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Amish Community Tour

  • Sep 1, 2012 · 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.

New this year - We will ride the route in the opposite direction as we have ridden it in previous years. This should work out better for avoiding the crowds at the Amish bakery. Plus, I guarantee that you will see things you've never seen before on this ride. You'll be amazed!

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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  • Leo

    Great ride. Can we made it 50 miles next time? I love hills.

    September 3, 2012

  • Ron

    Great ride with a great group! Thanks to everyone for coming out and sharing in the fun and making the experience even better!

    September 3, 2012

  • Gary H.

    Great ride, super people.

    September 3, 2012

  • Al

    Several attractions were very interesting. I plan on returning to them because of an Amish grocery store, a bent and dent store, and an excellent furniture with great value items.

    September 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sweet ride. But not as sweet a ride as the Amish have -- wood wheels with metal treads! Did you notice that all the Amish kids waved? Thanks Ron.

    September 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent! Great destination... thanks to everyone for their support during my breakdown... I appreciated it tremendously!!! It was a great day anyway and I enjoyed meeting new people and exploring Amish country! Ron- you are bike-ride-organizer extraordinaire!!! You do an amazing job!

    September 1, 2012

  • Will C

    Anyone want to carpool,I have a pick up truck that can take 3 additional bikes,call me at[masked]

    August 28, 2012

  • Will C

    Hi I am riding with this meetup and am driving from the Chicago area thru Madison and then on to Pardeeville on saturday morning,I have a pick up truck and a bike rack if anyone needs a ride,I can take up to 3 people. Call me @[masked] or email me @ [masked].I am looking forward to this ride!I went on the ride to Port Washington last weekend .I enjoyed the ride and the people.Will

    August 21, 2012

  • Will C

    How far is Pardeeville from Madison?

    August 14, 2012

  • Will C

    Do the Amish make beer?

    August 14, 2012

  • Dennis

    Ron, are you riding your 2 wheeler or 4 Wheeler for this ride?

    August 13, 2012

    • Ron

      Dennis, hopefully the 2-wheeler! Let's hope for sunny skies, nice temp's and a light breeze! It will be awesome!

      August 13, 2012

  • barb k.

    anyone want to carpool? Live in Bayview area

    August 13, 2012

  • barb k.

    Sounds like a great ride!

    August 13, 2012

  • Ron

    While helmets are not required by Wisconsin State Law (http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/safety/vehicle/bicycle/docs/bikelaws.pdf), WBM highly encourages the use of helmets and almost all of our riders do wear helmets. Please note that all riders are required to sign a release of liability (http://files.meetup.com/886410/WBM%20Release%20and%20Waiver%20of%20Liability.pdf) prior to participating in any WBM event.

    August 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      thx Ron!!! I should say, I usually do wear a helmet if riding on a road, but I don't currently have one and do not know if I'll be able to buy one by then, was why I was asking.

      August 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    are bike helmets required on these meetup trips?

    August 9, 2012

  • Ron

    A single-speed bicycle may not be the best, since there are hills on the route. The route is on paved (smooth) roads, not on a trail or path. A road bike is fine, but I suggest a bike with multiple gears.

    August 9, 2012

  • Gary K.

    Is it all a smooth path? Because I only have a street bike...

    August 9, 2012

  • Anand Nageswaran B.

    What does moderate pace mean? I have a single speed, so I would like to know the speed so that I can determine whether or not I would be lagging badly.

    August 9, 2012

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