Thursday, January 7, 2010

Walker Announces New Transit Plan*

OK, I was just kidding, but Walker's announcement really is a cool thing:
County Executive Scott Walker invites the public to the opening weekend of Door County Sled Dog rides at Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., in front of the open-air pavilion near the Brady Street Bridge, this weekend from 11am to 1pm. Door County Sled Dogs is made up of a team of 4 to 6 adult Siberian Huskies and is operated through a Milwaukee County Park partnership with Bonnie Ulrich and Rick Desotelle.

The cost for a sled ride is $10 per child and $15 per adult. The public is invited to get acquainted with the sled dogs, view them in training at Veterans Park, learn about the sport of mushing and hear about everything from sled rigging to the art of pedaling. Participants should dress warmly and bring their cameras.

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is planning to operate the dog sled rides (weather permitting) into the month of March. Ulrich and Desotelle previously operated sled dog teams in Door County and Havenswood in Milwaukee County. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information visit or call the Door County Sled Dog hotline for up-to-date information and snow conditions at (414) 967-9677.
Here's a little know fact: Milwaukee County used to have its own dog sled team, but due to Walker's cut backs it was downsized just a bit:

*The joke title came from a friend via email.

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