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Friday & Saturday, July 19th & July 20th, 2024

Join us for our 5th Annual Pedal Point Rally! Not only are we celebrating the rally, we will be celebrating Hostel Shoppe's 50th Anniversary, and it is also officially our 30th Rally, counting 25 Midwest Recumbent Rallies prior to this.  We will have some scenic marked bicycle rides with rest stops and sag service, local tours featuring fun activities, a Friday night band and catered dinner, bike and trike demos, a Saturday taco food truck, anniversary cake, kids games, and lots of fun and camaraderie! We will also be doing the Golden Envelope Contest, where you can purchase a 1-in-100 chance to win an ICE trike for $50!  Winner's will be announced during the rally on Saturday afternoon.  Once again, this year's event and the Golden Envelope Contest will be a fundraiser for the Spokes Fighting Strokes organization, whose mission is to reach every stroke survivor and show them that recovery is possible.  Don't miss this fun event for the whole family!

Bike and recumbent trike riders head out on a bike ride at the 2023 Pedal Point Rally.

Spokes Fighting Strokes was founded by Dan Zimmerman, who suffered a stroke in 2005 as result of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). Though recovery was difficult and took a long time, he is now able to do many things that were previously considered unattainable. His mission is to reach every stroke survivor and show them that recovery is possible! Through his Spokes Adaptive Cycling clinics, he helps stroke survivors gain independence, ability, hope, and freedom. The goal is to increase awareness about stroke and HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia), the cause of his stroke, and to make adaptive cycling available to the stroke community.  While he and his organization focus on overcoming the hurdles of suffering a stroke, his empowering message and the products he highlights can help a wide range of people such as those with traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, balance issues, limb loss or paralysis, or those on the Autism spectrum. 

All proceeds from the ride and registration will go to support their mission of doing cross country tours with a fleet of demo trikes and adaptive equipment allowing people to demo the equipment, answer questions and help them regain their freedom.

Picture of Dan Zimmerman from Spokes Fighting Strokes, sitting on his trike.

Image of the Spokes Fighting Spokes Trailer.

REGISTRATION INFO:  Rally Activities & Fees

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Full Weekend (Friday & Saturday) Includes: One Friday local tour of your choice, Friday night catered dinner and music (live band), Saturday morning tour of your choice, bike and trike demos, vendor booths, seminars, anniversary activities including axe throwing and event tote with swag including a Pedal Point Rally Commemorative Water Bottle.
Individual - $80
Family (2-5 people) - $150

Saturday Only Includes: Saturday morning tour of your choice, bike and trike demos, vendor booths, seminars, anniversary activities including axe throwing and event tote with swag including a Pedal Point Rally Commemorative Water Bottle.
Individual - $40 
Family (2-5 people) - $75

Extras:
Second Local Tour on Friday - $10

A young man models a t-shirt in Heavy Metal Grey with the colorful Pedal Point Rally retro design.
Event Commemorative T-Shirt - $20 
This limited edition tee in Vintage Heavy Metal rocks with comfort and retro style! It's also super soft, light-weight and breathable. Our super cool, vintage design celebrates Hostel Shoppe's 50th anniversary, the 30th anniversary of hosting recumbent rallies, and the 5th anniversary of the Pedal Point Rally. 




Early Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 30th, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. - Fees go up $10 after this date.

Online Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 18th at 5:00 p.m. - Register in person at the event after this time.
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Riders head out for Friday morning's tour.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Friday, July 19th, 2024

Rally Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Store Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Registration & Check-In: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Rides and Local Tour Schedule: 
Your registration includes entry to one tour, either the UW-Stevens Point Planetarium Presentation or Great Northern Distillery Tour. You may choose to register for BOTH tours for an additional $10 per person.

11:00 a.m. - Ride leaves for Planetarium 
Round trip from Hostel Shoppe to UW-Stevens Point campus is approximately 9 miles. This is a "No Drop" ride.  Be sure to bring a bike lock!

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Planetarium Presentation
Journey into the universe, inside the UW-Stevens Point Planetarium. UW-Stevens Point opens their shows to the public in the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium. The space consists of a 7.3 meter diameter dome that houses a Digistar Lite projector (installed in 2020). This immersive instructional tool is used for most astronomy courses at UWSP. Planetarium shows provide impactful experiential learning experiences. Themes are selected to educate the public on topics ranging from cosmic cycles to planetary systems, telescopes, dark matter, the history of space exploration, and more. 

