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Featured Tour
Staff Update
Links of the Month
2010 Shuttleguy's
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WISPRIDE (Wisconsin Parks Ride)

Theater & Arts


(Bike Ride Exploring Wisconsin)

Mississippi River Trail Ride

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January, 2010
Welcome to our new online newsletter.

What's New?

2010 Registration Now Open
Shuttleguy staff is working  on the websitebike200X127 for the 2010 season. We've dealt with the snow here in Wisconsin and are ready to think BIKING!

Registration services on all tours is open. Click the tour on the list to the left to register.

Shuttleguy at Madison Bike Swap this Saturday, Jan 9.
If you happen to be going to the annual Bike Swap this Saturday at the Alliant Center make sure to stop by our booth and say Hi! We love to talk bike touring. To find out more about the swap, click here.

Featured Tour: ShuttleguyTours Tri State Ride

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This ride highlights many of the most scenic areas of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. As you ride the challenging route, you will experience spectacular hilltop vistas, ride along meandering streams, and enjoy small town charm.

And the riding is only part of the draw. Riders will enjoy visiting many local highlights.

You start in McGregor, Iowa, nestled along the Mississippi River between towering bluffs.  Come early to explore the natural beauty, learn about the local history and experience a great mix of small town charm with a touch of big city flair. Get a taste of the local flavor at the winery and brewery. Visit the local casino or experience local culture at the Mar Mac Arts Center. Hike to unmatched views at Effigy Mounds National Monument and Pikes Peak State Park.

Then it's on to Potosi, Wisconsin. Visit the local museum,bike200X127 Passage Thru Time, and learn why Potosi is known as the "The Catfish Capital of Wisconsin". You won't want to miss the newly opened Transportation Museum, the National American Breweriana Museum (ABA) and the new opened National Beer Museum, see how beer is made and sample some of the local brew!

The next day, you are on to Galena, Illinois, where you'll spend two days giving you plenty of time to explore. Kayak and canoe, visit local museums and meander through downtown Galena's shops, galleries and restaurants. Discover why Forbes Traveler named Galena one of the "ten prettiest towns in America". Then it's on to Dyersville. The rich history and the beauty of the area can be seen in the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. This Catholic churches gothic architecture will take your breath away and is only one of 52 in the United States. Of course, Dyersville is also proud to be the home of the Academy Award nominated film Field of Dreams.  Have your photo taken as you run the bases or on the pitching mound as you wind up to throw that special fastball. Leave time to visit the Farm Toy Museum, the Dyer-Botsford Doll Museum and Becker Woodcarving

We'll complete the loop by heading back to McGregor, biking along the Mississippi River visiting Guttenberg and Pikes Peak State Park.

Lots to do and see on this 230 mile tour. Click here for the complete itinerary!

Register early to insure you are part of this ride in 2010!

TRIPS for KIDS benefit
During the month of January, Shuttleguy will donate one dollar for each new person who signs up for our email newsletter, follows us on Twitter, or becomes a fan on Facebook.
Trips For Kids® (TFK®) is a non-profit that provides bike outings and environmental education for at-risk youth. More than sixty Trips For Kids chapters have opened the world of cycling to over 50,000 at-risk youth. TFK combines lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills, and the simple act of having fun.
Send this newsletter to your friends and family and have them follow us by following a link below. Help give at-risk youth an opportunity to enjoy biking.

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Learn more about TRIPS for KIDS here.

Staff Update
rw Rick Wojciak
We are happy to welcome on board Rick Wojciak as our new Manager and Tour Director. Many of you may have known his predecessor, Victoria. Rick started his new position in early December and is quickly coming up to speed with our systems and tours.

Rick's first exposure to Shuttleguy was as a client on the 2006 RAGBRAI. He was so impressed by the Shuttleguy operation that, after retiring from a 31 year career with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, he gave Tym a call checking to see if there were any openings. He was hired in 2008 as part of tour support staff working the Tour de Wyoming and the Harvest Ride. This year Rick worked with the Tour de Wyoming, Bike Tour Colorado, RAGBRAI and the DALMAC 5 DAY UP tours.

Rick is an avid bicycle touring enthusiast with a dozen of the types of rides listed above under his wheels. In 2007, he circumnavigated of the State of Wisconsin and last year rode the TransAm, self-supported cross country ride, from Yorktown, VA to Florence OR.

"I'm excited about being part of the Shuttleguy Team and  continuing the excellent service the company is known for providing. I experienced it myself in 2006 on RAGBRAI! My touring background will help me relate to our customers and  assist them when making decisions", Rick says. This fall he added a mountain bike to his stable of five bicycles.

Tym Allison, company founder, says, "Rick will be a great asset to our company. Feel free to send him an email or give him a call with any of your questions".

You can contact Rick at or at 608.341.6089.

 Links of the month:

Each month we will be passing on a few links that we thought you might enjoy or find useful.

Team Radio Shack Bike - See the look of the new Team RS Madone frames and how they are painted and decaled.


Performance - Viewed by over 1 million people. A humorous look at getting the lightest bike possible by MC SpandX. 

- Need help staying motivated in the off-season? Want to chart your workouts? Use dailymile to keep track of your progress. Integrates with Twitter and Facebook.

Shuttleguy specializes in superior bicycle touring services for bicyclists with discriminating taste. Let us make life easy for you this summer on one of the many tours we support.
Tym Allison
Shuttleguy and ShuttleguyTour Bicycle Tours