The Fat Tire Ride of Lake Geneva is a recreational bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake, Wisconsin and benefits the Walworth County Alliance for Children. The ride begins at 8:30 am at Champ's Sports Bar & Grill in the city of Lake Geneva and consists of 10 designated stops at sponsoring taverns. Proceeding at your own pace, the ride is approximately 21.5 miles and the "rest" stops are evenly spaced. Participating businesses are Champ's, Shifters, The Owl Tavern, Gordy's Boat House, Chuck's Lake Shore Inn, Harpoon Willies, Lucke's Cantina, Pier 290, Bar 55 and Mars Resort. The ride is held rain or shine and travels through Lake Geneva, Fontana and Williams Bay with great views of Geneva Lake and Lake Como.
Participants receive a map of the route, a pig roast dinner ticket and a general raffle ticket; you may also participate in the costume contest, which you must register for in advance or on the day of the event. T-shirts are guaranteed to all riders who are pre-registered by August 26, 2013.
View pictures from last year's ride here - we had a blast!
Cost is $35.00 per person by 08/26/13; $40.00 after 08/26/13, including day-of-event.
You can find all the information you need regarding this event - including registration - here.
Scott and I plan on arriving at Champ's Sports Bar & Grill no later than 8 am, and most probably will be in town earlier. On Friday evening, I will email my cell phone number to all those who have RSVPed "Yes" by that time - contact me once you arrive and I'll tell you how to find the group.
Suggested Items to Bring
- Front and Back Lights
- Spare Inner Tube
- Portable Air Pump / CO2 Cartridges
- Tire Levers
- Photo ID
- Cash / Debit/Credit Card
- Two Water Bottles
- High Energy Snacks (PowerBars, Clif Bars, Trail Mix, etc)
- Cell Phone
- Sunscreen and Lip Balm
- Bike Lock
You are strongly urged to wear a helmet and refrain
from wearing headphones / earbuds while riding.
All cyclists bike at their own risk.