Sun, Sep 29 | Badger State Trail

Cycle The Badger State Trail WI. & The Jane Addams Trail IL.

Great way to spend an early fall day. Bikes, Cows, Tunnels, and Cheese.
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Cycle The Badger State Trail WI. & The Jane Addams Trail IL.

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2019, 5:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Badger State Trail, Badger State Trail, Monroe, WI, USA

About the event

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Schedule · Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:30 AM Pick up guest at Eurofresh in Palatine 5:30 - at Jewel on Rand 5:40 and at Jewel on AH rd at 5:55  8:00 AM Arrive in Madison WI. at The Velo Underground to start your bike ride.  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM We will be on call your entire day incase of any problems.  We will wait at each rest area until everyone passes.  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Leave the Freeport Illinois area back to your home.

COST FOR THIS GREAT DAY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND VEHICLE SUPPORT IS ONLY $60 PER GUEST  /  2 OR 3 GUESTS IN BACK BENCH SEAT ONLY $150.   

THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 4 GUESTS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT 

Details

What could be better than riding two great connected trails in one day.  The Badger State Trail  ( https://www.traillink.com/trail/badger-state-trail/ )  and The Jane Adams Trail. ( https://www.traillink.com/trail/jane-addams-trail/

The Badger State Trail is a 40 mile linear bike path paved with crushed limestone in south central Wisconsin. The trailbed occupies the former Illinois Central Railroad's Freeport to Madison line. It was converted to a multi-use path in 2006. 

The Stewart Tunnel is the big draw for bike tourists on this trail. The tunnel was completed in 1887 with hand tools, explosives, and a steam shovel. The long tunnel curves over its length so that when standing in the middle a person can experience pure darkness. Flashlights are required and bikers should walk their bikes through the tunnel. The Stewart tunnel is also a cool respite on a hot summer afternoon. 

The trail begins on Madison's West Side in Fitchburg at a major intersection of bike trails and runs south towards Monroe and eventually the Illinois state line to where the trail meets up with the Jane Adams Trail. One of the stand out features of this trail is the Stewart Tunnel - a historic rail tunnel carved out of a stone hill that is 1/4 of a mile long and 21 feet high. Otherwise, most of the scenery along the Badger State Trail is bucolic countryside with lazy creeks and quiet pastures. 

http://janeaddamstrail.com/    The Jane Addams Recreation Trail in Northwest Illinois is a journey through time...rich with stories. Each journey on the trail is a new story and a new experience with the ever-changing seasonal plant life and the varied animals and birds – from the orange flash of an oriole to the white tail of a bounding deer; from the fiery crimson of the sumac to the tender green fiddleheads of the ferns in spring.  

The Original Bike Taxi will transport 5 or 6 guest and their bicycles from Palatine / Arlington Heights to the trail-head in Madison Wisconsin.  On your journey south, The Original Bike Taxi will meet you on the trail AT LEAST 3 TIMES.  First at The Badger State Trail Parking (Purcell Road). Then, The Ice Age Trail Parking (Monticello Segment-Tunnel Road) and Richland Creek Trail-head and shelter house. We are happy to carry all your gear/food, as well as basic bicycle tools and a first-aid kit.  You don't have to ride the entire trail, we will happily transport you between stops. 

COST FOR THIS GREAT DAY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND VEHICLE SUPPORT IS ONLY $60 PER GUEST  /  2 OR 3 GUESTS IN BACK BENCH SEAT ONLY $150.   

THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 4 GUESTS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT 

WE WILL BRING A COOLER WITH ICE AND WATER.  YOU'RE WELCOME TO BRING STUFF TO PUT IN COOLER.  WE ALSO WILL BRING A STOVE TO HEAT WATER FOR COFFEE AND RAMEN.  (WE WILL BRING COFFEE, CUPS, AND RAMEN) 

THE $5 TRAIL PASS IS NOT INCLUDED 

Visit the links above to learn about the adventure that's waiting for you. 

NOTE: A State Trail Pass ($25 annually/$5 daily) is required for bicyclists 16 and older. For information, visit the Wisconsin DNR website.   https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/trailpass.html *** passes can be bought on site or somewhere along the trail - please just have $5 cash for the purchase***

Schedule · Sunday, September 29, 2019  5:30 AM Pick up guest at Eurofresh in Palatine 5:30 - at Jewel on Rand 5:40 and at Jewel on AH rd at 5:55  8:00 AM Arrive in Madison WI. at The Velo Underground to start your bike ride.  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM We will be on call your entire day incase of any problems.  We will wait at each rest area until everyone passes.  4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Leave the Freeport Illinois area back to your home.  

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  • FRONT PASSENGER SEAT
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  • 2nd row Behind Driver
    $60
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  • 2nd row Behind Passenger
    $60
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  • 3rd row Bench Seat 2/3 guests
    $150
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