UW Stevens Point Logo     Digistar Projector at the UW Stevens Point planetarium.     Image of the seating and star projector at UW Stevens Point Allen F. Blocher Planetarium.
Photo Credits: Courtesy of UWSP

1:00 p.m. - Ride leaves Hostel Shoppe for Great Northern Distilling
1:15 p.m. - Ride leaves UWSP for Hostel Shoppe
1:20 p.m. - Ride leaves UWSP for Great Northern Distilling
Round trip from Hostel Shoppe to Great Northern Distilling is approximately 9 miles. This is a "No Drop" ride.  Be sure to bring a bike lock!  For riders looking to enjoy both tours, the round trip is approximately 12 miles.

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Great Northern Distilling Tour
Great Northern Distilling elevates the cocktail to an art form. As the region’s first distillery, they are committed to small batches using high-quality ingredients from local farmers, including local potatoes for its iconic vodka. Along with their iconic vodka, Great Northern Distilling has released a rum, a vanguard whiskey, a rye whiskey, and a gin. Enjoy a private tour, sample their iconic drinks and even have a Pedal Point Rally custom cocktail. Must be 21 to participate in this tour. 

Great Northern Distilling Logo     Image of the lit up bar at Great Norther Distilling, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Photo Credit:  John Hartman, Contemporary Photography     Image of people enjoying cocktails at the bar at Great Norther Distilling, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Photo Credit:  John Hartman, Contemporary Photography
Photo Credits:  John Hartman, Contemporary Photography

3:40 p.m. - Ride leaves Great Northern Distilling for Hostel Shoppe

Friday Night Catered Dinner & Live Music: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday Night Buffet Style Dinner Catered by Dill Dahl Deli.  Menu includes 1/3 pound Slow Roasted Hand Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich or Homemade Meatless Mo (Vegetarian Sloppy Joe), Homemade Creamy Pasta Salad with Veggies, Creamy Coleslaw, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Fresh Fruit and Cake Cookies.  When registering, please let us know if you need a vegetarian or gluten free option.

Image of Dilly Dahl Deli's logo.     Image of a BBQ pulled Pork sandwich.     Image of a fruit tray.

Photo Credits:  Dilly Dahl Deli

Live Music from Ramshakel, featuring classic rock cover music and originals to please your eardrums!

 Image of Ramshakel's logo, local Stevens Point band.     Image of Ramshakel playing. 

Photo Credits:  Ramshakel

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Rally Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Store Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Registration & Check-In: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Morning Tours:  Mass starts at the Hostel Shoppe. 

  • 8:00 a.m. - 40 mile start time
  • 9:00 a.m. - 15-20 mile start time
  • 10:00 a.m. - 8-10 miles start time

Enjoy routes that will be approximately 8 to 10 miles, 15-20 miles and 40 miles with sag wagon service on each route. Marked routes will be east of Stevens Point on beautiful, scenic, lightly traveled roads.  The Hostel Shoppe will provide an excellent Saturday tour experience complete with marked routes, sag wagon service, and more. 

Rally riders head out on the afternoon tour.

Demos and Test Rides:  10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Test ride the latest in electric bikes, trikes and e-trikes!

Food Truck Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Taco Street Food Truck - A local taco food truck that is sure to be a palette pleaser!  Menu coming soon!

Image of Taco Street Food Truck.     Image of tacos, salsa and limes     Images of quesadillas, sour cream and salsa from Taco Street Food Truck.
Photo Credits:  Taco Street Food Truck

    Seminars:

    To Be Announced

      Exhibitor Booths:

      To Be Announced

        Fun and Games:   

        11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.- Just for the Kids!
        Water Balloons, Super Soakers, Yard Games, and other fun activities! 

        A young girl in a small swimming pool fills a super soaker.

        1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.- Mobile Axe Throwing Booth - Section 715 Throwing Co.
        Learn multiple different games to play or free throw.  "Axe-perts" from Section 715 Throwing Co. will teach you how to throw axes and give you a full safety briefing and coaching.  Open to participants 8 years old and above who are capable or throwing a hatchet determined by Section 715 staff.

        Section 715 Throwing Co. logo.    Image of the mobile axe throwing booth at an outdoor event from Section 715 Throwing Co.
        Photo credits: Section 715 Throwing Co. 

        Rally Sponsors:

        Presenting Sponsor
        Catrike Logo
        Trike Sponsor

        ICE Trikes Logo

        Water Bottle Sponsor

        TerraCycle Logo


        Rally riders get ready for the Saturday morning tour.

        Directions:

        Directions to the Hostel Shoppe

        Accommodations:

        Due to the typical high volume of summer activities and events in July, we suggest you make lodging reservations as early as possible.

