Celebrate the Driftless Rally!

and also join our early morning #IDIDARIDE (bicycle event)

Saturday, June 30th, 11 am – 3 pm

Registration link here: Celebrate the Driftless

Questions:  rallyinfo@celebratedriftless.org

GrandStay Hotel‘s back lawn

Live music!  Kids activities!   

In keeping with our “Ididaride” play on words with “Iditarod”. Judy Campbell of Dodgeville, will bring two of her sled dogs and two or three sleds to the GrandStay Hotel.  The dogs will be on harnesses and are quite friendly so interested children will be able to pet them. People can stand on the sleds and have their pictures taken.
Two local businesses, Cress Spring Bakery and Brix, will be on site selling their wood-fired pizza and hard cider.

Come to the Rally in Mt. Horeb at the GrandStay Hotel‘s back lawn to see friends, listen to great music, and enjoy local food and beer.   Help raise awareness about ATC’s unnecessary transmission lines proposed to blanket Wisconsin’s Driftless region. Find out what you can do to help oppose the 125-mile-long massive transmission line project.

Live music! Wisconsin’s award winning folk band, Listening Party plays from 12pm-2pm. A local teen play her fiddle at 11. Kids instruments available for toddlers to join in. Kids activities:  games, Face painting, and fun learning!

Visit the kids table to find out more about the unique geology and ecosystems of the Driftless region. Want to know why the Driftless region is such a national treasure?  Ask the 12 year olds!

Before the Rally


Biking East to Mt. Horeb (Uphill, then downhill from Blue Mound to Mt Horeb):

Dodgeville – 9:00 (25 miles; Kiosk address: 1500 N. Johns St County YZ, Dodgeville, WI)

Barneveld – 10:00 (10 miles)

Biking West to Mt. Horeb (Uphill):

Verona-10:00 (12miles; Kiosk address: 2565 Old County Rd PB,  Verona, WI

Riley Tavern-10:30 (6 miles)

Or join anywhere in between, especially if you have little legs with you!


Join us for EVP coffee and bagels before heading out! (Dodgeville and Verona)

Enjoy the Military Ridge State Trail, one of Wisconsin’s treasures.  Help us raise public awareness that the trail is threatened by the proposed transmission line. Join us at the Rally that begins at 11am.

Purchase a $5 day pass for the ride at  start locations or online https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/militaryridge/

Learn more about American Transmission Company’s (ATC) proposed 125-mile-long transmission line.  The southern route would start north of Dubuque, cross the beautiful Driftless region, and end in Middleton. ATC calls this proposed line the Cardinal Hickory Creek (CHC) line.    It would impact state parks, recreation areas, and tower over the historic Military Ridge State Trail.  ATC will need approval from Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission to construct these lines.  This line is not needed. Energy use is Wisconsin is flat or declining.  We are using more energy efficient appliances and switching to renewables. ATC, owned by five Wisconsin utility companies, is guaranteed a 10.2% return on this investment (>$50 million). They have an incentive to build unnecessary transmission lines.  Imagine putting up telephone poles when everyone is transitioning to cell phones.
Learn more at: DriftlessDefenders.com and WDPC2020.com

Read the latest Isthmus article entitled “The Grid to NoWhere” by Michael Le
nehan. https://isthmus.com/news/cover-story/argument-against-building-giant-transmission-lines/


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