Area Volkssport Association "Dairyland Walkers", an affiliate club of
the American Volkssport Association (AVA), is a non-profit
organization with 501(c)(3) status. Our sole purpose is to promote
physical fitness by sponsoring non-competitive sports events in safe,
The Dairyland Walkers sponsor
year-round and seasonal walks as well as special one or two day
events. Year-round and seasonal events can be done any time by going to
the designated start point, registering, getting the map and route
directions and doing the walk. Although walks are the principle
activity of the Madison club, bike, swim and cross-country skiing
events may be sponsored on occasion. All events are non-competitive.
You participate at a pace that is safe, comfortable and enjoyable for
As with many volkssport clubs, the Dairyland Walker allow participants
to do an event for free if they do not desire an award and do not wish
IVV/AVA credit. They must, however; register, carry and return a
completed official Start Card.
|Who May Participate? Anyone
may participate. You don't have to be a member of a Volkssport club,
but we'd love to have you. (More information
about joining the Madison club here.) There are no age restrictions.
Children under the age of 12 are to be accompanied by an adult, and a waiver
must be signed for minors to participate in the bike event.
register by signing the log book at the START LOCATION listed for each
event, pay fees if credit is desired, complete a start card, and take a
map with directions. Even if you participate for free, the start
card must be carried during the event and turned in at the finish.
These are pins, patches, etc. designed for a specific
event. An "A" award is one for the
current year. A "B" award was designed for a previous year or
for a different event.
Award and IVV Credit --- $7.00. (May vary depending on award.)
"B" Award and IVV Credit --- $5.00.
No Award, IVV Credit only -- $3.00.
award or credit ------------ Free
All AVA sanctioned walk and bike events have a trail
difficulty rating assigned to the route. The rating is in two
parts. The first part is a numeric value (1-5) that describes
the total cumulative amount of incline along the route. The
second part is an alphabetic value (A-E) that attempts to describes
the terrain the route passes through.
and rest rooms are available at the starting point of all events and sometimes
on the trail.
Madison Area Volkssport Association, the AVA, and starting point businesses
are not liable for accidents, thefts, personal injury and/or material damage.
All attempts will be made to create a safe and enjoyable event. Participants
accept the guidelines of AVA Volkssport events and agree to observe the
principles of good sportsmanship. Each participant is asked to sign
a waiver from liability before the walk.