Dodgeville, WI (PRWEB) July 22, 2010
Actor Betty White says to cyclists, “I dare you to find a more beautiful, more challenging ride anywhere. The Dairyland Dare is the best ride on the planet!” She then added, “I’ve been training for the 300 kilometer all winter, but darn it all, I have to work that day.”
The Dairyland Dare is a one day cycling challenge set in the sharp, steep hills of rural Southwest Wisconsin. On August 14, nearly 1,500 bicyclists will climb the hills of historic Mineral Point, WI en route to Ludden Lake and parts beyond in the quest to cover between 50 and 300 kilometers before the sun goes down. The hills in the area are not huge, but by the end of the day some riders will have climbed over 20,000 ft - the equivalent of Mt. McKinley.
White came to know Mineral Point, WI through her late husband, Allen Ludden a native of the small town. Ludden rose to fame as a game show host and television personality during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ludden and White met on the set of the game show, Password – he the host and she a panelist. The smitten Ludden proposed and pursued White until she eventually accepted. They were wed on June 14, 1963 and remained steadfastly together until his death in 1981.
White points out that the local volunteers who staff the event receive donations from the event proceeds for their clubs, organizations and charities. Dream Bikes, an organization that provides bicycles and work experience to youth in underserved neighborhoods, will have a tent set up at the event to receive donations of new and used bicycles and new and used bicycle parts.