33rd Annual RAMBLE!

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.

Meetup
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
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.

Safety
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.

Identification
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.

Register here:

http://www.bikebclc.com/ramble/about_ramble.htm

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  • Joe

    Had a great 100 mile ride. The temperature was perfect. My favorite loop to ride was yellow. The brat at the end of the ride tasted so good.

    1 · June 8, 2014

    • Larry G

      If you want to do more than 20 miles, you could park by Wilmot and do the 50 loop.... I did that with a friend a few years back.... I had the route on the Garmin and the arrows hadn't faded yet.... Or I could create a Garmin file for the yellow and red loops together.... Our something else along those lines

      3 · June 9, 2014

    • Pam W.

      I like the 50 mile option

      June 10, 2014

  • Nancy B

    Very fun ride! Thank you all for the help and good company! I look forward to our next ride! Mike, have the camera ready for "The turtle rescue team" in action next time!! :-)

    6 · June 8, 2014

    • Barb

      We sure learned a lot yesterday Nancy, didn't we?? lol!!

      June 9, 2014

    • Nancy B

      Yep! Looking forward to riding and meeting more in our group! It will always be an adventure with the two of us!! Fun stuff!

      1 · June 9, 2014

  • Dave D

    What the heck did I miss with the turtle stops??

    1 · June 8, 2014

    • Kathi T.

      Dang, me too! I miss all the good stuff!

      1 · June 9, 2014

    • Pam W.

      hmmm...me three! ;-(

      June 9, 2014

  • philip g.

    To everyone on the ramble ride. It was fun. The people were great. The turtle stops made it interesting especially the snapper. Not sure how we can top those turtles stops

    4 · June 8, 2014

  • Jerry

    Great time with great riders, but I was two hours late to Milwaukee.

    1 · June 8, 2014

    • Kathi T.

      But... was it worth it? Hmmm...? ;-)

      3 · June 8, 2014

    • philip g.

      well jerry I guess my estimation was off. But it was an excellent ride. So I guess it was worth it.

      1 · June 8, 2014

  • Larry G

    Marc R rode with the Chicago group.... I saw Clinton at the rest stop.... Was hoping to run into a few others, but I didn't see anyone else.... The weather was great.... (Except for a little too much wind....) Some nice hills.... All in all a great ride!!!!

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Mike

    Long live the turtles! Wish I had a picture of this to share

    2 · June 8, 2014

  • Joe M

    Nice pics--looked like fun!

    June 8, 2014

  • Pam W.

    I hear some riders might be up for a Monday morning ride? Maybe next week...need to let my foot rest a bit.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Barb

    GREAT ride with some awesome people!

    6 · June 8, 2014

  • Joseph Huertas C.

    Was really looking forward to ride w u guys but my knee had other plans. Hopefully next time.

    2 · June 8, 2014

    • Pam W.

      and so did my foot. :-(

      1 · June 8, 2014

  • Pam W.

    Still having foot pain not going to be able to ride :-(

    June 8, 2014

  • Mark

    After last week, I just can't do another ride in 20 mph winds. Maybe next time. Sorry guys.

    June 8, 2014

  • Killian S.

    My work schedule got changed around so I have to work.

    June 7, 2014

  • Joseph Huertas C.

    ILl b there at 6. Need to register, how do i find u 50milers to at least statt w u?

    June 7, 2014

    • Kathi T.

      I sent out an email with the details and my cell number

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Larry G

    If anyone didn't pre-register, you can download the form and fill out ahead of time to save yourself time in the morning....

    Hare is the link...

    http://bikebclc.com/ramble/Ramble_2014_App.pdf

    June 7, 2014

  • Chad H.

    What is the total elevation change for the 25 mile route? I tore my acl a month ago and don't want to push it too hard. Thanks.

    June 6, 2014

    • Pam W.

      have no idea. I just mapped the 50 mile route from the cue sheet provided and that has an elevation gain of 1450 for the 50 mile route.

      June 7, 2014

  • Joseph Huertas C.

    Forgot to register online, will do the in person registration. Will b going for the 50.

