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Join us for a fun weekend outing, Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th, in historic Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
Cycle Southwest Wisconsin (http://www.cyclesouthwestwisconsin.com/) has compiled a series of bicycle routes throughout Southwest Wisconsin. Our weekend is based out of Mineral Point (http://www.mineralpoint.com/), where we start each day's ride, following variations of these routes.
Southwest Wisconsin has some of the best bicycling anywhere. This corner of Wisconsin, known as the Driftless Area, was by-passed by glaciers. Left untouched by the giant ice sheets, it retains the landscape of the pre-glacial era. Bordered on the north by the beautiful Wisconsin River and on the west by the mighty Mississippi River, it is home to numerous attractions and historical sites. Our routes will take you on a picturesque journey you are unlikely to forget.
Please note: There will be no cue sheets for these rides. You must be capable of reading and following a map. Also, the terrain in this area is very hilly. These routes are not intended for beginner riders.
Each day, we will have a group breakfast at the Red Rooster Cafe (http://www.yelp.com/biz/red-rooster-cafe-mineral-point) in downtown Mineral Point. At breakfast, we will discuss the day's ride and evening dinner plans. After breakfast, we will head out for the day's bike ride. Afternoon activities are on your own. Consider touring Shake Rag Alley, with it's many art galleries (http://mineralpoint.com/art-in-mineral-point) or browsing the shops of downtown Mineral Point (http://mineralpoint.com/shopping-in-mineral-point).
Friday: Shullsburg (About 50 miles)
Friday's ride will take us to the historic mining town of Shullsburg (http://www.shullsburgwisconsin.com/), with a quaint downtown lined with specialty shops and great restaurants.
Saturday: Potosi and the Mississippi River (About 90 miles)
Saturday's ride will take us to the town of Potosi, home of the Potosi Brewing Company (http://www.potosibrewery.com/), along the Mississippi River.
Mineral Point Accommodations
Suggested accommodations, very close to the start point of our rides, include:
Dairyland Motel (http://www.freewebs.com/dairyland/) -[masked] Quality Inn (http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-mineral_point-wisconsin-WI083) -[masked] If you wish to stay elsewhere, or if rooms are no longer available at these choices, you may check online for a list of lodging options (http://mineralpoint.com/lodging).
Each day, plan for breakfast at 8:00 AM. We will push-off promptly at 9:00 AM.