Sporting Activities
Carol Gavigan

carolAugust Bike Rides

Bike Trail Courtesy:
• Yield to slower users (bikers and walkers)
• Obey the rules of the trail
• Use a bell, horn or voice to indicate your intention to pass

 

Sunday, August 6 - 1:15 pm., Oak Leaf Trail/Northeast (Judy & Keith Hauerwas)
A beautifully paved, mostly flat ride starts at 1:30 pm at Spanky’s Hideaway, 5208 W. County Line Rd., Mequon. We will ride south to Veterans Park/Art Museum. There we will rest with water and bathroom break, then head back to Spanky’s for food and drink. Total round trip ride is approx. 20 miles. Leaders: Judy Hauerwas, 414-333-4712 and Keith Hauerwas, 414-333-4713.

 

Sunday, August 13 – 1:30 pm (Long Ride); 2 pm (Short Ride), Bugline Revisited)
bikeMeet at baseball park on Hwy. Y (Lannon Rd. just north of Good Hope & Hwy.74 to parking lot on east side of road). Long ride is 24 miles starting at 1:30. Short Ride is 14 miles starting at 2pm. Bike seven miles from Mile Marker 4 to just past Mile Marker 11. Stop at Lisbon Community Park for bathrooms and water. Across from park is Bark River Pier. Stop to checkout ducks and swans that frequent that area. Those on the Long Ride will continue to the end of the trail, west end of North Lake in Merton, Mile Marker 16, five more miles. Those on the Short Ride will return after the stop at the Pier. The Bugline is a smooth, paved, flat trail. Afterwards meet at Brisco County Wood Grill (Hwy 45 & Hwy Q) for food and beverages. Questions? Call Pat or Cindy Hummer, 262-781-5235.

 

Sunday, August 20 – 1:30 pm, New Berlin Trail
Meet at the parking lot on Springdale Rd between Greenfield & Lincoln where the trail and a railroad track crosses Springdale. We’ll bike six miles east on the New Berlin Trail to Greenfield Park and seven miles on the Oak Leaf Trail between Greenfield Park and Whitnall Park. Total ride is 26 miles for the longer ride or 12 miles for those who wish to turn around at Greenfield Park. We’ll dine at about 4:30 pm at the Neighbors Bar and Grill, S16W22255 Arcadian Ave (Greenfield Ave). Questions? Call Bill Gaertner or Betty Riley at 262-574-3648.

 

Sunday, August 27 – 1:15 pm, Racine Urban Bike Tour
Meet at Washington Park Golf Course. From I94, exit Hwy 20 (Washington Ave) and head east for seven miles. Continue through the West Blvd. intersection, then turn left (12th St) down the hill. Parking is on the right. This 12-mile round trip ride is on paved trail with an occasional street and a few hills. Ride starts at 1:30 pm. We will ride along the Pike River Pathway to the lakefront and then head north on the Lake Michigan Pathway passing North Beach and up the hill to the Racine Zoo. Carol and Mike will host a cook-out at their home afterwards at 2820 Wexford Rd. (on the way out of town). Cost for the cook-out is $3. Questions? Call Mike Mitchell or Carol Gavigan at 262-632-1922.

 


 

Gruezi: Welcome to New Glarus! Fri., July 21 – Sun., July 23 (Wait List Only)

This trip is full, but we are accepting registrations for the wait list. Enjoy a biking weekend in Green County, WI. Our home base is the Chalet Landhaus Inn, New Glarus, full of traditional Swiss hospitality and charm. Your two-night package (July 21-22) includes double occupancy accommodations with a full breakfast buffet included both Saturday Sporting activities Carol Gavigan 7 and Sunday mornings, plus a welcome party on Friday evening. The Sugar River State Trail is right out the back door of the hotel and intersects with the Badger Trail just east of Monticello. For those who prefer road biking, there are many paved country roads. New Glarus offers restaurants, specialty shops (including the New Glarus Brewery), gift, art and antique shops along with golfing. Price is $175 per person, double occupancy. Call to find out availability: Joyce Szulc at 262-886-9328 or Jim Stephens at 262-694-2115.

 


 

Golf Scramble Fun Returns at Songbird, Too!

WHEN: Sat., August 5 WHERE: Songbird Hills Golf Club TIME: Registration at Noon; Golf Warm ups and Putting until 12:45 pm; Shotgun Start at 1 pm.

Sign up alone, as a twosome, threesome, or foursome. We’ll make up foursomes where needed. COST: Only $68 for 18 holes with cart, prizes, and buffet dinner. Or $52 for golf only, or $17 for guest dinner. Send check, payable to VSSC, with an Event Coupon, to include names of others you want to play with, to: Ron Sonntag, 9406 N. 107th St., Milwaukee, WI 53224. Indicate if you are signing up for golf and dinner, golf only, or dinner only.

 


Lake Tichigan-Fox River Cruise Sat., August 19 12:30-4:00 Open Now
We’ve chartered a forty-person party barge for the afternoon. Trip includes lunch with beverages, guided tour, and even a stop at a sand bar for swimming. The pontoon boat has a covered top for shade and bathroom facilities on board. We leave from the River City Marina, 230 N. Milwaukee St., Waterford. Parking is available on the street and parking lot. Directions: South on I43, exit onto south Hwy. 164, right on Hwy. 36, right on Main St., right on Milwaukee St. Marina and restaurant are on the left.

