When you need a last-minute activity for the whole family, Heavy Pedal Bicycles in Manitowoc has you covered.
Heavy Pedal Bicycles patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the S 8th St location.
The Capitol Pedaler was designed and built by a Dutchman in bicycle-happy Amsterdam before arriving in Madison to whisk travelers around town in eco-friendly style. Lovingly referred to as “The Big Red Bike”, it adopted its signature hue state-side in honor of the Wisconsin Badgers, and frequently takes breaks from escorting pub-crawlers and wedding parties to ferry fans on game day. Capable of accommodating up to 14 passengers, with the recommended group size of at least six–eight pedalers the vehicle typically cruises at 5–7 miles per hour—the perfect speed for drag racing local steamrollers.
Prechosen routes include excursions to the zoo or the Old Sugar Distillery, making up to three preselected stops en route at local bars, public parks, and coffee shops. While alcoholic drinks aren’t allowed on the foot-powered party bus, passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy between stops, and can blast premade playlists of party songs or favorite commercial jingles courtesy of an on-board stereo with iPod and mp3-player connections.
Cater to your sweet side with help from ice cream shop The Buffalo Grove Cycle and Ice Cream Emporium, a lovely addition to the Buffalo Grove neighborhood of Buffalo Grove.
Fed up with difficult parking? At The Buffalo Grove Cycle and Ice Cream Emporium, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
When you are craving a creamy treat, swing by The Buffalo Grove Cycle and Ice Cream Emporium and scoop up some ice cream.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead may be famous for this quote, but the women of the Whitefish Bay Garden Club brought it to life. Back in the spring of 1965, a group of 25 garden-club members came up with the idea for a local environmental education facility. They hit the ground running, and Riveredge Nature Center was established in 1968.
A lot has changed in the years since, but the nature sanctuary's mission remains the same: educate today and preserve tomorrow. Read on to learn more about how Riveredge stacks up by the numbers.
Although it began as a 72-acre plot of land, Riveredge Nature Center now spans 379 acres. The sprawling sanctuary is home to the 47-acre state natural area with a creek and pond, plus 10 miles of hiking rails. Its diverse landscapes include 28 acres of planted prairie, 7 deciduous forest types, and 1 fen.
With so many ecosystems, it's not surprising that the nature sanctuary not only features 23 types of soils and 580+ plant species, but a wide range of wildlife—including 186 bird species, 26 mammal species, and 7 species of anurans (think frogs and toads). Thanks to this hybrid, Riveredge has hosted more than 40 research endeavors to date.
It's not just scientists who are learning at Riveredge, though, thanks to a range of educational offerings. Visitors can stop by the education and visitor center for a look at the 4.2-kilowatt solar-energy system. More formal learning options include adults' Science for Everyone seminars, 90-minute summer adventures for kids, and 2 tree-climbing clubs.
First a teacher, and then a stay-at-home mom, Melissa Spredemann turned to indoor cycling to help her get into shape. With 12 years of experience under her belt, she decided to become certified to teach others the exercise form she loved so much. Just one year into teaching, she knew she wanted to pursue her passion full-time, so she opened Velocity Cycling Studio to share stationary cycling's benefits with others. She handpicked a team of instructors, each chosen for their commitment, enthusiasm, and innate ability to bike while not covering any distance. Melissa made the conscious decision to open a niche gym, focusing on indoor cycling and only indoor cycling. In the studio, an army of Spinner NXT bikes with SPD clips seats students as they bike through poses, drills, and movements designed to mimic outdoor riding. Thumping tunes pump up pupils as they ride, keeping them motivated to pedal to the upbeat tempos. Unlike big-box gyms and arranged friendships, Velocity Cycling Studio never requires a contract—guests simply pay per ride.