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Submit Ride Ideas for 2013

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  • Gary

    A day ride along IL Rte 2 heading south from Rockford is pretty nice. It ends up near Dixon or Rock Falls. There's also some nice roads heading south from near Galena, IL towards Savana, IL.

    February 4, 2013

    • martin

      If you don't mind waiting a long time for an average tasting burger, then by all means eat there. I would eat elsewhere, like maybe Brothers and then go out there and hang out.

      March 16, 2013

    • Jim and Kim S.

      I will second that, brothers on rt64 has a great breakfast, nice staff and good prices. The wife and I are regulars during the summer.:)

      March 16, 2013

  • Peter F B.

    I have a whole list for most of the year, mostly charity rides...

    March 15, 2013

  • Lauren

    Please realize that "Submit Ride Ideas for 2013" is an on-line meetup place holder for you all to suggest ride ideas. It is not necessary to RSVP to submit ideas. I want this to be a group for all of us. You may have a really nice ride you think would make a great group outing. This is the place to suggest it. I will make every effort to find a date, plan the route, etc. I can't do them all this year but I will try.

    March 14, 2013

  • Eric N.

    Waiting for location.... and anyone attending the Very Boring Rally this year. I am planning on going with another friend and his bike. The plan is to leave on friday and stay until sunday. Just an idea for another ride and an event. Also anyone interested in watching motorcycles drag race? They have races at Byron, and possibly Great Lakes Dragway. Also plenty of races in the summer at Blackhawk farms raceway. The motorcycle museum in Iowa... a real neat place to visit.

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Lauren

      Sounds like a plan. I've never been there before. Somebody pick a date and route and I'll schedule a ride!

      March 13, 2013

    • Jim and Kim S.

      Hi Lauren, Blackhawk has not set a schedule as of yet. As far as a route there are no real fun roads going there. I do know of a good breakfast joint thats on the way.

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do We Have a Location Yet...?

    March 11, 2013

    • Lauren

      Hi Rick, this is a location-less meetup placeholder for anybody who wants to suggest a ride. If you got a good one post it here.

      March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I suggest a Mississippi trip. The Trempealeau Catfish Days is held every year during the weekend following the 4th of July.

    I have ridden straight to Prairie Du Chien and then North on the river road. It is an excellent ride. Although it would probably be a weekend trip.

    February 7, 2013

  • Gary

    A couple of years ago I did an alphabet soup ride up to Black River Falls, WI by way of Argyle, Montfort, Viola and Sparta that was great. That would be a 2 day ride round trip.

    February 4, 2013

    • Lauren

      This may be a possibility. In conjunction with another group of sporty riders, there is a plan in the works for a two day event centered around La Crosse with a group rate at a local hotel. More news as it develops.

      February 4, 2013

  • Lauren

    I hate being rushed too. Life's too short for that.

    January 1, 2013

  • Louis M.

    Distance doesn't matter to me. Just like to match distance to time made available for the ride. Don't like to be rushed.

    January 1, 2013

  • Lauren

    I've added a poll asking about ride distances. You can find it on the tab names "More". It will give us some guidlines to stat the ride selection process.

    January 1, 2013

  • Todd

    How about the Mt Horeb Trollwat tour. Cave of the Mounds/Hyde bar. Dickeyville Grotto Zumboro Falls. Wildcat Mt to Mindoro Cut

    December 27, 2012

    • Todd

      Just throwing out destinations. Shawn and I come out of Milwaukee, but I can figure out something with a middle ground meet point. Any Idea stick out to you

      December 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Did you look at the SW WI Spin Map? It's in the Photo section. It'll probably be an overnight though.

      December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We could do a repeat of the SW WI Spin! in late April or early May. The SE Ohio Ramble is the weekend of May 3 (I'm going), I'm out of town the weekend of the 17th. We can jump off from the Dells again. I'm not sure when the Black Hawk Motel opens for the season but that early it shouldn't be Tourist Town yet. The Black Hawk was a great spot, nice rooms, cheap (especially before the peak season), and great reviews on Tripadvisor. Depending on how many people are interested I might be able to finagle a group rate. Post up if you're interested.

    December 27, 2012

    • Lauren

      Marty, that's a great idea. Publish a map and pick tentative dates. A late April or early May ride like you describe would be a great start to the 2013 riding season.

      December 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      The map is in the picture section and the GPS files are in the file section. It's about 385 miles.

      December 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have some great route files all over SW Wisco if anybody is looking for ideas.

    December 21, 2012

    • Lauren

      Submit them. I saw the ride you had planned for the fall and it was an awesome route. I'd like to see more!

      December 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think I can post files here. I'm on my phone right now. I'll check it out. If not I can always post a Dropbox link.

      December 24, 2012

  • Lauren

    First off there is the Slimey Crud runs hosted by Peter Egen (Cycle World/Road and Track Columist) twice a year just west of Madison.

    There are the normally scheduled FJR events in La Crosse and elsewhere.

    There are races at Road America (Elkhart Lake) which would make a nice group ride event.

    There's the EAA AirVenture held up in Oshkosh which is a great event.

    There are hundreds of Amish Bakeries needing to be sampled between Madison and La Crosse.

    There is a nice Fly-in and Fish Boil on Washington Island off the tip of Door Country in July.

    There are a lot of nice rides we can do,

    December 20, 2012

    • Todd

      Door co is nice the island is kinda of pricey and a bore to ride

      December 24, 2012

  • martin

    c9y, galena area, grumpy troll, sw wi.

    December 23, 2012

    • Mike G.

      High five on the grumpy troll. I don't indulge and drive or ride but you can get growlers of fresh stuff to go.

      December 23, 2012

  • Lauren

    Iron Butt ride around Lake Michigan?

    Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia to NC, then on to Deals Gap?

    December 21, 2012

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