Author Archives: Denny

Route: Fredericktown to Bidwell Creek Rd Loop

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This is a 49 mile loop begins at Fredericktown Court Square and heads northeast for 6 miles of pavement before a transition to gravel, then pavement and back to gravel. The route heads north to Martin Rd then a left at Hwy T then a right onto the main attraction, an 11 mile gravel road, Bidwell Creek Rd. This is… Read more »

Route: 3 County Road and Gravel Ride

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This 44 mile route begins at Fredericktown Court Square and heads northeast for 6 miles of pavement before a transition to gravel, then pavement and back to gravel. In Perry County the road transitions to pavement and continues to Yount Township. There is a turn-around at the intersection with J Hwy. The route returns along BB but turns north for… Read more »

New Bike Racks Installed!

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Thanks to the hard work of Jackie Ward at the MU Extension 4-H program, Fredericktown now has new bike racks for cyclists to safely lock their bikes to! Two have been installed on the Court Square and one at Rotary Park. Another will be installed at the new ballpark in the future. The Democrat News has a great story about… Read more »

Route: Northeast Madison County Gravel Loop

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Our first route begins in Fredericktown and is paved for the first 6 miles. At that point it transitions to gravel and then back to pavement and then again back to gravel. The route takes the rider into the northeast corner of Madison County and the Mark Twain National Forest. The gravel ranges from smaller gravel over packed dirt road… Read more »

Local and Regional Cycling Routes

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We’re bringing a new feature to the website: Cycling Routes! These will be a mix of pavement and gravel routes with descriptions and maps. They’ll begin and end in Fredericktown. We’ll be using Ride with GPS to embed the map of the route. You can view the route and map via the web or, if you have the Ride with… Read more »

June Update

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It’s been quiet here for a few months! As we were just getting started Covid-19 hit and as a result our project was put on hold. But we’re still here and still making plans. Stay tuned for updates soon. In the mean time, be sure to check our Facebook page as it is updated regularly! One bit of regional news… Read more »

Presenting to City Council and County Commission

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On Monday 2-24 we presented to both the Fredericktown City Council and the Madison County Commission. It was a great start to the project! Ashley Bales, Shanna Sorg and Jacqulyn Ward from the County Extension were there to help present current 4H and ongoing Extension office work as well as in support of Livable Streets and Spokes and Folks. I… Read more »

Our Facebook Community Page

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Thanks to Ashley Bales at the County Extension office we’ve got a new Facebook community page! She set it up and will be posting and moderating content there along with Bryce Aubuchon. A big thanks to both of them for taking that on! As we update this news blog with our upcoming activities we’ll also be updating the Facebook page… Read more »

Project Introduction

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This project and site have a personal beginning that I thought I’d share in an abbreviated form. To begin, my name’s Denny Henke and, for better or worse, I’m the fella that is pushing this little get-up down the hill (and maybe up a hill or two). The project got it’s start in early January 2020 after I got on… Read more »

New site!

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Welcome to the new Spokes and Folks website and blog. I’m still sorting out what kinds of things will be posted here as opposed to content that will be posted in more permanent pages which are linked at the top navigation of every page. Stay tuned for more.