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Heavy traffic expected this Labor Day

According to AAA Wisconsin, there will be a 10% increase in traffic overall this Labor Day weekend. More than 734,000 people, or 13% of the state’s residents, are expected to travel. This is up 11% from 2009 and a 10% increase over the nationwide average. From the Green Bay Press Gazette: “We ask that people […]

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Autumn Harvest Trail

Harvest time is a great time to get out and explore Wisconsin! There are a cornucopia of activities, festivals and orchards/farms to visit. You can order an official Autumn Harvest Trail here: http://dld.bz/HarvestTrailMaps The Wisconsin Apple Growers Association has a handy chart explaining apple types, how they are best used, and when they generally are […]

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Door County Travel Guide

Chicagoans sure love Door County. If you ever traveled to that area on a weekend you would think you were mysteriously transported to the State of Illinois. ChicagoMag.com published a Door County Travel Guide for the new generation of Chicagoans to experience the charm of the Peninsula. To vanish into nowhere (“Not Found” in the […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Wisconsin Cheese

Are you planning an automobile or bicycle road trip to visit the many dairies and cheese factories in the state? If so, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has a new map highlighting all the cheese factories and retail outlets. The Traveler’s Guide to Wisconsin Cheese also lists contact information, cheese tour, and retail store hours […]

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SAGBRAW Day 6: Is this the end?

The final day of a bicycle tour is always full of mixed emotions. Part of you is glad that the physical challenge is just about over and you’re ready to sleep in a real bed; but deep inside you know that you’ll miss the people and the fun of bicycle touring. I love riding on […]

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SAGBRAW Day 4: Ouch, That Stings

The one rule to always follow on a bicycle tour is to never use anything new or untested on your trip. You will invariably run into a problem. I broke that rule on Wednesday and paid the price. As I was getting ready to leave Mishicot, I could not find my sunscreen.  Evidently I left […]

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SAGBRAW Day 3: Dang Glaciers

Tuesday’s ride started out from the Riverview Middle School in Plymouth. Plymouth is a sleepy little German community about 15 miles due west of Sheboygan. The town welcomed the  bikers with open arms and even put on a show Monday evening. The Junge Kamaradan, the only high school German band performed at the Plymouth City […]

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