M. 18.5KM on January 22, 2014 at 4:46pm

For the ride back - Van Galder offices ( 800-747-0994 ) are only open on Saturday and Sunday on Memorial Day weekend, however they will have the schedule set on Sunday for single and double decker buses.  Early buses will likely be single decker going to either downtown Chicago or O'Hare.  Later buses will likely be double deckers, but O'Hare buses are mostly single decker capable of carrying a bike.  ALSO, the buses now depart from the Chasen Art Museum on the UW campus.

Comment by Matt M. 18.5KM on May 29, 2013 at 7:57pm

Comment by Matt M. 18.5KM on May 28, 2013 at 8:00pm

"Stopped they must be; on this all depends. Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor. If you end your training now - if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did - you will become an agent of evil." - Yoda, from The Empire Strikes Back.  :-D  Those detours, man...and then we backtracked to see the bridge???  We're nuts....

Comment by envane (69 furlongs) on May 28, 2013 at 8:53am

Glad to see you guys had fun!

Comment by Tricolor on May 27, 2013 at 11:19pm
Comment by Matt M. 18.5KM on May 27, 2013 at 10:42pm

Tricolor is the coolest!!!!!!!!!!!  I just got home - posting this from my old tower system.

Comment by Tricolor on May 27, 2013 at 9:50pm

Over and done!  Just a little over 200 miles for me counting the trip to the start point and from downtown back home.

Comment by Matt M. 18.5KM on May 27, 2013 at 4:32pm
We're officially on our way back to Chicago! Thanks everyone for a great tour!!!
Comment by Matt M. 18.5KM on May 24, 2013 at 3:06pm
Sure!
Comment by plunk_it on May 24, 2013 at 12:27pm

Wish I knew about this earlier! I would love to hear how this ride goes and to get involved next year!

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