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: 2006-09-08
Distance: 28 Kilometres
Cycling Time: 1.74 Hours
Average Speed: 16.01 kph
  Trip Distance since Leaving Vancouver - 3,929 Kilometres  

Thoughts for the Day




Another good morning to cycle to the convention centre. Good thing today was only a partial day. Sure that I could not handle a full day in air conditioned chambers with a strong stream of cold air on me. The centre sure had the fans on. John became cold and had to wear a protective layer. Under the pressure of the air conditioner I fell asleep in the second session. Good thing I was attentive at the start and got the main messages.

    A bit of afternoon exploration after a lunch at a sushi restaurant and a bit if a rest on State St. on a bench enjoying the sights and sounds of the city. The afternoon ride yielded another sushi restaurant.

  We set off west. Got lost a few times. Went past Lake Wingra and then bend back to Lake Monona and continued the trip back to the motel.

  The late afternoon thunderstorms did not arrive. The night continued hot.


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.


Military Ridge State Trail


Capital City State Trail


Glacial Drumlin State Trail


New Berlin (Greenfield) Recreational Trail


Oak Leaf Trail