September 24, 2011 – 2011 Fall Color Biking Festival
On a picturesque Wisconsin Fall Saturday, more than 650 mountain bicyclists assembled on the John Muir Trails in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest to participate in the Annual Fall Color Festival sponsored by Trek, Wheel and Sprocket, and the LaGrange General Store/Backyard Bike Shop. The event raises money for the ever-popular John Muir trails and is hosted by WORBA. The Southern Kettle Moraine Forest DNR receives all of the proceeds after expenses for maintenance on the mountain bike trails.
Whitewater – John Muir Trail (262) 495-8600
September 24, 2011 – Family Wellness Expo
The day starts off with a group walk. Then enjoy demonstrations, talks, and exhibits throughout the day. Healthy refreshments and food will be available.
September 24, 2011 – Go With The Flow at the Market
Celebrate the living history of the Rock River at the Fort Farmers’ Market Saturday September 24 8am-12pm. Learn about the history of the Rock River as well as ways you and your family can enjoy and conserve this beautiful waterway. In addition, kids will enjoy plenty of fun activities including a Bouncy House, petting zoo and a hayride around downtown Fort Atkinson. Over 40+ regular market producers will be on hand in addition to our 15+ Arts Saturdays Artists and Artisans. Enjoy live music, delicious treats and the City Wide Rummage Sale.
Fort Atkinson – Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River – 1 block off of Main Street across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library
September 24, 2011 – Rockman Challenge Sprint Triathlon
Start the race with a paddle on the Rock River beginning at Tivoli Island. This first three mile leg will take you through Watertown on the water. Make sure you check out the three large city parks and businesses along the paddle. Also, make sure you read the river properly. Go too far out of the channel and you will add significant distance and time to your race. Cut a corner too sharp, you may have to push pole. Just above the dam, exit the water, river left, and carry your gear 75 yards. Re-enter the water below the dam and paddle to the boat launch next to Bethesda Lutheran Communities – about a mile. Did you notice the historic bridges? How about the geese?
»BIKE: This is a challenging but still a reasonable 13.5 mile route. Some hills and some flats, sure to please every level rider. You may notice how quickly you get into the country, another small town treat. The rolling glacial terrain of Jefferson County offers remarkable views on this route. Was that the same goose flying overhead that you saw during your paddle?
»RUN: Now begin your three mile trail run. Certainly not as hilly as the bike ride but equally as challenging. Take notice of Bethesda’s grounds…you’re helping support them right now! The wooded portion – Camp Matz – offers the chance to observe deer, squirrels or other wildlife. Get to the edge of the woods and look for the ducks, cranes and other nesting birds. Was that the same goose over your head?
»OBSTACLE: A short run with a twist. It is only a quarter mile but it contains a military style obstacle course complete with Drill Sergeants and a swing over a water trap. Lastly, grab your RockMan Challenge Burlap Bag, put both feet in and holding the bag above your knee line, get to the finish line. Congratulations, you just completed the RockMan Challenge!
Follow the country roads that surround Waterloo, and you’ll come across Island Church, a Wisconsin registered landmark built in 1863. Early settlers to this area from Bohemia and Germany called this St. Wenceslaus Church, after the king of Bohemia, and you can relive history on St. Wenceslaus Day through an authentic Catholic mass in the tradition of the early 19th century and other historical activities on church grounds.
Waterloo – Island Church Rd & Blue Joint Rd, Waterloo http://www.waterloowi.us/comm/community_icf.php?page=home
September 25, 2011 – American Legion Pancake Breakfast
Katie was the Executive Director of the Lake Mills Main Street Program from 2011 to 2019 and was the Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council. In 2019, she retired to explore a new fashion degree and travel throughout the world. Katie was also a writer and contributed a great deal of copy for our website and printed guide. She was a great asset to our organization and we'll miss her!