Washington Co., WI – It is time for the annual Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s and this year the bicycle tour is an out-and-back pedal to Kentucky.
The destination is The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY. According to Google maps it is 446 miles, and I should be able to pedal there in two days.
Silly Google maps.
I expect it will take about 4-5 days… depending on Mother Nature. You’re welcome to follow along. In 2021 the tour titled ‘Following the demise of Bonnie & Clyde’ featured 17 days on the road and 1,113.22 miles from Louisiana to Wisconsin.
As in the past, the tour raises money for music and exercise programs at Cedar Community. It’s a 501c3 so donations are tax deductible, and the money stays local.
Below is one of the stories that popped up in my feed; it’s from 2017 when I spent about 3 weeks pedaling the Netherlands.
July 2, 2017 – Monster, Holland – My kind neighbors, Jan and Dineke, at the campsite just outside Monster, Holland.
A good introduction is to always ask for a bottle opener. Jan and Dineke were willing to oblige.
Our conversation ran the gamut from camping to health care to jobs and children and grandchildren.
Fun! The next morning Jan invited me over for coffee. “When do you eat?” she said. She brought out a roll and some slices of cheese, a box of chocolate sprinkles and a hard-boiled egg.
Jan was a foodie. I asked what food was unique to the culture in the Netherlands. She mentioned herring.
I already had a run in with that two days ago. I thought I was getting fried fish from a food truck. Instead, I was given raw herring and onions in a sandwich. I gave it back.
Raw herring. Something your grandfather liked with saltine crackers.
I mentioned my tour in New Zealand when the couple from the church took me in and served me kiwi as cultural cuisine.
I said we had those in the US, too, and then I ate it… skin and all.
“You ate the hairy outside,” said Jan.
“Yes,” I said as a chipper fitness foodie. “That’s where the fiber is.”
She looked at me and then at my plate. “I’m going to hate to see what you do with that egg,” she said.
To make that 2017 tour even better, I finished out the experience running into a guy named Elvis at the airport. Yes… it was THAT Elvis! Click HERE for the full story.
The 2022 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is raising money this year for music programming for seniors at Cedar Community, a 501c3, so all donations are tax-deductible.
Donate via the secure website through Cedar Community. Donations should be marked “Amazing Ride 2022.” Click HERE to make a secure online donation.
Checks may be made payable to “Cedar Community Foundation” with “Judy Bike Ride” in the memo line and mailed to 113 Cedar Ridge Dr., West Bend, WI 53095
Be sure to include the Federal Tax ID Number for the Foundation: 39-1249432
You may also find a downloadable donation form HERE.
Cedar Community is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.