a full-day integral bike trek Grafton: Lime Kiln Park to Milwaukee: Estabrook Park Beer Garden
Dates of Grafton-Estabrook Interurban/Brown Deer/Oak Leaf trails bike treks:
- Saturday 22 May 2021 hike
- future treks TBA
Beginning from Lime Kiln Park in Grafton on the Milwaukee River, this trek follows the Interurban Trail (re-purposed railroad line)
to Milwaukee County's Oak Leaf Trail system (via the Brown Deer connector) to the Estabrook Park Beer Garden in Milwaukee (and back).
Here are some links to more information about these unique Wisconsin trails and these particular treks.
Download the registration forms and equipment list in particular.
>> Grafton: Lime Kiln Park info
>> Milwaukee: Estabrook Park info
>> Official Ozaukee Interurban Trail website
>> map of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail (PDF)
>> map of the Brown Deer connector
>> map of the Oak Leaf Trail
>> equipment list for integral bicycle treks (PDF)
>> registration form for 8 May 2021 bike trek (PDF)
"The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a roughly 40-mile (64 km) long rail trail in Ozaukee, and Sheboygan Counties, in Wisconsin.
The south end of the trail is in Milwaukee County but only runs 1 mile through the county.
"It uses the abandoned right-of-way of The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company interurban passenger railway
line which ran from Sheboygan to Milwaukee. The southern end of the trail is at Bradley Road in Brown Deer which connects
to the Oak Leaf Trail, and its northern end is at DeMaster Road in the Village of Oostburg, Sheboygan
County. It runs through the communities of Brown Deer, Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton,
Port Washington, Belgium, Cedar Grove, and Oostburg." (Wikipedia)
We will be riding the segment from Grafton to the Brown Deer connector and then onto the Oak Leaf Trail.
"The Oak Leaf Trail (formerly 76 Bike Trail) is a paved 108-mile (174 km) multi-use recreational trail which
encircles Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  Clearly marked trail segments connect all of the major parks in the Milwaukee
County Park System with a ribbon of green." (Wikipedia)
We will begin at Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, WI. From there we will bike South along the
Interurban bike trail, continue on the Brown Deer Rec trail connector onto the Oak Leaf Trail to the Beer Garden at Milwaukee:
Estabrook Park, where we will pause for lunch and some mid-day journal work (participants will be responsible for any purchases
made at the Beer Garden, and for being able to ride back to Grafton after any such purchases). After lunch, we will return to
one of the picnic areas at Lime Kiln Park for supper. There are restrooms at either end of the trail.
On registration, each participant will receive "before you go" materials including trek information, map(s),
and journal work to do before the day of the trek. At the site, participants will receive a metal water bottle,
journal notebook and pencil, hand sanitizer and wipes, and a disposable facemask (all yours to keep). We'll provide
a bag lunch and cooked supper as well. See the registration form above for a complete description. The writing exercises are drawn
from a number of proven approaches, all with the intention of facilitating your awakening. This Integral Trek will work your body,
calm your mind, and lift your spirit!