        Hotels in Stevens Point & Plover

        • Comfort Inn Plover - (715) 952-9941 - 1560 American Drive, Plover, WI 54467 – 4.4 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Comfort Inn Website - Complimentary Breakfast Buffet, Free WiFi, Indoor Swimming Pool & Whirlpool, Exercise Room 
        • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson - (715) 345-7000 - 301 N. Division Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481 – 7.4 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Country Inn & Suites Website - Complimentary Breakfast, Free WiFi, Lending Library, Pet Friendly, Complimentary Cookies & Tea 
        • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - (715) 341-5110 - 5110 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481 – 3.4 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Econo Lodge Inn Website - Free Continental Breakfast, Free WiFi, Restaurant, Lounge/Bar, Pet Friendly, Indoor Pool 
        • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott - (715) 342-9300 – 5317 US Hwy 10 East, Stevens Point, WI 54482 - 2.4 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Fairfield Inn Website - Exercise Room, Free WiFi, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Guest Laundry, In Room Coffee, Free Breakfast Buffet 
        • Hampton Inn Plover - (715) 295-9900 - 3090 Village Park Drive, Plover, WI 54467 - 4.5 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Hampton Inn Website - Complimentary Hot & Cold Breakfast Buffet, Free Wi-Fi & Parking, Free Pool, Hot Tub & Fitness Room Access 
        • Holiday Inn Stevens Point – Convention Center - (715) 344-0200 - 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54482 - 2.3 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Holiday Inn Website - Kids Stay & Eat Free, Free Wi-Fi & Parking, Free Pool, Hot Tub & Fitness Room Access, Restaurant & Bar, Convenience Store 
        • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - (715) 344-0000 - 1100 Amber Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54482 - 2 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Holiday Inn Express Website - Free Breakfast, Free WiFi, Pool, Spa, Fitness Center  
        • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham - (715) 344-1900 - 4917 Main St, Stevens Point, 54481 - 4 miles from Hostel Shoppe - La Quinta Stevens Point Website - Free Breakfast, Free WiFi, Pool, Spa, 24 Hour Fitness Center, Pet Friendly 

        Bed & Breakfasts in Stevens Point & Amherst

        • Artha Sustainable Living Center - Bed & Breakfast - (715) 824-3463 - 9784 County Road K, Amherst, WI 54406 - 18.7 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Artha Website
        • Dreams of Yesteryear Bed & Breakfast - (715) 341-4525 - 1100 Brawley St., Stevens Point, WI  54481 – 5 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Dreams of Yesteryear Website

        Camping near Stevens Point & Amherst

        Portage County Parks - (715) 346-1433 - 1903 County Rd Y, Stevens Point, WI 54482 - Portage County Parks Website

        • Jordan Park, 5800 Jordan Rd, Stevens Point, WI 54482 – 7.5 miles from Hostel Shoppe
        • Lake Emily Park, 3968 Park Drive, Amherst Junction, WI 54407 – 9.6 miles from Hostel Shoppe
        • Collins Park, 2711 County Road I, Rosholt, WI 54473 – 15.8 miles from Hostel Shoppe
        • DuBay Park, 4501 County Road E, Junction City, WI 54443 – 22.1 miles from Hostel Shoppe
        Hartman Creek State Park - (715) 258-2372 - N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, WI 54981 – 24.3 miles from Hostel Shoppe - Hartman Creek State Park Website

        Other Resources:

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        2023 Pedal Point Rally Wrap Up

        A big "Thank You" to all of our sponsors (Catrike, ICE Trikes, T-Cycle, Azub, Greenspeed, TerraTrike, Specialized Bicycles, Festival Foods, Kwik Trip, Thrivent and Rudy Rack) for helping to make the 4th Annual Pedal Point Rally a huge success! 

        We would also like to thank Feltz Dairy and Point Brewery for some fantastic tours! 

        Thanks to Ambrosia's and Kambrays Mobile Restaurant for fantastic food!

        A "Big Thanks" to Trevor Roark of Curbwise, the Velonauts of Wisconsin and Drew Thacker from ICE Trikes for their informative and entertaining seminars!

        And a huge thank you to everyone who registered for the ride, donated online and participated in our Golden Envelope Contest!

        Through everyone's generosity, we were able to raise $10,237.40 for Spokes Fighting Strokes!

        Dan Zimmerman will be able to continue carrying on his mission of helping introducing adaptive cycling to people who have had strokes and other life altering injuries, disabilities and balance issues. Getting people cycling again and on the road to recovery gives people purpose and freedom!

        View the 2023 Pedal Point Rally Google Photo Gallery

        View the 2023 Pedal Point Rally Recap on YouTube