Sponsored by Bicycle Club of Lake County (not us!)
Your choice of 5 routes: 30, 50, 70, 100 or 124 miles
The BCLC Ramble is a recreational ride, touring through Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin on scenic rural roads. The ride begins and ends at Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, WI. Your choice of routes — 30, 50, 70, 100, or 124 miles. Routes are open 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. SAG support vehicles run until 4:00 p.m. and the rest stop is open until 3:00 pm. Our centrally located rest stop is stocked with HOMEMADE COOKIES, sandwiches, fruit, and snacks.
Your Ramble fee includes marked roads, maps, SAG, rest stop with food and live music, plus post-ride cookout and showers. Bring your own towel.
Starting and closing times
Day-of-ride registration and all routes open at 6:00 am. Century riders should begin no later than 8:00 am. All riders must plan to complete their rides by 4:00 pm when all routes close and sag service stops.
On Saturday night, Kathi will email her cell number to all who have RSVPed "Yes" by that time. For those who would like to gather pre-ride, please plan on doing so at 7am - this means you should be registered BEFORE 7am. Call/text Kathi if you are having trouble finding the group - we will most likely be in the parking lot. At 7:30 am we will hit the road!
SAG phone number will be provided and is intended to help riders needing assistance. Priority will be given to riders in emergency situations - illness, injury or irreparable mechanical breakdowns. Flat tires are not considered emergencies.
Your safety is important. For your own safety and the safety of others. Please obey all traffic laws at all times. All Ramble participants are required to wear a bicycle helmet while riding the event.
Ride within your ability and physical condition. Carry personal identification.
Bring a bike in good condition, with a spare tube, basic tools, a water bottle, and basic knowledge of repairs.
Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ride.
The routes are on public roads which must be shared with motorists. Local law enforcement authorities may patrol the roads and may issue citations for traffic violations.
A wristband will be issued to each registered Ramble rider. SAG service and rest stop services will be available only to those riders wearing wristbands.
Your participation helps support the advocacy work the club performs on behalf of all cyclists. We support the Active Transportation Alliance, American Bicycle Racing, Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, League of American Bicyclists, League of Illinois Bicyclists, Rails to Trails Conservancy.