March 24, 2020 Announcement
As a result of today’s “Safer At Home” Executive Order, BCAW is hereby cancelling the Wisconsin Vintage Alleys Tour, scheduled to be held on April 26, 2020.  We will be processing refunds this week for all registrations received and processed. If you have recently mailed in your registration, we will return it back to you to include your payment method.

Wisconsin Vintage Alleys Tour
Next tour will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020 departing from the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Ride in West Allis (I94 & 76th Street).

Our scheduled itinerary will be:
9:00 a.m. Depart the Park & Ride
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Holler House – Milwaukee
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sanders Super Bowl – Milwaukee
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Shorewood High School – Shorewood
5:00 p.m.  Return to the Park & Ride

The Wisconsin State USBC has a block of hotel rooms already reserved in the Milwaukee area for their Women’s State Tournament.  Click here for a listing/map of their hotels which may be used by our guests coming in from out of town.  Please refer to the booking instructions on the list.

Longing for ‘good ol’ days’ of bowling?  Do you wish for wooden lanes, human pinsetters,  scorekeeping with a pencil?  Or do you just love bowling history?  Wisconsin has a proud heritage of bowling.  Take a break from all the modern gadgets and gizmos, and come explore & bowl in some of bowling’s historic landmarks.

BCAW hosted the first ever tour of vintage bowling alleys on October 31, 2017.  The event was a big success in terms of providing opportunities for four of our members to showcase their business.  All were excited with the concept and welcomed our group during our stop to bowl as part of the scheduled 11 hour journey through Jefferson & Dodge counties.  The stops included Strikes, Spares & Spirits in Iron Ridge, Ley’s Bark River lanes in Sullivan, The Fort Atkinson Club and Cornerstone Palmyra Bowl in Palmyra.  

Then in 2018, we visited The Fort Atkinson Club, Black Earth Lanes, Scott’s Rio Lanes in Rio, Juneau Lanes, Bruce’s Bar & Bowl in Valders, Baugniet’s Badger Bowl in Mishicot and T & O Lanes in Oshkosh.  And in 2019, we visited Mally’s Spare Time, Algoma Pizza Bowl, Sister Bay Bowl and Cherry Lanes & Arcade, The Neighbors Lounge & Lanes, Fountain City Hall and Riverview Lanes.  Check out photos from the tours.

Click HERE for TV news coverage of the Fall 2019 tour.

Our first tour created quite the buzz.  Check out some of the media coverage from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as well as front page coverage in the Sunday (11/5/17) Wisconsin State Journal and La Crosse Tribune to include their online versions.

Links to media/news articles:
WPR Interview: Celebrating the Roots of Vintage Alleys in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin State Journal
La Crosse Tribune

 

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