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Hoofer Sailing Club Presents Guest Speaker

A guest speaker, Captain Paul Exner, will join the Hoofer Sailing Club in Memorial Union’s Great Hall on Wednesday, On Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. to present the intrigue behind his sailing vessel Solstice which was built by hand in the farm fields of Wisconsin.

Exner will also discuss the Caribbean’s allure that inspires the sailing expeditions he now leads. The event will be filled with photos, explanatory diagrams and interesting stories that educate and entertain the audience.

To learn more about Captain Exner and the Solstice, visit Modern Geographic’s website at: www.moderngeographic.com/expeditions.html.

Still Excited After Lance Armstrong's Visit?

Take a look at some of the great pictures taken by WISC-TV's David Douglas.

There is still a buzz Lance Armstrong's visit to the Ride the Drive event over the weekend.  

On a side note, Armstrong, we're told ate dinner at Lombardino's Restaurant on University Avenue.

Scenes From Madison's Ride The Drive

Thousands turned out for Madison's third "Ride the Drive" community event.  Lance Armstrong and Mayor Dave kicked off the ride at 10:30 AM at the Capitol Square.

Scenes From Madison's Ride The Drive

Thousands turned out for Madison's third "Ride the Drive" community event.  Lance Armstrong and Mayor Dave kicked off the ride at 10:30 AM on the Capitol Square.

City Leaders Preview Madison's 'Ride The Drive'

Thousands of bicyclists are expected to be in downtown Madison Sunday for the city's third "Ride the Drive."

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will kick off the event on the Capitol Square at 10 a.m.

"(Armstrong) has been to Madison quite a bit (through) his relationship with Trek. He loves this city and I explained the event to him and he said he was in; so we're looking forward to having him," said John Burke, Trek president and event sponsor.

Bicyclists on the 6-mile loop will head down State Street before traveling down John Nolen Drive and East Washington Avenue.

"The bicycle is a really simple solution to a lot of problems. Congestion, the environment, the obesity issue, and the bicycle is a really simple solution. It's also a great way to showcase the city of Madison," Burke said.

Officials said they expect as many as 30,000 to 40,000 bikers to participate in the ride.

Bike Vs. Car Accidents Near Law Park

Witnesses said that a bicyclist struck by a car near Law Park on John Nolen Drive appears to be OK, but the bike appeared to be pretty bent up.

Ironically, it happened not far from the advertisement for the weekend's Ride the Drive event, in which many of the downtown roads will be opened to bicyclists and closed to vehicles.

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