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Riley's Pancake Rally

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Join us as we rally from all over the Madison area to gather for a group ride to Riley Tavern (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/214/1074763/restaurant/Madison/Riley-Tavern-Verona) for an All You Can Eat pancake breakfast. Our group ride will begin at the Verona Park and Ride (http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/parkride/lots/dan1302.htm) along Old PB on the east side of Verona. Madison-area riders are encouraged to ride to our gathering location via the network of trails in Madison and the paved portion of the Military Ridge State Trail (http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/militaryridge).

From our gathering location, you may choose either a trail ride or a road ride to get to Riley Tavern.

Trail Ride

We will ride to Riley Tavern via the Military Ridge State Trail (http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/militaryridge). The total distance for the ride is about 14 miles, 7 miles to our breakfast destination and 7 miles back. The trail has a crushed limestone surface and is suitable for hybrid bikes or road bikes with wider tires. The trail runs along an abandoned railroad line and is very flat.

Road Ride

We will ride to Riley Tavern via a series of paved county roads with moderate hills. The total distance for the ride is 18 miles, 9 miles to our breakfast destination and 9 miles back.

For road riders who wish a longer ride, there will be two additional return routes. The medium-length return route will continue to Cross Plains before returning to Verona, for a total ride of 37 miles. The longest return route will continue to Black Earth and Cross Plains before returning to Verona, for a total ride of 60 miles. Both of these longer return routes are over paved county roads with challenging hills.

Plan to arrive at the Verona Park and Ride by 8:00 AM. We will push-off promptly at 8:30 AM.

If you will be riding to our gathering location, please post in your RSVP where you will be starting from and when you will be leaving from your start point so that others may join your group. Please plan your ride to arrive at the Verona Park and Ride by 8:00 AM, where all our groups will converge for the ride to Riley Tavern.

Trail Pass Information

Note: A Wisconsin state trail pass (http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/trailpass.html) is required to ride on the Military Ridge State Trail. There is a self-serve kiosk at the Verona Park and Ride trailhead, where you may purchase a trail pass if needed.