Join us for an exquisite 158-mile weekend road-bike ride and fundraiser, riding through the spectacular fall colors in northwestern Wisconsin - from Oak Forest Retreat & Conference Center in Frederic, WI to Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center in Westboro, WI.
The riding pace is whatever you want it to be as we do the ride in 10-to-20-mile sections, ensuring everyone is (reasonably) comfortable and always knows where the route goes. Our chase vehicle is always nearby with lots of food and beverages and bike tools.
You'll get to make new friends and enjoy great fellowship.
Friday 9/22 - Arrive at Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center by 1 p.m. Park your car and prepare for a van ride to Oak Forest Center. Friday supper is at Oak Forest Retreat & Conference Center (included in the price). Housing Friday night will be at Oak Forest in lodge rooms.
Saturday 9/23 - Breakfast at Oak Forest Retreat & Conference Center at 7 a.m. The ride begins at 8 a.m. Saturday's ride stops in beautiful Cumberland and Rice Lake - ending at an LTD graduate's camp (Arrowhead Bible Camp) for the night. Lodging at Arrowhead is cabin-style. Saturday's ride is about 85 miles.
Sunday 9/24 - Breakfast as a group at Arrowhead Bible Camp, riding by 9 a.m. This stage of the ride is about 75 miles and takes us through some of Wisconsin's most beautiful countryside including the Chequamegon National Forest. We typically ride into Forest Springs by about 2:30 pm on Sunday.
Saturday - Hwy W east to Hwy E, then south on E about 4 miles, then east and south on 260th and other back roads (paved) to H down to Cumberland, then east on B to SS to Rice Lake, then skirt around the north end of town to M, south on M to Chetek, then east on D to Plummer Rd 3 miles to Arrowhead Bible Camp.
Sunday - Back up that road to D, then east on D to Hwy 27, continue east on D/old 194 to Sheldon and Jump River, and all the way to Westboro and Forest Springs.
The first half-day has rolling terrain, then most of the route is pretty flat until the final 12 miles or so.
* A good road bike and being in good riding shape are required.
* Participant cost is $125.
* The Fundraiser - We ask that you aim to have at least 2 sponsors who would sponsor you a suggested $1 per mile or a donation of $158 - details explained after you register.
* The proceeds will go toward Forest Springs' Adventure and Educational Programs.