Update: Weather forecast for Saturday - Showers likely along with a possible rumble of thunder in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 78F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Due to the weather forecast, the start time for the ride has been moved to the afternoon. See updated start time below. I hope this works out better...I know that most people would prefer to not ride in the rain. Let's hope for the best weather-wise in the afternoon. Come out and ride the Madison trails! We'll ride a 25-mile loop on the bicycle trails through Madison, including the
Capital City Trail and the
Southwest Commuter Trail. We'll stop for lunch at the
Henry Vilas Zoo, where we'll also take a walking tour of the zoo. After lunch, we will ride through the
UW Arboretum before returning to our start location.
Note: A Wisconsin state trail pass is required to ride on portions of the various trails. We will stop at a self-serve station along the trail, where you may purchase a daily trail pass in case you have not yet purchased an annual trail pass.
NEW MEETUP & RIDE TIME: Plan to arrive between 1:00 PM and 1:15 PM. We will push-off promptly at 1:30 PM.
Directions: Take the US-12/18 Beltline to John Nolen Drive. Go north 0.8 miles to Olin Turville Court. Turn right on Olin Turville Court. Go 0.1 miles to the first parking lot on the right, which is where we will meet. This is a popular starting point for bike rides, so more specific details will be sent to those who RSVP for the ride.
Many thanks to WBM member Stephanie for her help in planning this ride for us and to WBM member Mare who joined me on the test ride!