Beerward to Chilton and Back

Over the weekend, I rode out with a couple of teammates for a weekend micro-tour from Madison to Chilton and back, to take in the beer festival in Chilton. Grant put together the route and his sister and her family took us in for the weekend (and fed us really well).

Our 220-mile loop took in lots of rural Wisconsin, a bit of Kettle Moraine State Forest (Northern Unit), most of the Wild Goose Trail, Horicon Marsh, and some really beautiful roads — most of which I haven’t ridden before.

The northward journey was filled with rolling rural roads, perfect weather, and even an occasional tailwind. Also, a very good lunch at the Celtic Crossroads Cafe in Mayville, Wisconsin. The southbound ride was in many ways just the opposite: strong headwinds, intermittent rain showers, a tired lunch in a BP station, and a bucketing downpour at the end.

Bike-fun, all of it.


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