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  • 06-22-2024 03:00

    1 Registered

    06-22-2024
    03:00
    CST
    02-20-2024 09:37
    06-22-2024 04:00
    374
    600k
    Mixed
    Sunrise 5:11:02 AM Sunset 8:50:26 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Cedar Creek Mall
    Market Street Rothschild
    Wausau, Wisconsin 54474


    This is a super scenic 600k route out of Wausau, Wisconsin. The biggest climbs are in the first 40 miles with the rest being gradual to rolling. Day 1 features the entire St Germain Bike Path which is paved and about 40 miles long. The stretch from Presque Isle to Iron River is another beauty with lakes and stunning scenery to Land O Lakes.  We are taking some of the most beautiful roads the Northwoods has to offer.  The stars in this area are amazing along with pristine lakes and low traffic.

    The first real overnight option is at Iron River - 220 miles, though Eagle River at 260 is also an option. This area gets really busy in the summer so if you want a hotel overnight, best make reservations early. The Kwik Trip in Eagle River is 24 hour but the Iron River Circle K closes at midnight so the early start figures that in. Boulder Junction to Eagle River has NOTHING 24 hour.

    Good plan is to have capacity to carry plenty of food and water for that section. There are lots of options early to tank up. 

  • 07-05-2024 04:00

    1 Registered

    07-05-2024
    04:00
    CST
    07-08-2024
    07:00
    01-01-2024 00:00
    07-05-2024 05:00
    622
    1000k
    Hilly
    75:00
    Sunrise 5:17:04 AM Sunset 8:40:13 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Fond du Lac Comfort Inn
    77 Holiday Ln
    Fond du Lac, WI 54937

    $80.00
    $100.00

    It's back!  The original Million Meters in Fond du Lac.  This is a really awesome ride originally the brainchild of Joel Sandburg many years ago.  We will have an official start at the Comfort Inn where we have a hotel block reserved from Thursday, July 4-Monday, July 9.  The timelimit has the ride ending at 7:00 am on Monday (75 hours).  Many will finish before that but the block includes Sunday night for this reason.

    You may ride all three of the days of this ride or a subset of them.  Contact us for specifics on this option.

    The club currently has 5 room reserved from July 4-8 for anyone to use.  After those are full, it's up to you to make reservations with the hotel.  We will update the ride when this becomes the case so jump on soon.

    In the past, we have provided food for both breakfast and dinner for all the days of the ride.  That may or may not be possible depending on the number of volunteers we have.  If you (or your friends/neighbors/family/etc) are interested in volunteering for one or more days of this event, send an email to rba@greatlakesrando.org.  There is also a signup sheet is here.   In any case, weather permitting, we will have a small welcome party on the patio (inside if rain) Thursday from 4:00 pm - 7 pm which will also be the ride briefing. We will also have a party at the finish, let's hope it isn't raining.

    Signing up now reserves your spot on this ride.  This is a fun, challenging ride on some really beautiful roads.  We hope to see you there.

    Please note, this fleche does not satisfy criteria for anything outside of Great Lakes Randonneurs as we maintain no affilation with RUSA.

  • 07-06-2024 06:00

    None Registered

    07-06-2024
    06:00
    CST
    07-07-2024
    22:00
    01-01-2024 00:00
    07-06-2024 07:00
    375
    600k
    Hilly
    40:00
    Sunrise 5:17:46 AM Sunset 8:39:52 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Fond du Lac Comfort Inn
    77 Holiday Ln
    Fond du Lac, WI 54937

    $15.00
    $40.00

    Same weekend as the Million Meters!  This is a loop 400k route up to Sturgeon Bay along Lake Michigan followed by a loop that includes the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive.  Hilly and rewarding!  The checkout for this ride is in mid-June and the RWGPS will become public when it's complete.

    The club currently has 5 room reserved from July 4-8 for anyone to use.  We will ask that you donate to take a bit of the bite off but this is our gift to those that really enjoy our club and the rides we have.

