Archive for April, 2015

Introducing CrossRoads

Posted by Doug Shidell, April 14th , 2015.

Bikeverywhere is proud to announce “CrossRoads,” ¬†a new game for bicyclists. ¬†CrossRoads incorporates the best of geocaching, crossword puzzles and scavenger hunt, and it’s all done on a bike.

The rules are easy: Find the map clue on the mobile CrossRoads map. Toggle your phone to the CrossRoads Puzzle to check the clue, then look around. The answer may be a sign, natural feature, a bench or part of a piece of artwork. Enter your answer in the CrossRoads puzzle and move on to the next clue.

It’s that easy, but don’t rush off to the next clue. CrossRoads is as much about exploring as it is about finishing a puzzle. Each CrossRoads is designed to show you around and maybe introduce you to a few things you didn’t know existed.

Try our first puzzle at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds has over 20 tree trunk carvings. Find them using the CrossRoads map, then check the clues for the correct answer in the puzzle. Get started at the Fairgrounds CrossRoads page on Bikeverywhere.

This is a new game, so I’m looking for feedback. Contact me with suggestions, comments and feedback.

Enjoy the game.

Doug Shidell

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Madison to Devils Lake State Park

Posted by Doug Shidell, April 7th , 2015.

Merrimac Ferry Devils Lake 3 Devils Lake 2

Interested in bike touring, but not ready to take on the full journey? Try the Madison to Devils Lake overnight. It’s only 35 miles one way, so if you pack the wrong gear or the weather turns bad, just call a friend or family member. They’ll be less than an hour away.

This route takes you down paved low traffic roads through farm country and small woodlots, crosses the Wisconsin River on the free Merrimac Ferry and ends at Devils Lake State Park, one of Wisconsin’s most popular state parks. Spend the day lounging on the beach, swimming or hiking, then return the next day. Ambitious riders can extend the tour by visiting Baraboo, WI, home of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus World Museum.

Madison to Devils Lake State park

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