Not for everyone, but if you enjoy eating, riding and shooting the bull about bikes, this is the must event of the year. If interested, please click through all of the links to get a feel of what a great place this is. And of course, please donít hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.
Celebrating Gino Bartaliís 100th birthday in Hollandale Wisconsin with
Friday, July 18 refreshments at 4pm. Pasta with Nonna Bartaliís secret gravy recipe* and Italian sausage, salad and birthday banana cake after 6pm. Saturday, July 19 preride coffee and bagels. Refreshments, Wisconsin-style beer-boiled brats, grilled corn, potato salad and fruit salad directly after the ride. You will hard pressed to find finer food at another celebration.
Saturday, July 19 a 100 km ride through the rolling hills of SW Wisconsin. Meet at 8am, start at 9am sharp. At the mid-point there will be a tour of the New Glarus Brewery. Pack a snack, it will be delivered to the brewery. Paper map and cue sheet provided, other than that, you are on your own. Route - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3046925
Friday, July 18 setup at 4pm. Bring your bike(s), display it in a secure barn with a concrete floor that has never seen livestock. Iíll need to know the make, model, year and other cool stuff about your bike for signage. This will be the finest assembly of bikes Hollandale has ever witnessed. Awards for peopleís choice, peopleís choice Varsity (best low-end bike) and hostís choice (thatís me). And swag for just attending - tee shirt, cap and other crap.
Friday, July 18 starting at 4pm. Bless the Italians, but we are doing this Japanese-style. Bring a tarp, put stuff on it, and sell, sell, sell. Do the same after the ride on Saturday if you wish, itís a free country. And while the country may be free, the refreshments, food, swag and prizes are not. A donation to cover costs for each attendee and RSVP is expected. firstname.lastname@example.org for, well, more info. Or you can pm me.
Pics of the venue
Pics of the ride