Do it real big: the Chris Vogts memorial ride

A memorial ride is being organized to honor Chris Vogts, who was tragically struck and killed on his bicycle on a ride from Madison to New Orleans earlier this year. Chris worked at Budget Bicycle in Madison, and was beloved by riders across the not only for his signature red beard, but also his incredibly cheerful demeanor and passion for all-things bicycling.

From the ride’s site:

It’s happening in T-9 days, y’all.

The Christopher “Red” Vogts Memorial Bike Tour, Madison to New Orleans. 

Please join us on the first night of this journey. We will ride about 26 miles from Madison to New Glarus State Park for camping and remembering before a small group heads south along the Mississippi River Trail to finish Red’s last ride.
WHERE: Meet at Budget Bicycles (1230 Regent St, Madison WI).

WHEN: Saturday, November 2nd at 11:00 am and returning Sunday afternoon when you’re ready.

BRING: YOUR BICYCLE, camping gear, food/drink for the evening and morning, stories, sounds, music, yourselves.

**Note: This first leg of the ride is almost entirely on dedicated bicycle trail and it’s beautiful — a perfect opportunity to bring friends or family who are new to bicycle camping or longer distance rides. They will NOT be disappointed 🙂

Ride out with us to experience the pure joy of cycling and the freedom of traveling on 2-wheels that Red knew so well. 

With questions, thoughts, or to RSVP, check out our Facebook event!



One thought on “Do it real big: the Chris Vogts memorial ride

  1. I pass the Chris Vogt Ghost Bike memorial everyday on my way into Vicksburg. We have had some pretty nasty wind storms this past year or so and now the bicycle hangs at a precarious angle from broken limbs in the tree. The sign is no longer hanging where it can be read from the roadway. I hate to see this but don’t know who to contact locally to have them correct the situation. Perhaps someone in your offices has local contacts with a cycling group here that could re-hang the bike and sign?

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