ABOUT MADTOWN

    Even though Madison, WI (aka Madtown) is the only gold-
    certified Bicycle Friendly Community east of the
    Mississippi, your visit's " Not All About the Bike."  You'll
    have 7 days to get acquainted with her; so use your time

    With a population slightly larger than Irvine's, Madison
    offers a breadth of cultural attractions that are world class.
    As the state's capital and home to the University of
    Wisconsin, you'll find the city's personality an interesting
    mix of: students, professional people and working folk
    co-existing in an environment of sophisticated cultural
    amenities that very few cities, regardless of size, can
    match.  The local museums are excellent and too numerous
    to mention here.  And, best of all- every single one is free of

    " Thinking Green" and producing "Great Beer" are the 2
    dominant religions practiced by the local demographic.  
    Want to explore some more, click here  Visit Madison.


    Sunday, August 19        Arrival Day
    You'll find your bike (and luggage) stored at the hotel.  
    Happy Hour is conveniently located in the Crowne Plaza
    Growler's Bar @ 5:00 (1700).

    Thursday, August 23     Trek Factory Visit, Tour & Lunch.
    Ride your bike or take the motor coach.  Learn how to craft
    your own bike in your garage.

    August Dates  TBD         Norma is planning your hiking.     
    "In town we can go to the UW Arboretum or the trail to
    Picnic Point.  Out of town, needing a car, I chose 3 hikes:
    (we will probably do 2 of these hikes but others can go
-          Ice Age Trail
-          Sugar River Trail
-          Devil’s Lake State Park

    Saturday, August 25        Farmer's Market
    Held every Saturday in the heart of downtown Madison.  
    Take cash, your camera and go hungry.  This is a
    certifiable, world class happening.  The local  Farmer's
    Market is the largest in the nation: Stretching from Capitol
    Square to the foot of State Street.  That's over 1 mile of stuff
    to eat, peruse, purchase or amuse.

  • Visit the Zoo.  It's home to Bucky Badger, Kermit the Poison
    Dart Frog- the Zoo's cycling team mascot and, best of all,
    it's free of charge.  Ponder this: What other city zoo has their
    own cycling team?
  • Do a tasting at the Old Sugar Factory distillery.  Go green,
    be safe, take the bus.
  • Compete in an early-riser's pub crawl.  Remember, beer is
    a breakfast beverage too.
  • Tour the beautiful State Capitol.  Docent led, free of charge
    and takes about an hour.
  • Tour a cheese factory.  Caution: Eating fried cheese curd
    makes this is a 2 statin tour.
  • Make it to Milwaukee, home of the Harley Davidson
  • Take a 100 minute guided tour of the University of WI.

    There's more being planned.  Be sure to check this website
    page often.  As the activities are confirmed, this page will
    be updated with additional places and pricing.

The Madtown Farmer's Market
is truly a happening not to  
Yes, it really says "Grown in
Real Dirt."  Fake dirt is not good.
Blue Skies Berry Farm
Local hiking trails can be
The Madtown Farmer's Market
is truly a happening not to  
Queen of the Cheese Head
Signs of the Time
Bucky is not a beaver.
It's a Blue Poison Dart Frog.