Beer, Brats, Bikes and Trains

My buddy John is a writer in Chicago who walks, bikes and takes transit everywhere he goes.  He recently wrote a bit about riding across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.  The nice weather today got me dreaming about my own summer bike camping trips.  I would like to plan a few sub-24 hour overnight camping trips and put them on the OTB ride calendar. The term S24O was coined by Rivendell’s famed Grant Peterson, but is now part of general cycling nomenclature as much as Liggettisms are. John’s ride was a bit longer than the classic S24O trip, but I thought I would share it with you, because I like how he makes a point of touching the local culture on his rides. Click on the photo below to be taken to John’s Vote with Your Feet blog and read about his adventures.

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Cyclechic advocate from Milwaukee
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4 Responses to Beer, Brats, Bikes and Trains

  1. Tim K says:

    The Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition is doing two supported S240’s this summer for fun and as an easy way to introduce people to bicycle touring! Come ride with us next month David! Information here: http://driftlessbicycle.org/?page_id=1445

  2. d'Andre says:

    Wow, I never read your first post before, how’d I miss it? Really great. Congrats on your anniversary, Dave. Really like the new daffodil header photo for spring, too.

  3. Rob Gusky says:

    Hi Dave,

    Any interest on your part to share your perspective on the Wisconsin Challenge after 3 weeks. We are now over 3800 riders strong and growing daily. I have heard some positive comments from some riders that this has given them motivation to do more biking than normal. However, I know there are a lot of things we could improve for the future and would be interested in learning more about those as well.

    • daveschlabowske says:

      Thanks for the question Rob and thanks to Scott for the Challenge. While Bike to Work Week is in the Bike Fed’s wheelhouse, I do plan on writing a bit about it for Monday.

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