moxie barn brunch

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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!

Stay Sassy…

Team Moxie