Monday, April 7, 2008

And the hits just keep comin'!

Last Friday I got a call from Tim down at Momentum Bikes in Platteville. He told me about Badger Camp, located just a few miles from the shop. It seems that they're interested in developing some more trails on the camp land itself. The main office for Badger Camp is located in Platteville, so it makes sense that they'd call Tim first. Tim's got a few other trail systems to think about down there to even consider driving an hour to work on another, hence the call on Friday.

I was glad to hear from him, and took his advice and drove up to the Badger Camp site on Sunday. WOW. We ran into Carrissa, the camp director, and talked to her about the camp itself, the programs they run, what happens there in the off season [Boy Scout camps, etc. = trail building scout badges!], and what they're interested in from me/us. Talk about a beautiful setting. And the potential there is just stunning. 630 acres. Two ridges. And LOTS of available terrain for building trails. I really look forward to exploring the possibilities there further.

Lisa is super excited about the camp activities and adaptive cycling too. I could hardly tear her away from the internet last night. She found lots of neat adaptive cycles. I think she was more excited about this whole deal than I am. Very cool!

Hearing and seeing news like this last two posts has me all fired up and happy about opening the shop in town here. I can't wait for people to start discovering what we'll have down here. I'll be sure to keep y'all updated as to what's happening on the trails here as news comes down the line. These next few years look REALLY promising.

And this isn't even touching on the cool stuff happening up Viroqua way with Vernon Trails and the HPT crew. Hoo boy, SW Wisco is gonna blow up soon!

1 comment:

Guitar Ted said...

"SW Wisco is going to blow up soon."

Yes! It's about time, don't you think, Marty? I mean, this area has been soooo ripe for mountain biking that it's almost impossible to believe that it's taken almost 30 years for it to catch on there. Amazing!

Boy Scout Camp, eh? Tell em about Camp Ingawanis mountain biking, if you haven't already. That should be encouraging for them.