Milton-Freewater, nicknamed Muddy Frogwater, is nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains in the agriculture rich Walla Walla Valley. The area has an abundance of miles of quiet paved country roads, beautiful scenery and varied terrain which make it an ideal location for cyclists.
Rather than shunning its nickname the town decided to embrace it, so much that the town is littered with different frog statues and every third weekend in August they hold the Muddy Frogwater Country Festival. If you have a sharp eye you might even spot a few of the frogs during the Tour de Frog.The driving force behind Tour de Frog is the need to help out McLoughlin High School s Technology Student Association (TSA). The program is designed to create tomorrow s leaders in engineering and technology. Proceeds from the ride go to the Mac-Hi TSA program.