Joanna Gellerman, Bike Wisconsin®
Spending time in the north woods of Wisconsin is a great way to spend your summer - it's not too hot and you have Lake Superior acting as an air conditioner on most days. This past year, some of the staff at Bike Wisconsin were able to pedal alongside their tour participants on a layover day in Bayfield, after taking the ferry.
So after breakfast everyone on the tour hopped on the Madeline Island ferry, with their bicycles, and sailed over a smooth Lake Superior waters to La Pointe (Madeline Island's only town). There the whole group took off on their bikes through the town and proceeded to pedal all around the island's smooth and mostly car-free roads.
After an hour or so of talking, laughing, racing and sweating the group came upon Big Bay State Park. There was no one there and the water was a beautiful, still blue, so everyone struggled out of their bike shoes and ran into Lake Superior. We swam and took a cat nap in the sun so our Lycra would dry and then headed back into town to grab some grub before the next ferry was scheduled to take us back to Bayfield.
It's indescribable the feeling of bliss being out with your friends on a bicycle, exploring a new place and really taking some time to live!
In 2014, Bike Wisconsin scheduled rides include GRABAAWR® - June 21-28; Bike Northwoods - July 12-18 and SAGBRAW® - August 2-8. Find out more at our website here. http://bikewisconsin.com/