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • Pam W.

    we're going to need name tags for this one! Glad to see so many going tomorrow, the weather should be fantastic!

    June 7, 2014

  • Dave D

    Kathi and Pam. I am still going to be there. Need your cell number Kathi

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • Kathi T.

      I will be emailing my cell number out tonight to the group.

      June 7, 2014

  • Dave D

    I plan on doing the 50 like many others who are going. First long ride of the year!!!!

    2 · June 7, 2014

  • Nancy B

    Hi Kathi and Pam, Well, I'm going to go for for this ride. I plan on riding the 50 and this is my first ride with you guys as well. I figure you can use another girl! :-)

    3 · June 6, 2014

    • Pam W.

      We can ALWAYS "use" another girl! LOL Great to have you riding with us!

      June 6, 2014

    • Kathi T.

      Yea, Nancy!

      1 · June 6, 2014

  • Pam W.

    100 & 100+ milers, Please arrange your starting time to ensure you are riding together. The 50/70 mile group will start riding at 7:30
    Thanks!

    2 · June 6, 2014

  • Pam W.

    Hi Barb, We will be arriving at the Fairgrounds around 7 to register and get set up. Our goal is to be ready to ride no later than 7:30. Tomorrow night, we will send out an email with contact info and how to find us. We always like starting these rides together. While some people ride faster than others, we always seem to find one another along the way. No one rides alone unless they choose to do so.
    Looking forward to riding with you!

    2 · June 6, 2014

  • Barb

    Hi Kathi & Pam - what time are you planning to start? My goal is to ride 50, it's my first meetup with you and would like to at least start with you!

    2 · June 6, 2014

  • philip g.

    would like to ride 50 that day

    2 · June 5, 2014

  • Joseph Huertas C.

    So whats ur avg pace, all of u. I did and avg of 15 today and still everyone was passing by like nothing.

    June 1, 2014

    • Pam W.

      Probably average around 14 with rolling speeds 13-16

      1 · June 1, 2014

    • Mark

      I averaged 16 for the udder. We would of course be faster If we can get a pace line set up.

      1 · June 5, 2014

  • Joe M

    Here's the 2014 route map/cue sheet:
    http://bikebclc.com/ramble/RambleMapandCueSheets2014.pdf

    And Garmin info:
    http://bikebclc.com/ramble/rambleroutes.zip

    Not sure if I'll be able to make it but good luck, all!

    June 4, 2014

  • Larry G

    I'll be there at 8:00 with the CBG group.... Hope to see some of you at the rest stop....

    1 · June 4, 2014

  • Mark

    Distance depends on the weather. 70 at least, but I would like to get the first 100 out of the way.

    June 3, 2014

  • Mike

    Will definitely do 50 but considering 70.

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • Ed P

    OK, the 200K'ers plan to meet at 6:15 and to be on the road by 6:30. You can message me if you want to join us, but this will be a little faster ride, 16 mph or so. Now let's hope the weather holds up.

    1 · June 2, 2014

  • Joe

    Going for 100.

    June 2, 2014

  • Lee R

    Is there a web site for this ride?

    June 2, 2014

  • Kathi T.

    What mileage is everyone planning on? Also, see listing for details about gathering pre-ride if that's something you're interested in doing. I'd like to ride at least 50 miles, ideally 70.

    1 · June 1, 2014

    • Clinton F.

      Ed. With that distance I hope to get about 14 rolling average. Taking advantage of the downhills and occasional sprints on the flats to pump up the average.

      June 2, 2014

    • Clinton F.

      Thanks for the maps Pam!

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • Clinton F.

    Anybody up for the 125 mile route?

    June 2, 2014

  • Marc R.

    Sorry, supporting a close friend..Tour de Cure for Diabetes instead

    May 14, 2014

  • Marc R.

    Please...nice weather

    May 14, 2014

  • Pam W.

    Routes open for this ride at 6 am......feel free to meet up at anytime. Like mileage riders can coordinate their start time.

    May 8, 2014

  • Killian S.

    Hopefully going to do 100 miles

    2 · March 31, 2014

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