Patricia Bray (pbray) wrote,
Patricia Bray
pbray

In praise of Madison

Just back from the annual bike trip, where we had a fantastic time. Madison, Wisconsin lived up to its reputation as a bike-friendly city. Not only do they have an extensive network of bike paths and bike lanes, but even out on country roads the drivers are incredibly patient and respectful of cyclists.

Carolina Tailwinds remains our favorite company to travel with. Great people, great bikes, and they think of everything, so all we have to do is pedal and enjoy.

Already plotting our trip for next year. In the meantime, here's where we've been so far:

2016 Best of Madison, Carolina Tailwinds
2015 Middle-Tennessee, Carolina Tailwinds
2014 Coast of Maine (Acadia), Discovery Bike Tours
2013 *no trip*
2012 Big Sur--Monterey to Santa Barbara, California, Backroads
2011 Santa Fe/Taos, New Mexico, Bicycle Adventures
2010 Outer Banks North Carolina, Carolina Tailwinds
2009 Black Hills South Dakota, Timberline
2008 Northern Shenandoah VA, Carolina Tailwinds
2007 Crater Lake Oregon, Bicycle Adventures
2006 Canadian Rockies Alpiner, Timberline
2005 Historic Quebec, Classic Adventures
2004 Bryce/Zion Alpiner, Timberline
2003 Finger Lakes, Classic Adventures
2002 Blue Ridge NC, Carolina Tailwinds
2001 Nova Scotia, VBT
2000 Mid-coast Maine (Camden, Castine), VBT
1999 Nantucket weekend, Easy Riders
1998 Middlebury VT weekend, VBT

Trips before Stacey became my personal trainer :-)
1996 Kerry Ireland (9 day), Easy Riders
1995 Maryland Eastern Shore, VBT
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