Mad-Warren Drive

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Schoneslanders!  Get your rides and riders ready for the MadWarren season-opener on Saturday, April 10th.  This half-day excursion has been the Region’s opening drive since 2008, only interrupted in 2017-18 while most of these great roads were being resurfaced.  And now, one of the best stints of the ride, which was just resurfaced late last fall will be added back in to this year’s event.  

Final details for the 2021 MadWarren Drive have been put in place with a couple of twists in the route and a new, very exciting lunch destination at the end of the trail.

This year’s tour through Madison and Warren counties will begin at the MACHINE SHED west parking lot, located next to the Living History Farms at Hickman Road and Interstate 35/80. A short driver’s meeting will begin at 8:30 AM with departure at 9 AM. Please plan to arrive in the parking lot with a full tank of gas before 8:30 to sign waivers before the meeting. If you want to have breakfast prior to the drivers meeting, please arrive in plenty of time. The restaurant opens at 7 AM.

We will have two pit stops during the drive and will finish this tour at Pyra Pizzeria in downtown Norwalk. This charming restaurant is located in an old brick building that was originally an auto repair service. The rustic interior is home to a brick wood-fired oven that bakes all the pizzas and most of the sandwiches. The ingredients are sourced from Italy and the pizzas and sandwiches look fabulous. You won’t be disappointed in the food.

We expect to arrive at our lunch destination between 12:30 and 1 PM. We will have our own room for up to about 30 people and the remainder will be seated in an adjacent outdoor patio, weather permitting. If the weather is no fun, we’ll seat the overflow in their main dining area. So, don’t forget your masks! They are required when you’re not seated. No exceptions. To learn about this amazing restaurant and see their menu, please go to www.pyrapizzeria.com.

All you have to do to join in the fun is text or email Jeff David that you’re going at 515-229-5616 or jeff.t.david@gmail.com. Please indicate how many will be in your car for a lunch headcount before Thursday, April 8th.

Let’s get these cars out on the road and have some fun!

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