Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Madison , WI
Date: 2006-09-03


Thoughts for the Day



Looking out from the Motel on to Upper Mud Lake

    A peaceful view from the room, although the sounds of cars speeding on the major expressway through town are background noises. During the day time kayak training occurs here. Eskimo rolls are attempted.

    This little inlet is part of the river connection between two lakes.

    While peaceful view onto this, adjacent are located semi-big box stores.

Ducks in the River

A walk to a clothing store and then a stop in a nearby sushi restaurant (verdict – quite good with a pleasant Chinese server who is finishing studying high school here in this city.). Some more looking and grocery shopping made up the day. Evening rains prevented a ride tonight.  
Well, needed some time to get some time-sensitive messages out.

    No cycling today. Will do some tomorrow as Madison is explored.

    A request to the motel manager and a fridge and microwave unit appeared. Will make shopping much easier.


Cycling Facilities



Madison, Wisconsin


Cycling into Milwaukee

    Cycling into Milwaukee really started in Dodgeville some 200 kilometres to the west. From there, most of the trip was on bike trails with occasional sections on roads. Many of these roads had a low volume of motorized vehicle traffic. Some had paved shoulders. Others did not. Some of the trails were interconnected. Others were not and required some road cycling.

    Today, the trip included the Capital City State Trail and the Isthmus State Trail.


Military Ridge State Trail


Capital City State Trail


Glacial Drumlin State Trail


New Berlin (Greenfield) Recreational Trail


Oak Leaf Trail