I did this event with King Richard, Big Bad John, Susy, and Dorothy!
We have a total of 3 meetup group going and 1 more may join us. Right now is Kenosha/Racine Singles, Fun Friends Group, Lake County Social Group, and the Chicagoland Bicycling Group!
We will be meeting at 8:00 AM Sharp in the Parking Lot that is located behind Champs' Beer Garden.
Since this is a Pub Bike Crawl, then we will be having a St Patty's Day Party along the way! Why? Because it is officially Half Way to St Patty's Day! So wear your brightest green and a Leprechan Hat. Green beads and any beer insignia on Green shirt would do the trick to help spot each other for our big bicycle party!
Basically it is a pub crawl but on a bicycle. We will be riding 22 miles around Geneva Lake and stopping every 2 miles for... well for anything really. We will stop in Fontana for lunch at any of the local establishment. For dinner there will be a pork roast at Champs.
This is a fun event and anything goes! Last year my costume was wearing an ugly helmet and shades. This year I decided if I have the hair, I'm letting it flow with the wind!
Please read below about the details about how this event took place.
If you need to register please use this link: http://fattirememorialtour.com/registration.html
Parking is free in the Lake Geneva residential areas.
Any case, come and join us for a fun filled day of excitement, wonders, and good ole fashion exercise!
The Fat Tire Memorial Tour of Lake Geneva (FTMTLG) is a fun bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake Wisconsin traditionally held on the last Saturday of September. Recent changes in other community supported events has allowed FTMTLG to grab the third Saturday in September creating the opportunity for a better weather scenario. Beginning with a mass group start at Champ's Sports Bar & Grill in the City of Lake Geneva, it consists of nine 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, Fischer's Bar & Grill, Shifters Bar and Food, The Owl Tavern, Gordy's Boat House, Chuck's Lake Shore Inn, Harpoon Willies, Lucke's Cantina, and Mars Resort Bar & Grill. 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.
The original ride started with a few local friends making an annual fall color tour around the lake on mountain bikes. Pit stops along the way became part of the fun. The first organized event was held in 1996 with the help of Tim Hibbard and Krissy Zadler. It was put together as an experiment to share the fun that could be had on bicycles while touring around Geneva Lake. Tim and Krissy were young outdoor sports enthusiasts from Lake Geneva, they were returning from another biking event in 1997 when they were involved in a fatal automobile accident. The ride is dedicated as a memorial to Tim and Krissy with all proceeds funding college scholarships to Badger High School graduates and donations to local bike trail maintenance and construction. Two scholarships are awarded annually and presently eight scholarships are being funded. Recipients must be Badger graduates and be attending a Wisconsin College or University.
(pic) Tim Hibbard and Krissy Zadler
The Fat Tire Memorial Tour of Lake Geneva Corp. is a non-profit organization created to protect and maintain the integrity and profits from this event. The Board of Directors is comprised of close friends and family of Tim and Krissy's. All works is done by volunteers including participation by scholarship recipients.
Participants receive a map of the route, a pig roast dinner ticket and a general raffle ticket. Other events taking place during the ride are a poker run and separate bike raffle. T-shirts are handed out to the first 700 riders to pick up registration packets on the day of the event. Additional pig roast tickets may be purchased for non-riders.