Today’s Itinerary: 57 miles
8:00 a.m. Planting and dedication of the NYC 9/11 Survivor Tree at the Green Bay 9/11 Memorial
10:00 a.m. Rest stop at the Brussels Countryside Diner
11:45 a.m. Lunch at George K. Pinney Park
1:00 p.m. Arrive at Best Western Sturgeon Bay
6:00 p.m. Pig Roast / Polka Party at the Quietwoods South Campground Pavilion
Beautiful conditions for riding Thursday with dry, mild heat and light winds along the shores of Green Bay. We passed through many miles of corn, soybeans, and wheat. We enjoyed the peaceful ride through the rolling country and a lunch stop in Sturgeon Bay.
The day was officially pronounced Kraak day… as in Thom Kraak. Thom is a devoted tour support volunteer and entrepreneur who donated generously to tour riders today and throughout the week. Thom graciously hosted us for refreshments at his home on the route and organized a tremendous polka party with great food and camaraderie. We all truly appreciate the work Thom does for Tree Fund!
As a matter of interest, we have discovered that Jeff is a relatively common name and that odds are good that if you call a guy on this ride Jeff, he will turn around. At the polka picnic were able to assemble all of the Jeffs for a photo.
We covered almost 60 miles today. Tomorrow we turn it around and head down the shores of Lake Michigan for the longest ride of the tour at 120 miles. Looking forward to the challenge!