On Friday evening, six Poky Pedalers enjoyed a nice bike ride and some yummy sweets on the monthly TGIF Dessert Ride.
From the Stevens Point downtown square, we rode our usual route over to the path through Pfiffner Park and then up to the loop around the pond in Bukolt Park. We were in Bukolt Park as the sun was setting, but unfortunately the skies were completely overcast (contrary to the weather forecast), so we missed out on a chance to view a nice sunset under a silvery half-moon. Continue reading
There’s another TGIF Dessert Ride this Friday evening, so make your plans to share Bike Fun on this family-friendly Poky Pedal.
The TGIF Dessert Ride meets Friday August 21 at 7 PM on the Stevens Point downtown square. (If there is an event on the square that prevents us from meeting there, we’ll meet one block north in the MSTC parking lot.) From there, we’ll ride a 3-mile loop along the riverfront path through Pfiffner Park to Bukolt Park and then retrace our path. We’ll end at a place where we can purchase dessert and share the company of Poky Pedalers. Continue reading
On Saturday afternoon, eight Poky Pedalers explored the north side of the Village of Plover. Although the temperatures were a bit on the warm side, there was a gentle breeze that kept us comfortable as we poked around. On our 12-mile loop, we discovered that when you get away from the main thoroughfares, the village has plenty of calm streets through scenic neighborhoods that make for a pleasant afternoon of bicycling. Continue reading
This Saturday, Poky Pedalers have a Bike Fun opportunity that will allow you to explore the northern portion of the Village of Plover.
The Poke-Around Ride – Plover North will meet on Saturday August 15 at 12:45 PM in Little Plover River Park near the tennis courts. From there, we’ll head off on a 12-mile loop bicycle ride on calm streets and non-motorized paths that will highlight scenic, historical, and whimsical spots scattered around the north side of the village. Continue reading
Our final Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic for the year took place yesterday evening. Our combination of bikes, a delightful park, picnic food, sunshine, and perfect temperatures made for a splendid evening of Bike Fun.
From Goerke Park, seven Poky Pedalers rode southeast through Iverson Park, taking the gravel Green Circle path to Patch Street. From there, we made our way over to Bush St and headed west to our mystery park destination, Morton Park. Continue reading
Tuesday brings more Bike Fun on the Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic. Poky Pedalers can again look forward to a nice bike ride coupled with a delicious feast.
The Poky Pedaling Potluck Picnic meets on Tuesday August 11 at 5:15 PM in Goerke Park near the entrance to the swimming pool. From there, we’ll ride 3-to-5 miles on calm streets and non-motorized paths to a mystery park location that is different each time. At our picnic destination, we’ll unpack all the goodies that we carried on our bicycles and sample from all the delicacies provided. Continue reading
Earlier this evening, fourteen Poky Pedalers shared a delightful evening of Bike Fun on the monthly Poky Pizza Pedal.
After gathering at Point Area Bicycle Service, we charted a course towards the neighborhoods northeast of downtown beyond the UWSP campus. Our 4-mile bicycle ride on calm streets and non-motorized paths allowed us to admire the wonderful neighborhoods in that area. The comfortable sunny weather made our excursion all the more enjoyable. Continue reading
Our final Poky Pizza Pedal for 2015 is this Wednesday. Poky Pedalers certainly won’t want to miss this opportunity to share pizza-inspired Bike Fun.
The Poky Pizza Pedal will meet on Wednesday August 5 at 5:15 PM at Point Area Bicycle Service (1311 Strongs Ave between Main and Clark in downtown Stevens Point). If you need a shot of air before we ride off, just ask inside PABS and John, the resident bicycle genius, will be happy to pump your tires up at no charge. Continue reading
On Friday night, eleven Poky Pedalers combined a pleasant bicycle ride with scenic parks, picturesque river views, and scrumptious desserts in sharing Bike Fun on the TGIF Dessert Ride.
The scene on the Mathias Mitchell Public Square in downtown Stevens Point awaiting the start of the TGIF Dessert Ride
From the Stevens Point downtown square, we headed towards Pfiffner Park and the Wisconsin River. Because the path through Pfiffner has become somewhat unpleasant due to the meanderings of our local waterfowl, we took the “goose poop” detour on Crosby and Franklin before accessing the waterfront path. Although not quite as charming as the path along the river, these are still very calm streets with attractive views of the park and the river. Continue reading
The family-friendly TGIF Dessert Ride returns this Friday evening. A casual bicycle ride along the Wisconsin River through a couple of Stevens Point’s most scenic parks will be followed by a trip to a dessert place near our starting location.
The TGIF Dessert Ride meets Friday July 24 at 7PM on the Stevens Point downtown square. If there is an event on the square that prevents us from meeting there, then we’ll meet one block north in the MSTC parking lot. Continue reading