Cow-to-Cow 2000

As many of you know, my husband Jay & I have previously gone on fund-raising bike trips for Habitat for Humanity. Each trip was 500 miles long and we were able to raise $1500 to $2000 for Habitat each time.

We have been unable to participate in the last several rides because of scheduling. So this year, I've decided to do a solo ride of about 950 miles during the only time I can -- the heat of August.

I have contacted UCC churches along the route and hope to stay with members of their congregations on the way through. For those of you inclined to worry, rest assured. I will be traveling with a cell phone for emergencies and will be traveling along routes approved by the Adventure Cycling Association. If it proves too much, there's always car rentals!

The Cow-to-Cow idea came about because of a desire to cut short the number of miles I'll need to bike in North Dakota. While looking at a map, it occurred to me that New Salem (40 miles from my parents' farm) boasts the world's largest Holstein. Since I'll be riding the Terry "Moo" bike which is painted like a Holstein, it seemed only fitting to end the ride there. It was only a hop, skip, and a moo to next decide that I should start the ride at the Golden Guernsey cow in Waukesha!

--Donna Kummer

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