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Old 04-19-06, 10:44 AM   #1
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Looking for a good bicycle store in Green Bay

I will be starting a tour of Lake Michigan in Green Bay and need to send my bike to a bike store in Green Bay that will assemble my bicycle. Can anyone recommend a good bike store? I have searched the net and have found some bike stores, but really don't know anything about them.
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Old 04-19-06, 03:30 PM   #2
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Bike Shop

I don't know of any in Green Bay but I can recommend several close to Green Bay:

Manitowoc :The Fitness Store, 1208 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, WI, 54220, 920-684-8088

Appleton : Appleton Bicycle, 121 S State St, Appleton, WI, 54911, 920-733-2595

Both these shops are about 25 miles away from Green Bay and I have dealt with both of them, both do outstanding work.
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I would recommend any of the following. All will do a good job:
The Bike Hub 920-339-0229
JB's 920-434-8338
InCompetition 920-465-1510

The Bike Hub and JB's are about 5 miles from the airport. InCompetition is a little further.

Have a great trip. PM me if I can be of any assistance while you are in the area.
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Hi Sandiegocyclist, lubers and blwyn, I will also be touring in that area this summer, around upper lake Michigan using mostly the Adventure cycling maps. However we will be cycling south along the west side of the lake (generally speaking) and would like to find a way across Green Bay to the Door Peninsula then continue south to Manitowoc where we pick-up the ferry across the lake. Any Ideas for a way by boat from, say Escanaba or Menominee across the bay to the peninsula? If not do you have recommendations for a route through Green Bay itself?

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There is no ferry service from either Escanba or Menominee to Door Peninsula. If you are a smooth talker though, I would bet that if you showed up at the Menominee marina you could talk yourself a ride over to the Door, especially on a weekend. I've fished in the area many times. It's a popular run over to Door.

There are not many good routes from Escy to Menominee. Your best bet is to probably come down 35. There will be a lot of high speed traffic though, especially on weekends. The upside is that there are nice beach side parks every 5-10 miles along the way. Once in Marinette, take B to Peshtigo, then Y to Oconto, then S to J and on to Green Bay. From GB to Door or Manitowoc, take any of the coutry side roads heading in the general direction that you want to go. They are paved and in a grid pattern. They are all good riding.
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Hey Blwyn,
Sounds like we should meet these guys in Oconto and show them the way to Door County.

The route that has been mentioned is the easist way for that. The Escanaba to Menominee is a hectic route.
Very fast traffic for this area. 70+ all the way.
The Appleton Bike store is an awesome shop. They will help you out in any way they can. I am not sure of any in Green Bay that are a small shop and personable. If you wanted to fly in, you could also fly into Appleton depending on the airline.
Keep us updated as I am sure someone here can help out.
I know I can do some leg work for you if you let me know what you ned help with. Just pm me.
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Staceyfb and blwyn, thanks for the replies!
The traffic on 35 may be the reason that adventure cycling goes west at Escanaba and then hooks back around Green Bay. What are the shoulders like on 35? Is it fast cars and no shoulders or maybe fast cars and 4 ft. shoulders? That stretch appears to be about 45 miles or so, may be worth the short-cut if there is at least shoulders.
We have also been debating the direction we should cycle around the lake, counter clockwise works well if we can get a lucky ride across the bay, but the lake is always across the road. Clockwise and we are always on the same side of the road as the lake? Any opinions or are we thinking too hard.

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Oh yeah, if you guys want to cycle along with us for part of the route, you are most welcome!!

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Oh yeah, if you guys want to cycle along with us for part of the route, you are most welcome!!

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Send me a PM when you're going to be in this area, I have a couple of personel days I can use up if the time frame works out.

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35 has shoulders, maybe 3-4 ft. Going west of Escy on 2 is about like 35 only with more logging trucks and no beaches. Unless you go all the way to 41, you have to connect a lot of back roads to make it through to Marinette.

I think either direction around is a toss up. Go with whatever feels right.
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