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September 6, 2019 – September 8, 2019
The Potosi Tour de Pints is a three-day bicycle tour of the gorgeous (and hilly) Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin and portions of Iowa and far northwestern Illinois. This tour begins Friday, September 6th and finishes on Sunday, September 8th with camping and lodging options, music, food, and more provided at the basecamp each night: Potosi Brewing Company.
Day 1: Friday, September 6th, features a ride from Potosi south to Galena, Illinois. Galena is a beautiful community with rich history, and very popular with tourists. It’s just a few miles south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The ride heads down a variety of roadways from Potosi to Galena and then back, where music and entertainment await at the base a.k.a. the Brewery.
Day 2: Saturday, September 7th, you’ll ride southwest from Potosi to Dubuque, Iowa, crossing the Mississippi by bridge into the city. The ride returns to Potosi later that day, where more music, entertainment, and of course craft beer await.
Day 3: Sunday, September 8th includes a ferry ride across the Mississippi! You ride from Potosi to Cassville using Highway 133, cross the river on the Cassville Ferry to Turkey Creek, Iowa, ride to Guttenberg in Iowa, and then loop back to Potosi.
More details will be released as September gets closer.
Potosi Tour de Pints Basecamp Address:
Potosi Brewing Company
209 S. Main Street
Potosi, WI 53820
April 4, 2019 – April 7, 2019
Wheel & Sprocket hosts its 35th annual Wheel & Sprocket Bike Expo – the nation’s largest bike sale – at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center. This year, it takes place April 4-7, 2019! Over 2,000 bikes and thousands of accessories are on sale at the best prices of the year. Seminars and exhibitors are all around, too – let it get you in the mood for spring!
If you are looking for a new bike for you or a friend, this is the best time to buy at the lowest prices of the season, trade-in a used bike, or get all the necessary bike accessories you need to ensure you can “enjoy Your Ride!”
Bicycles are available for every type of riding from the best brands in cycling. Road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, cruisers, and more. Get amazing discounts on bikes for women and children, plus cycling apparel for all riders on clearance.
Check out the FREE Electric Bike Test Ride Course (sponsored by Bosch) to finally try out an electric bike, state of the art digital fit stations to ensure you get the right size bike, along with an Expo Women’s Night on Thursday April 4th (learn more).
Ready to upgrade your bike? Check out the Trade-In, Trade-Up used bike trade program that lets you Bring in your quality used bike and get a gift card for the trade-in value of the bike as appraised by Bicycle Blue Book. It’s a great way to recoup value from your old bike and make space in your garage for a brand new one!
Meet the experts and take advantage of the FREE Seminar Program with topics focusing for every kind of rider click to learn more.
Learn more about people to pedal with, places to explore, and reasons to rides that will make 2019 your year for cycling!
Admission is FREE. Hours are:
Thursday, April 4: 5pm – 9pm
Friday, April 5: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, April 6: 10am – 8pm
Sunday, April 7: 11am – 5pm
You’ll find the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center at the corner of Highway 59/Greenfield Avenue and Highway 181/84th Street just south of I-94 in West Allis. U.S. 18/Bluemound Road is just to the north, I-41/894/U.S. 45 is a mile and a half to the west and Highway 175/Miller Park Way is a few miles to the east.
Wheel & Sprocket Bike Expo Address:
Wisconsin State Fair Park Expo Center
640 S. 84th Street (Highway 181 @ 59)
West Allis, WI 53214
March 8, 2019 – March 10, 2019
You can comparison shop, test ride, accessorize, and buy from all 2018 bicycle brands in one place. The New Holland Pavilion comes alive with thousands of new bicycles, and bicycle company sales reps will be showing their 2018 lines at the lowest prices of the year. Don’t forget to checkout the closeout corral for amazing deals on older model, used, and demo bikes.
Admission is FREE to all – though the Alliant Energy Center does charge for parking – usually $7.
Every new bicycle purchase includes a LIFETIME WARRANTY and 2 Free Tune-ups*! *Electric bikes carry only the manufacturer’s warranty
Friday, March 8th Noon – 9pm
Saturday, March 9th 8am – 9pm
Sunday, March 10th 10am – 6pm
Midwest Bicycle Show & Sale Address:
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713