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.
Delaford to Milwaukee, WI

Date: 2006-09-11


Looks like another rainy day. We rode south on 83 for 5 km to connect back to the Glacial Drumlin Trail. It was a nice paved trail all the way to Waukesha. We then had to navigate a few city streets, but they were not very busy. We reached the start of the new Berlin Rail Trail. It was rainy quite hard and the path was covered with water. With the reflections of the electrical towers, it gave me the illusion I was floating down a small stream! The trail ended in the middle of a golf course. We were able to ride through and connect to the Oak Leaf Trail, which was a marked trail that circumnavigates the city of Milwaukee. Some of it is on paths along the river and some is on quiet residential streets. It is signed, but was hard to find the signs sometimes, since there was no consistency in where they were placed. The last part of the ride was on Michigan Aveneue, right thru downtown Milwaukee. There was a lot of construction going on and the traffic was slow. It was laso pouring rain the entire way to the hotel. After changing clothes, we went in search of food and drink!