Amish Community Tour

  • May 24, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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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 general store, a wood shop, a buggy shop, a bent & dent and a bakery. The route is 32 miles and follows lightly-traveled, paved roads with rolling 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.

Plan to pack a lunch or bring some energy bars, since there are no restaurants along our route.  We'll be able to get water and snacks in the Amish community, at either the general store or the bent & dent.  Of course, we'll be able to get treats at the Amish bakery as well. 

The route takes us through Glacier Hills Wind Park, where we'll get to ride past many of the Park's 90 wind turbines.

Click on the years for photos from previous rides. (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Plan to arrive by 9:30 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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  • Karyn L.

    Everything was wonderful. I really enjoyed the ride. The map was well written. My only suggestion is to mention ahead of time, if there will be bathrooms available at the start. This would give everyone a heads up to build in a bathroom stop right before the ride.

    May 26, 2014

  • Bernie

    Beautiful weather and a wonderful group of people on the ride.

    May 25, 2014

  • Irene

    I loved the ride, beautiful area. The maps were done so well, thanks Ron

    May 25, 2014

  • Dale H.

    Great ride

    May 24, 2014

  • Sue P.

    SO great! Beautiful scenery with many turbine wind farms, friendly folks out everywhere, fresh warm treats from the Amish bakery. Thanks Ron for a great route and easy directions.

    May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best ride I've been on. Took it slowly enjoyed the scenery, baked goods, and country stores! Nice people all around.

    May 24, 2014

  • Michelle M.

    What an enjoyable first ride with this group! An amazing day. Thanks so much for all of your hard work in organizing this, Ron.

    May 24, 2014

  • Becky

    It was a beautiful day for a ride and a great tour of the countryside!

    May 24, 2014

  • Becky

    Power is out in my garage, and I can't get my car out! Maybe soon, but looks like a cancel :(

    May 24, 2014

  • Tim P.

    heading there anyone know when we will be back

    1 · May 23, 2014

  • Kent W.

    I was really looking forward to this, but a schedule conflict has come up, so I've had to cancel...

    May 22, 2014

  • Cherin J.

    I live in Madison. Can someone give me a ride to/from Pardeeville?

    May 19, 2014

    • thomas

      If you're west of Memorial Union, can you meet in front of MemUnion at 8:30? I'm east of there.

      May 21, 2014

    • Cherin J.

      So 8:30, at the Union. Thank you!

      May 21, 2014

  • Em

    Hi Ron- what time do you think we will finish?

    May 20, 2014

    • Ron

      Everyone rides at their own pace and decides how much time they wish to spend at the Amish shops, so there is not a specific answer. However, I believe most people complete the ride somewhere between 2 PM and 3 PM.

      May 20, 2014

  • Josie

    anyone to carpool with? I live on the south west side of madison.

    May 2, 2014

    • Nancy

      Josie!! my friend, good to see you on here!

      May 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Josie. I have a seat open, if you like!

      May 20, 2014

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