Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

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Madison, WI - the Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006 Conference
2006-09-05 to 08  
  Finally…. Showtime!

  I cycled down early to walk around the downtown area and take some photos. They have these neat cow statues all around the Capitol area. Jack & I met at another sushi restaurant for lunch. We registered for the conference and enjoyed visiting with some of the exhibitors. We had a great time meeting with many people at the welcoming reception. It was a nice moonlit ride along the lake to get back to the hotel.

The opening speeches were really wonderful, as well as the luncheon speeches. Mayor Dave was enjoyable. It was so nice to listen to a mayor who is completely committed to building a city where everyone can cycle safely. Gil Penalosa was an inspiration for all who strive to improve cycling and walking facilities

  It was so difficult to decide on what presentations to attend. There were about 30 each day, but we could only attend 4 for ach of us. We decided to each attend different ones to make to most use of our time here.

One evening everyone was invited to cycle to Planet Bike’s office for a nice little party. The only negative aspect of that evening was the voracious mosquitoes. We were able to sample some wonderful Wisconsin cheeses.

The final evening dinner was held at the University of Wisconsin, with a beautiful view from the shore of Lake Mendota.

It was so wonderful to be able to meet so many people from all parts of North America, who work tirelessly to improve cycling and walking as forms of transportation. I hope to remain in contact with many of them. If any of them are coming to Vancouver, drop me an email.