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VIDEO | Roadside personality across Washington County

Town of Trenton, WI – Pedaling the side roads across Washington County and discovered a trend towards local artwork that really adds personality to the landscape. Quite a few neighbors find unique ways to show off their colorful flowers.   There is also the very midwestern roadside stand for

Cedar Community is primary sponsor for this year’s Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

August 20, 2020 – Washington County, WI – The annual Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is currently under way with WCI editor Judy Steffes pedaling through beautiful Washington County and beyond. Cedar Community is the primary sponsor for this year’s Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. Your partnership in this event will

VIDEO | Roadside personality across Washington County

  August 20, 2020 – Town of Trenton, WI – Pedaling the side roads across Washington County there is a trend towards a lot of local artwork that really adds personality to the landscape. Quite a few neighbors find unique ways to show off their colorful flowers.   There

VIDEO | Comes with Baggage – A movie about the history of bicycle travel

August 16, 2020 – Probably one of the best videos that describes the exhilaration of bicycling cross country. The current Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is touring the townships of Washington County. Farms, Families and Faith. Click HERE to follow along.

VIDEO | Touring the Slinger Creamery

August 20, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Jamming a lot of historic landmarks into this little bike tour. Coming out of the Town of Hartford I climbed Powder Hill which is just south of Highway 60 and noted to be “the highest point in town.” According to the

Unique homes on Sconfinato Drive in Town of Erin

August 18, 2020 – Town of Erin, WI – Head south on Highway 83 and take a right on Mayo Road in the Town of Erin and you will come upon a subdivision that had very interesting intentions. The subdivision on Sconfinato Drive was started in the 1960s by

VIDEO | Touring the beer cave in Town of Addison

August 15, 2020 – Town of Addison, WI – Finding a beer cave in Fillmore earlier this week sparked my interest and rumor was there was another in the Town of Addison. Yellowstone Trail is the old road that winds back through Addison Center. The Addison House used to

Cedar Community is primary sponsor for this year’s Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

August 14, 2020 – Washington County, WI – The annual amazing ride for Alzheimer’s has officially commenced with a swift pedal by Judy Steffes through Washington County. Your partnership in this event will help to provide unique events and special activities for seniors at Cedar Community – right in

Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s – Touring the Townships of Washington County

August 14, 2020 – Town of Farmington, WI – Touring the Townships of Washington County was an idea presented by my friend Mary Moll. She made it super simple by handing over 15 maps courtesy of the Washington County Landmarks Commission. Following a memorial Mass for my father on

VIDEO | Touring the Vorpahl Farm in West Bend

August 14, 2020 – West Bend, WI – The 2020 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s got underway slowly on Thursday. Following a memorial Mass at Holy Angels for my father I quickly pedaled out to Cedar Ridge for a photo shoot and that’s where we filled our first farm family

2020 annual Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s tour announced

June 21, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – It is Father’s Day, my dad’s birthday and the first year he is not with us having passed July 18, 2019.   I have been asked the past few weeks where my annual bicycle tour will be this year and I

The 108th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic : April 15, 1912

April 15, 2020 – West Bend, WI – April 15, 1912 is the historic date of the sinking of the British ocean liner Titanic into the North Atlantic Ocean. In 2014 I flew to Nova Scotia to pedal home on my annual bicycle tour. On my first day in

VIDEO | On Palm Sunday a visit to El Rosario Church in San Salvador

April 5,  2020 – San Salvador – Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. It is the day Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem and a large crowd gathered. They laid palm branches across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of

A brush with the history of Elvis Presley

August 16, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Today, August 16, is the anniversary of the death of Rock n’ Roll icon Elvis Aaron Presley. The singer, born in Mississippi in 1935 was found dead on this date at his home in Graceland in 1977. It was June 2012

Logging 114 miles Indiana to Wisconsin

July 14, 2019 – Franklin, WI – Started the morning early at 6 a.m. to beat the 90-degree heat. Didn’t think I’d be wrapping up at 8:30 p.m. with 114 miles under my belt. Munster, Indiana and along the lake shore in Chicago, then to Kenosha was my intent.

Morocco, Indiana: Home of Hoosier hospitality

July 13, 2019 – Morocco, IN – Spent much of the day Thursday weaving my way north from Lafayette, IN towards Chicago with the goal to avoid Gary, IN, for safety reasons. I fell shy of Gary and rolled into Morocco, Indiana; a metropolis struggling to eke out a

VIDEO | Max’s Cubbard: Throwback diner in Lebanon, Indiana

July 11, 2019 – Lebanon, IN -You know  you’ve fallen into Mayberry when there is a Farmers’ Market on Monday evening across from the county courthouse and an IGA grocery on the corner. Two clerks dressed in dark blue IGA shirts stood at the end of their checkout lines watching

Fast-paced Gettysburg

July 10, 2019 – Gettysburg, PA – The amount of history represented in Gettysburg is phenomenal, if not a bit of a sensory overload. The grand statues, somber cemeteries, and stories of war, advancements, retreats and death. Lincoln Cemetery in Gettysburg was created by Sons of Good Will in

Drifting into Gettysburg, PA

July 7, 2019 – Gettysburg, PA – Dodged a number of horse apples on the highway as I made my way from Lancaster to Gettysburg, PA. The 62 miles could best be described as a “slog” or a ride with searing temps in the 90’s, growing inclines and harried

VIDEO | Bicycling into Amish country

July 6, 2019 – Lancaster, PA – A horse and buggy pulled out in front of me as I pedaled west on Hwy 23 toward Lancaster, PA on Friday. Aside from the clip clop of the hooves on the pavement and the traditional straw hats and suspenders, it’s the