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Bike Schedule

Wednesday June 20 Westport/ Waunakee Ride
Meet at the Saint Mary of the Lake Parking lot at 9:30 ride the trail from there thru Waunakee stopping for lunch at The Lone Girl, then returning thru the industrial park. Mary Dohm 608-444-4584

High Trestle Trail - June 26 & 27
The High Trestle Trail between Woodward and Slater Iowa. This is about a 4 ½ hour drive from Madison. The ride is planned for June 26 & 27 with a full moon night ride across the lighted trestle and a day ride of aprox. 25 miles of paved trail. Contact Karren Dopkins if interested. 1-608-835-5549.

We are looking into places to stay as a group at this time. I have searched surrounding areas for our group to stay and have come up empty. Most convenient seems to be a cluster of hotels near the Hwy 30/ Hwy 35 interchange near Ames Iowa. There is a good selection of hotels and most offer breakfast and a meeting area. These hotels are about 14 miles (20 minutes) from Slater, Iowa and 22 miles (22 minutes) from Madrid Iowa.

The complete trail is paved. Only the trestle area is lighted from sunset to 10pm. Ride is listed as easy. There are places to rest and get refreshments along the trail in Slater, Madrid, Woodward and Arkeny. Woodward has exhibits that may be of interest.

Tentative plans: June 26: 4.5 hour drive to Ames Iowa. Find our hotel, eat and drive to Slater. Ride from Slater to Woodward across trestle and back (24 miles). Check out close parking near Madrid for night ride. Dinner, then short ride across trestle bridge after sunset. June 27: Ride trail toward Arkeny and back (total ride is 30 miles). Then another trip across bridge after sunset. June 28: Drive Home.

Wednesday July 18th - 9:30 am Cottage Grove to Lake Mills on the Glacial Drumlin Trail.
Bike to Hering’s Sand Bar located 345 Sandy Beach Rd., Lake Mills for an outdoor lakeside lunch. Restaurant is located in City Park directly off the bike trail. Full menu available.
15 miles each way from Cottage Grove trailhead. Shorter route: Meet Cottage Grove riders at Deerfield trail head at 10:10. 9 miles each way to Lake Mills. Shorter-Shorter route: Meet at London. 7 miles each way to Lake Mills.

Don’t forget…. water bottle, lock, sunscreen ,bug spray and pump up your bike tires. Contact Bob Brooks at (608) 658-2016 if you have any questions. Additional ride notifications for July will be by email.

SAS Bikers - Arrange to lead a SAS bike ride.
Here is the criteria for leading a ride. Date, Time, and place the ride will start. The approx. distance of the ride, and the type of terrain (trail, streets, roads, or combination). If you are going to stop for a bite to eat (lunch, picnic lunch, etc.). What type of equipment to bring along, if necessary. When your ride is about to begin, you must assign a Sweep Person to ride at the end of the group. Your contact name and phone number. The rides are generally held on a Wednesday and Saturday, but you may schedule other days of the week. If you feel you want to lead a ride, send your ride info to me by the 13th of each month. This will enable us to put the rides in the newsletter. If you would like to lead ride at the “spur of the moment”, you can contact me and I will send the ride out by e-mail.

Please watch for e-mail biking alerts when the weather is good.

If you’d like to plan an impromptu ride, please email and I will send it out to the general membership.



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