After a pleasant afternoon on the water, why not finish with dinner at the Docs on the Fox Roof Restaurant next door? Dinner is on your own, but reservations are required. Cost is $25 for this lovely afternoon in western Racine County. Send Event Coupon and check, payable to VSSC, to Roz McHugh, 5850 N. River Bay Rd., Waterford, WI. 53185. Questions? Contact Roz at 262-914-1033 or email roselynmchugh@yahoo.com, or Colleen McClary, at 262-492-5128.


 

Whitnall Park Picnic/Bike/Walk Sun., September 3

Join the fun onLabor Day weekend at Whitnall Park, area 7. Picnic 10:30 am until dusk. Get there early if you want a picnic table. Bring food, drinks, utensils, plates, chair, table, table cloth, grill, cards, camera, games, and other picnic accessories. Share table will open about 2:30 pm.

Hike, walk, play cards, games, or just chat and meet new people. Bring a dish/snack to share if you eat from the share table. Bike/ walk starts at 12:30 pm. The large parking lot is west of picnic area 7 across from the children’s playground. Do not park on the grass. Park on the street east of the picnic area if the lot is full. $1 donation. Questions? Call Sue Cummings at 414-421-6248.


 

2017 DOOR COUNTY WEEKEND Sept. 21 - 24 – Limited to 40 people. Why not plan to spend a fantastic weekend in Wisconsin’s upper East Coast, in Door County with your Vagabond friends, the group that loves biking, golfing, tennis, sightseeing, partying and so much more. We will be staying at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor, on the shore of beautiful Lake Green Bay. Closing date will be September 1.

Lodging is based on double occupancy. The Two-night stay starting Friday, the 22nd, inland-view room is $180 per person; Harbor-view room is $202 per person; or 2-bedroom cottage for 4 people is $173 per person; this includes 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner. The Threenight stay starting Thursday, the 21st, Inland-view room is $269 per person: Harbor-view room at $302 per person; or a 2-bedroom cottage for 4 people is $259 per person; this includes 3 breakfasts and 2 dinners.

When sending in your reservation, please designate your entrée for the Saturday evening dinner from the following choices:

  1. Broiled Atlantic Salmon w/Sour Cream Dill Sauce
  2. Door County Cherry Chicken, Grilled Boneless Breast, on Wild Rice Pilaf
  3. Rib eye Steak, Baked Potato

 

GOLFING ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 920-868-3232 direct. Call for 9- and 18-hole green fees and tee times. A Special rate of $70 for a 2-day pass, or $100 for a 3-day pass, of unlimited golf is available only to Alpine Guests. Golf cart rental is extra.

Send your completed Event Coupon, and email address or a SASE (BUSINESS SIZE), and check made payable to VSSC. Mail your reservation to Sherry Dobson 15600 W Ridge Road, New Berlin, WI 53151. Questions? Contact Sherry at 262-786-1569, OR Jean Dueling at 414-321-0258. TRANSPORTATION IS ON YOUR OWN.


 

Bowling 2017–18 The 2016 – 2017 bowling season just ended with 38+ bowlers having a super time one Sunday evening a month. Now it’s time to plan ahead to the 2017 – 18 season.

Our Vagabond bowling league is a non-sanctioned league that bowls at Bluemound Bowl located at 12935 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield. We usually bowl the first Sunday of each month from September through May. You can join the league as a single, couple or a team of four. The cost is $115 for the season which includes 27 games of bowling, a sweeper at the end of the year with prizes and food, and a good time with your fellow Vagabonds.

To join the league, just send a check for $115 made payable to VSSC, a completed Event Coupon (include the names of the Vagabonds you would like to bowl with), and a SASE to: Michelle Dloogoff, 2810 West Mill Rd., Unit G, Glendale WI 53209-3239. Questions? Call Michelle or Frank Berg at 414-540- 1411 after 5 pm, or leave a message. SEE YOU AT THE ALLEYS!

Sunday, August 27 – 1:15 pm, Racine Urban Bike Tour
Meet at Washington Park Golf Course. From I94, exit Hwy 20 (Washington Ave) and head east for seven miles. Continue through the West Blvd. intersection, then turn left (12th St) down the hill. Parking is on the right. This 12-mile round trip ride is on paved trail with an occasional street and a few hills. Ride starts at 1:30 pm. We will ride along the Pike River Pathway to the lakefront and then head north on the Lake Michigan Pathway passing North Beach and up the hill to the Racine Zoo. Carol and Mike will host a cook-out at their home afterwards at 2820 Wexford Rd. (on the way out of town). Cost for the cook-out is $3. Questions? Call Mike Mitchell or Carol Gavigan at 262-632-1922.


 

9-Hole Golf/Fish Fry, Fri., September 29, Blue Heron Restaurant, Edgewood Golf Course
Years ago a group played every Friday at Edgewood in Big Bend. A different nine holes were played each week and went out for a fish fry afterwards. As we repeat this tradition of golf/fish fry, please join us. Edgewood is located at W240 S10050 Castle Rd., Big Bend, WI 53103. We will be on the Pine or Oaks course. Tee times begin at 3:16 pm; with room for 24 golfers. Cost with cart is $24. After golf we will go to the Blue Heron Restaurant on Big Bend Dr., in Big Bend.

Dinner is on your own. One may sign up to play golf and dinner, golf only, or dinner only. If golfing, send a check for $24 payable to VSSC and Event Coupon to Betty Altenburg, 206B N. Musquequack St., Burlington, WI 53105. Include information as to when you’d like to tee off and with whom you are playing. We will pair up single golfers. We will be making dinner reservations for 6:30. Questions or to sign up for dinner only, call Betty Altenburg, 414-828-5024.