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If you’ve never attended the legacy that is Whitewater, WI’s 4th of July Festival, you’re missing out on some serious magic. Dating back to the 1890s, this festival (that runs for four days of the 4th every year) has been encouraging community collaboration and play, generation after generation. It’s considered one of the biggest 4th …

Have you been wondering what Heritage Day is all about? We sat down with Kori Oberle (member of the Whitewater Federation of Women’s Clubs-WFWC and Senior Director on the Bassett House Board) and picked her brain about what’s behind this fun day coming up Sunday, June 23rd. While Heritage Day is new this year, it’s …

Trail bicyclists will find two popular mountain biking trails (John Muir and Emma Carlin) within 15min of Whitewater, WI (1hr from Madison or Milwaukee and 2hrs from Chicago). They offer loops ranging from beginner/easy to difficult, with ups and downs to challenge experienced mountain bikers. Both feature rough, natural, single-track trails and stunning surroundings that …

It’s clear that Liz and John Sotherland are about play when you walk into their store. It’s colorful and full of fun signs, the most poignant: We’re serious. Get outside and play! After talking with them for a few minutes, you can tell that you have full permission to laugh and be silly. BicycleWise is …

When you walk into Quiet Hut Sports, you’re not only walking into a bike store, but you’re walking into a piece of history. The front window display houses a 1952 Hornet and a Debutante. A collectable Jack Taylor sits on a shelf high above the checkout counter. There are ten unique mannequins decked out in …

Whitewater, WI is nestled within rolling country roads, acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, pine woods, and hardwood forests making it a hotspot for biking–both on-road and off-road. The various trails take you in and around the Ice Age Trail and Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit. More and more cyclists are hopping on their …

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