Hi everyone new member here from Milwaukee. I just got into cycling, started out as needing a basic bike to be able to go on a 15 mile ride with a bunch of friends from a
campout to a brewery. So I bought a $10 craigslist Schwinn, and being the engineering tinkerer I am basically dis-assembled the whole thing and rebuilt it with a new wheelset as a single speed. Fast forward a few months and I've found myself riding 3-4 times a week rather than going to the gym. Taking a little inspiriation from my wife who just finished her first half marathon I decided to start taking riding a little more seriously and train up to a half century. In looking for advice I found bike forums, I've already found a lot of help on here and hopefully I'll be able to give back in my own turn as I hopefully get to that first half! Any of you riding around the Milwaukee area with advice on routes and/or groups to ride with would be greatly appreciated.