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 Door County 2009 

                                                                                                                                                                            By Laurie Allshouse

As veterans of five Pedal Across Wisconsin - Northwoods weeklong rides, tour leader Dr. Pedal encouraged us to go on his weekend tour to Door County.  But with a 1200 mile commute, it just didn’t seem feasible.  For 2009, it was a pleasant surprise to see a week long tour of Door County offered.  Here was an opportunity to visit with old friends and make new ones in a new area of Wisconsin.  121 riders housed in two hotels spent two days riding around the Sturgeon Bay area.  For the next three days our bags were expertly transported by BUBHA (Brotherhood United Baggage Handlers of America), aka Don and crew, to three hotels in Sister Bay.  We rode our bikes along water front villages, and passed through farm land which housed alpacas and camels.  An invisible line made the temperatures fall 10 – 15 degrees when getting closer to the coast line.  A trip to Washington Island aboard a ferry boat was enjoyed with the biggest cycling group the ferry boat captain had seen this season.  Food stops and Ice Cream 101 were manned by the PAW crew so expertly; it was hard to believe that six people could take care of such a large group.

 We had a great time and look forward to joining our 6th PAW Northwoods tour in August.


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