    There is covered, secure parking for bicycles.  Be aware that Fond du Lac has limited 24 hour resources.

    We are doing a $15 charge for this ride to cover picnic Sunday evening for the finish of both this ride and the Million Meters.  This covers the cost of that and the limited services we have.  We really need volunteers so also feel free to bring along friends/family to volunteer or perhaps volunteer yourself.  Helping others is the hallmark of a good randonneur.

  • 07-06-2024 09:00

    1 Registered

    07-06-2024
    09:00
    CST
    07-06-2024
    22:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    07-06-2024 10:00
    127
    200k
    Hilly
    13:30
    Sunrise 5:17:46 AM Sunset 8:39:52 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Fond du Lac Comfort Inn
    77 Holiday Ln
    Fond du Lac, WI 54937

    Stops on the Ride

    This ride is offered the same weekend as the Million Meters and the Door County 600k.  This route takes you south to Juneau then east to the full 27 miles of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Road. Quite hilly, the glacial features make this area of Wisconsin particularly popular for hiking and vacations.

    The club currently has 5 room reserved from July 4-8 for anyone to use - first come first serve.  We will ask that you donate to take a bit of the bite off but this is our gift to those that really enjoy our club and the rides we have.

     This is by far the best and easiest place to stay, but if you choose not to stay there, please let us know so that we have at least some idea of where people are.  Be aware that Fond du Lac has limited 24 hour resources.

    There is a $15 charge for this ride.  We are going to be having a big party/picnic Sunday evening for the finish of both this ride and the Million Meters.  This covers the cost of that and the limited services we have.  We really need volunteers so also feel free to bring along friends/family to volunteer or perhaps volunteer yourself.  Helping others is the hallmark of a good randonneur.

  • 09-07-2024 06:00

    None Registered

    09-07-2024
    06:00
    CST
    09-08-2024
    22:00
    01-01-2024 00:00
    09-07-2024 07:00
    375
    600k
    Mixed
    40:00
    Sunrise 6:24:44 AM Sunset 7:18:14 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Quality Inn
    1785 S Eastwood Dr
    Woodstock, Illinois 60098

    Stops on the Ride

    Classic GLR 600k loop from Woodstock combines the Psychedelic Cow and Eagle into one very fun ride.  Get ready to pass through Hebron 3x and be sure to get ice cream on your last trip through!

  • 09-07-2024 07:00

    None Registered

    09-07-2024
    07:00
    CST
    09-07-2024
    20:30
    01-01-2024 00:00
    09-07-2024 08:00
    125
    200k
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise 6:24:46 AM Sunset 7:18:19 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Michele Brougher

    Get me there
    Woodstock Metra Station East
    401 Clay St
    Woodstock, Illinois 60098

    Stops on the Ride

    Lollipop route up to Eagle and back to Woodstock. About 4,700 ft of climbing so challenging without being obnoxious. Start at 7:00 am means reflective gear is needed!

  • 10-20-2024 07:00

    None Registered

    10-20-2024
    07:00
    CST
    05-13-2024 08:08
    10-20-2024 08:00
    125
    Rider's Choice
    Unknown
    Sunrise 7:08:06 AM Sunset 6:02:15 PM
    Ride Leader(s):

    Get me there
    Chicago TBD
    TBD
    Chicago, Illinois


    The Rider's Choice 200k is a special 200k ride that happens every non-organized weekend from April thru most of October.  The route is not set ahead of time, rather the first rider to sign up will pick from the list of 200k brevet routes in our library.  

    A brevet card is attached to every registration if you would like a rundown of all the stops to keep with you.  

    Ride starts are in Delavan, Oregon (IL), Whitewater, Woodstock, Evanston, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Madison, Lake Mills and Hampshire. 

    If no one signs up 48 hours from the ride start, it will be cancelled.


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