Sorry I didn’t have time to post the underground bike events last week. I know I missed tipping folks off to some cool things to do. Since I missed it last week and this week I have a handful to share, I am posting on Thursday instead of Friday. Let me know if I missed something cool and off the beaten path. If you are looking for something different to do with a bicycle, (or a unicycle) check out the following:
The North American Unicycle Convention & Championships will be held in Madison from Saturday. July 23rd through July 30th. The week-long NAUCC is the largest gathering of unicycle enthusiasts in North America and has activities for unicyclists of all ages and skill levels. From trials to criteriums, this convention is out to prove that anything you can do on two wheels you can do on one. Competition is open to all who want to unicycle for fun, achieve personal goals, or to compete for a 2011 National Championship title.
This Friday, July 22nd will be the Summer Bike-sha Social Ride in Waukesha, out in the wild west part of SE Wisconsin . Meet up will be at Cafe de Arts from 6 pm to 7 pm. The merry group will tour downtown & the Fox River Parkway. The ride ends up at Magellan’s M2 for “the best pizza on Main Street” in Waukesha (is that a high recommendation?) The very cool and super dedicated people at the Waukesha Bicycle Alliance is sponsoring this event. If you have not already done so, this is your chance to get a guided tour of Waukesha on two wheels and the pizza’s them!
Mario Kart Super Circuit Alley Cat, 7 pm, Saturday July 23rd at 12pm. This event is put together by Milwaukee courier Bobbie Marie. It will feature water balloons, costumes are encouraged and some sweet prizes. This fun race will be a benefit for those who got tickets in the last critical mass ride over the Hoan Bridge. With all the heat we have been having, I wonder if anyone will actually try to win or just get bombed by water balloons.
Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition Women’s S24O camping trip, July 30th- 31st at Perrot State Park . “S240″ stands for sub-24 hour Overnight camping trip. Coined and popularized by Grant Peterson of Bridgestone/Rivendell frame, an S24O camping trip gets you out of town and back in a day for a nice overnight in the wild without having to carry a ton of stuff like a full touring trip. It is bicycle touring for time constrained. Click here for the registration form. Here is a great article on S240s written and photographed by Grant himself “S240s: Bicycle Camping for the Time Challenged.”