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Amish Community Tour

  • May 29, 2010 · 9:30 AM
  • Pardeeville High School

Join us for a ride through the Amish community to the northeast of Madison. Our ride will include several stops at various Amish stores and shops, including a bakery, a buggy shop, a wood shop and a general store.
The route is 35 miles and follows lightly-traveled, paved roads with a few moderate hills. Along the way, we will pass by Amish houses and farms and see buggies being pulled by horses. Riding will be at a moderate pace, but we will allow time to browse the shops along the way.
We'll stop for lunch during the ride, so bring lunch money and a lock and cable for your bike. After our ride, we'll head into town for a bite to eat and have a drink.
Plan to arrive between 9:30 AM and 9:45 AM. We will push-off promptly at 10:00 AM.
Our specific meeting location is at the parking lot of Pardeeville Jr/Sr High School, at the intersection of Oak Street and La Follette Street in Pardeeville.

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  • Ron

    I was happy that so many people came out for the ride and were able to share in our group experience of observing a small sample of Amish culture and lifestyle. It was my first time riding the route on my bike rather than driving the route in my van, so I too was surprised by just how big those "moderate" hills were towards the end of the ride. Thanks to Tom and Joe for driving our support vehicles!

    June 1, 2010

  • James H

    The ride was well organized. The information provided ahead of time was sufficient and accurate. The cue sheets were excellent and the pre-ride instruction by Ron was also. There were interesting stops along the way. I especially enjoyed the carriage shop and the craftsman in it who was friendly about answering questions. The terrain was pleasant and the biking mostly easy. In the mile 25-27 range there were 2 real hills to provide a bit of challenge and feeling of accomplishment.

    May 31, 2010

  • Jo A.

    Keep in mind there's nothing wrong with walking up hills! I've been biking on a recumbent for 5 years and have walked up so many hills that I wore out a set of biking shoes. It's good you're out there and trying it! Keep at it!

    May 31, 2010

  • Joyce K

    P.S. I agree with Ron India--I hate to see Ron's "large hills" if those last too were "moderate"!!! (I still enjoyed the ride in spite of those two hills....maybe someday I will be able to ride all the way to the top!)

    May 31, 2010

  • Joyce K

    This was my first ride with this group. It was a very nice ride, I enjoyed it a great deal and look forward to going on more rides.

    May 31, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well organized, scenic, good route. Thanks Ron & helpers!

    May 30, 2010

  • David N.

    Well organized and lots of fun. Pick any pace you want.

    May 30, 2010

  • Linda C

    I loved this ride! Great idea. Thanks for planning Ron!

    May 30, 2010

  • Ron I.

    The "Ron Surprise", two massive hills at the end of the tour knocked the stuffing's out of me.

    May 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ron and Lauren, aside from the fact that the line into the bakery was long, the lunch was a long wait, and that I crashed, it was a good day to be out there doing what we like best. Thanks for the ride.

    May 29, 2010

  • Leo

    Thanks Ron and Lauren for organizing such a nice trip.

    May 29, 2010

  • Norman M.

    I thought it was a wonderful ride! Really enjoyed the folks I rode with and the weather was good.

    May 29, 2010

  • Lauren

    Another Great Ride, Ron!

    May 29, 2010

  • Jo A.

    Fantastic route, wonderful things to see and do. We liked seeing all the Amish activity and enjoyed talking with some of the locals. Thanks, Tom, for planning a really great route. We'll go up and do it on our own again. Jo Anne and Craig

    May 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful countryside, friendly riders, well planned. Thanks to Ron for organizing.

    May 29, 2010

  • nina

    Just updated my rsvp Ron...came down with strep throat today...no riding for me ..sorry.

    May 28, 2010

  • Ron

    Tom, I hope you can ride, but I know that it would be nice to have a support vehicle as well. Thanks for your offer.

    May 26, 2010

  • Tom S.

    Would like to ride with everyone, but I am having knee problems.I may have to be a support vehicle.

    May 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't go after all. I have to work at the farmer's mkt. But I'll ride w/y'all soon!

    May 26, 2010

  • nina

    I will be staying at my sister's place near Pardeeville. I plan to ride the Amish ride...most of it....if not up to 35 miles..I may have her pick me up at some point on the ride. It is a great area and looking forward to seeing the back roads. thanks Ron and Lauren

    May 25, 2010

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