Moxie Sighting! // Moxie lady wearing our latest style in Madison, WI!
This cyclist was lucky enough to get in on the pre-sale of our 2013 line we debuted during RAGBRAI week. We are still coming up with creative names for our latest styles – leave a comment if you think you have a good match for this one!
In the Twin Cities & across the country // The first ever Moxie Barn Brunch Ride!
The weekend finally came for our first official Moxie Cycling hosted ride and it was great fun! Moxie’s Barn Brunch ride was held in the Madison, Wisconsin area and had pretty good turnout considering it was a busy Mother’s Day weekend. Here is our group ready to ride Saturday morning:
The weather was forecast for a possible sprinkle in the morning, but we got lucky and it turned out to be a pefect day. There were clouds on and off, but the temperature wasn’t too hot or cold and made for great riding weather. After meeting and greeting at Phitness Plus, we took off on the lower portion of the Capital City Loop [the highlighted section below] which connected us to the Badger State Trail, where we went South all the way past Belleville.
From just South of Belleville, we had on hand our so-called ‘people mover’ to take us to the famed Burr Oak Farm Barn another 20 miles off the trail so we could avoid the rolling country hills that were lacking a shoulder.
The ‘People Mover’
There we had a filling lunch of grilled brats, cheesey potatoes, fruit, and of course, gourmet Dulce de Leche cupcakes! Before we got back on our bikes for the return trip there was a tour of the Burr Oak Farm barn.
View from the front of the barn
The two-story barn was originally built in Chicago, Illinios for use at the World’s Fair in 1893, making the barn 119 years old, yet it is still in great shape.
Lithograph advertising the Chicago Day
celebration at the fair which commemorated
the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
(CHS ICHi 14835)
A big thank-you to everyone who joined us on the ride and we hope that you enjoyed yourselves! Also, a late Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there!
In the Twin Cities & across the country // Getting prepared for our Moxie Barn Brunch ride in Madison on May 12th!
Mark your calendars! Saturday May 12th is Moxie Cycling’s Barn Brunch Ride, taking place in the Madison, Wisconsin area and YOU are invited. Roughly 25 miles each way, the ride will begin in Madison and head south on the Badger State Trail. The destination will be a gorgeous 100 year old barn where we will have brunch and good company provided before heading back to complete the 50 mile ride. All levels of cyclists are encouraged to join! This will be an informal & free-to-attend event meant to get you ladies back on two wheels. Let us know you are coming or if you have questions via our Facebook page!
In preparation, I did a portion of the ride yesterday afternoon and brought my lovely mother along with me. The conditions were not ideal; there were wind gusts above 25 mph and we did get rained on here and there, but it was still a warm day and we still had an enjoyable ride. Here is Terri ready to ride:
Terri in her Moxie jersey & Trip wanting to come along
The scenery is rolling countryside, several horse farms, happy cows, and lush fields. Along the Badger State Trail there are many wooden bridges that cross over twisting creeks and offer good places to stop and take in the fresh air. The trail itself is packed dirt/gravel and easy to ride on with both big and skinny tires. Occasionally it can become muddy if there has been a heavy rain recently, but generally the trail is very well maintained and easy to ride. The path goes from Madison through Fitchburg, Basco, Belleville, and eventually all the way to New Glarus and Monticello. A pass is required to use the trail which you can get at the start of the trail via the registration box or at local convenience stores, $4 for one day or $20 for the season. The above photo is from the Belleville section of the trail.
Save the date and come back soon to find more details about Moxie Cycling’s Barn Brunch Ride on May 12th. Bring your Mom for something fun to do on Mother’s Day weekend, or recruit your girlfriends for a good way to get outside and active. Guys are welcome to come as well, as long as they bring a female +1!