Note: February 2nd is the correct date for the planning meeting. I originally posted the wrong date (Feb 7).
The 2nd Annual WINDY 500 dates are set!
The 2nd annual 500 mile, 4 day bike ride (not to be confused with the Trans-Europe “piece-of-crap-only” car rally taking in 22 foreign countries over 23 days) will be held on August 3-6.
Details are still sketchy, but we have at least 100% more riders, AND a support vehicle!! Having a sag wagon will make this a legit contender. I would not be surprised if both the Schleck brothers and Cadel sign on for 2013.
Now the planning begins. Where are we going?? Last year, we set some informal route guidelines in stone:
- Round-trip route must be a minimum of 500 miles over 4 days.
- Route must cross at least 1 state line.
Do we go back to the UP? If so, do we make the same stops, or head to a different destination? Do we go West (Waterloo, IA? Rochester, MN?) South (Saugatuck, MI? Danville, IL?) Straight through the Earth’s core (Beijing, China?) Which route do we take? Who’s in charge of the map this year (NOT me)?
You don’t even have to be a participant to take place in the planning. We welcome all input! Just show up at:
7677 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53213
February 2nd @ 7:00pm