October 12-13, 2013
Now is the time to make plans to join Deb and Dean Mathias and others for the 2013 QCBC Fall Foliage Ride in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
on October 12th and 13th.
The ride starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12th from the Military Ridge State Park Trail parking lot and will be 50 to 60 miles. The ride starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday from the same location and will be 40 to 50 miles. The Mathias' will drive to Mount Horeb on Friday evening, October 11th.
Can't get away for an entire weekend?
Travel distance to Mt. Horeb is about 140 miles from Davenport - close enough to drive up and back the same day. You have an option to ride just one day on some new roads with spectacular scenery that is quite different from the corn and bean fields that we have been looking at all summer.
Mt. Horeb (http://trollway.com/
) is known for life-size trolls carved into tree trunks scattered along its main street. Visitors are encouraged to take a leisurely "Troll Stroll" to seek out these unique characters.
A cycling route on quiet country roads promises to offer more than a few hills
for both days. So keep up your hill training regimen. Some options with less challenging hills will also be available. The destination is a different town each day with lunch opportunities before the return ride on different roads.
The Military Ridge Bike Trail (crushed limestone) offers an option for those cyclists that prefer a totally flat terrain. The trail runs west to Governor Dodge State Park and east to Verona, just outside of Madison. A trail pass is required.
Contact Deb and Dean Mathias at 309-737-8429 or email@example.com if you plan to join the ride so that we know how many people to expect. Also give us a head count of individuals that will be joining the group for a scrumptious Italian dinner on Saturday night. Individuals that are not riding are also welcome to join us for dinner.
You are responsible for making your own room reservations. Reserve your room at the Karakahl Country Inn (www.karakahl.com
). The rate is $59.95 + tax. This area can be busy at this time of year so we encourage you to reserve early. Call 888-621-1884 or 608-437-5545 to reserve your room.
Rooms are also available at the Village Inn Hotel (www.littlebedder.com
), which is physically attached to the Military Ridge Bike Trail. Phone: 608-437-3350
Some Bed and Breakfast facilities are also available in the area. Check out the Mt. Horeb website for more information.
2 nearby parks provide camping possibilities:
Bring along non-cycling family members to enjoy points of interest in or near Mt. Horeb:
- Brigham Park - 112 acre park with a spectacular panoramic view about 7 miles west of Mt. Horeb
- Blue Mounds State Park about 10 miles west of Mt. Horeb - for information, call 608-437-5711 or 888-947-2757.
PLAN NOW TO ENJOY A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND OF CYCLING ADVENTURE & OTHER ACTIVITIES OF YOUR CHOICE!
- Troll Walk (Carved trolls)
- Military Ridge Bike Trail
- Blue Mounds State Park
- Brigham Park
- Stewart Park
- Little Norway www.littlenorway.com
- Cave of the Mounds (608-437-3038)