Leinenkugel's Chippewa Valley Century Ride

5/19 Update: I will be be on-site and at the Check-In around 7:00 AM Sunday morning, but since I am riding the century, I will need to be on the road no later than 8:00 AM. Those intending on doing the century as well, please plan accordingly. Those doing shorter routes, know that I will be happy to gather as many of us together as possible before the ride, but I'll be "gone" at 8:00 AM sharp!

Later this week I will send an email to the attendees with instructions on how you can find me Sunday morning.

Also, I will be staying in Chippewa Falls Saturday night (the night before the ride) and Sunday night (I've got a suite with a hot tub for soaking my tired old bones!), so I'm afraid I won't be able to carpool.

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A fully supported ride in Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin with lengths of 35, 50, 75, and 100 miles. Bikes, beer, and a "brat feed"! What's not to like?

From the ride site (link below):

EXCITING WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE

We encourage everyone to bring their whole family. Irvine Park is an ideal setting for a family outing. William Irvine was a lumbering man. In 1885, he became general manager of the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Co., a subsidiary of the Weyerhaeuser Co., which at that time was the world's largest sawmill. Irvine continued as general manager of the mill until the last pine log at Chippewa Falls was sawed in 1911. In his will, Irvine gave the park to Chippewa Falls along with $100,000 for its upkeep. The park is located in the city limits of Chippewa Falls, has over 300 acres of natural scenic beauty, many trails, a zoo, historical displays, and a children's playground. In the past years, approximately 500 people have participated and this year we are expecting an even better turnout. Each year, riders tell us this is a premier course and has top-notch organization.

THE RIDE

The Ride will be on Sunday before Memorial Day. Courses of[masked] miles are available.

The Ride starts and finishes at the lower pavilion of Irvine Park. Participants can register from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. and then immediately start the Ride. The Ride will be a full service ride with food and water stops as well as support vehicles. Rest stops have full facilities. Chippewa Springs Water will be available to fill water bottles.

The course, all on blacktop roads, leads through the beautiful farmland of Chippewa County along the Chippewa and Flambeau Rivers, Lakes Wissota and Holcombe, and through the kettle moraine topography of the Chippewa County Forest.

The entry fee includes brats and all the 'fixins', soda and Leinenkugel's beer. A vegetarian meal is available by if ordered in advance (just let us know on your pre-registration form).

Link:

http://www.chippewavalleyride.us/details.html

Note that registration is via USPS only!!!

I plan on being on-site the day before as I will be riding the century route and would like to get an early start. Feel free to email me for additional info if you'd like to coordinate plans.

Please note that since this is an organized ride, everyone needs to understand that they ride at their own risk, and under the rules of the Organizers (Chippewa Valley Century Ride, LLC). Because of this, there's not much need for me to act as a "host", per se, but I will gladly act as chief "cat herder" for the event!

Jim

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  • Tom H.

    To bad we missed the turn!!!

    May 28, 2013

  • Bryan N

    Great Time!!!

    May 28, 2013

  • Jim K.

    I just want to thank everyone who came out! It was great seeing y'all, and thankfully the weather held-off for us!

    May 28, 2013

  • Bobby

    I have no idea why I've left this ride off my calendar for a year or two. It rocks! Very scenic. Nice hills. Fantastic post-ride Leinies and brats.

    May 26, 2013

  • Jim K.

    5/23 Update: I just sent an email to the attendees with updated information regarding where we will meet, when, etc, etc.

    Any last minute sign-ups, please email me and I will forward that info.

    May 23, 2013

  • Jim K.

    Based on an email I just sent to Bryan, if anyone riding the century is concerned about time and wants to start earlier in the morning, that’s cool! Feel free to make alternate plans, and I’ll just catch-up with ya’ll “down the road” somewhere…

    May 22, 2013

  • Bobby

    @bryan: I presumably will be slapping a c-note down, but after my ironman meltfown, why should you believe me, right? All I can say is I have since partially acquitted myself at the Arcadia Brute.

    May 21, 2013

    • Bryan N

      Alright Bobby... We have another 100 caliber. I'll buy everyone a beer at the end of the ride :-D

      May 21, 2013

  • Bryan N

    Who is riding 100 miles with Jim, Patrick, and myself ?

    May 21, 2013

  • Janet

    I have to work now :(

    May 20, 2013

  • Bobby

    Carpool?[masked]-5121. (Text preferred)

    May 7, 2013

    • Jim K.

      Great idea, but I'm "out". See updated ride posting.

      May 19, 2013

  • Patrick

    Rode in this event last year ......just did 50 miles....to say this is on paved roads is putting it loosely....as some of this route is down right bone jarring (if it's the same route as last year) ....just putting that out there fyi in case someone is expecting a "Tour De Tonka" type ride. The free Leinies and Brats after make up for alot though :)

    February 25, 2013

    • Jim K.

      Thanks, Patrick! I've never done this ride, but I know the area, and the scenery S/B nice. Hopefully they will change-up the route a little...

      February 25, 2013

    • Bryan N

      I'll ride pretty much any ride with beer and brats at the end... Ha!

      February 25, 2013

  • Jason G

    Rode in this last year. Support stations snacks were limited and not very good. I suggest bringing your own snacks, like Fig Newtons.

    The free beer and brats after the ride were great.

    February 25, 2013

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