The 2020 season is near!!!
Here are a couple of ideas for rides that we could pursue. Some are just ideas and some are realities.
We could use these trails for some local planned or impromptu rides.
~ Our very own Apple Creek Trail and beyond. The Fox Cities has many trails for us to ride and explore.
Trails abound in the Fox Cities and we could explore them from the Villas or pack our bikes on our cars and drive to them.
~ Fox River State Trail from downtown Green Bay south to De Pere and beyond.
From the north trailhead in Green Bay, about 11(of 25) miles of the trail is asphalt-paved to Lasee Road in De Pere From Lasee Road south into Calumet County, the trail is surfaced with limestone screenings. Along the way, the trail passes by numerous overlooks along the Fox River, many local parks. There is also the East River Trail to explore.
~ Mariners Trail between Manitowoc and Two Rivers in conjunction with Kites over Lake Michigan Event.
~ Sunset Bike Route, Peninsula State Park.
~ The Bugline Trail out of Menomonee Falls.
~ The Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point.
~ St. Germain Bike & Hike Trail
All rides marked with the "Green Light" sign have someone from our group attending and they welcome anyone to join them!!! Names of participants are listed below the ride. Please contact me and let me know if you are interested in joining any rides.
~ Monthly Moonlight Ride, 8PM to around 10PM
Sponsored by the Fox Cities Cycling Association. These rides are free and start at City Park and ride about10- 12 miles and usually include a stop at a local business for refreshments and/or food. Helmet and lights required. Upcoming dates are the 2nd last friday of each month.
Cost - Free
Backdraft Bike Tour - Menasha, June 6, 2021. The 10 mile route will utilize the Friendship Trail, Trestle Bridge and local bike lanes. The four longer routes take you to the scenic countryside North and East of Lake Winnebago. You will travel along the rural roads that Wisconsin is famous for. Helmets required.
Must pre-register by May 27h at 11:00 p.m. to receive dry wick t-shirts.
Family of 2 people: $45
Family of 3 people: $50
Family of 4 people: $55
Family of 5 people: $60
Registration and Information
Gary & Carla Krueger
The Door County Century - Sturgeon Bay September 13, 2020 Contact the link below to join this ride!
The Door County Century is a one-day bike tour on the scenic back roads of the beautiful Door County peninsula. The event takes place the Sunday after Labor Day each year. This takes advantage of a motor vehicle traffic lull that occurs between the busy summer season and autumn colors in October. Four courses are offered -- a 100-mile Century, a 70-mile, 50-mile (Half Century), and 28.5 miles. There are 6 scenic, mostly waterfront rest stops on the Century Ride. In 2016, nearly 3,000 riders participated in the DCC.
Cost - Adult $65, Under 17 Free Routes will be marked and support vehicles will be available to assist riders. Rest stops with food, beverages, and technical support are spaced throughout each route. A classic Italian dinner picnic, that includes New Belgium beer or soda, is provided after the ride. Each rider receives a free dinner with their ride registration. Your friends and family are welcomed to meet up with you after your ride, and they can purchase the picnic tickets without riding.
Comments - I rode the 70 Mile in 2015 and the 100 in 2016. Mike Bauer did the 100 mile in 2017. I am seriously thinking about doing the 100 mile again this year. The routes were great. Very senic! On the longer rides there were some bigger hills.
If you have not done so yet, please send me your email address if your are interested in receiving more information about the Villas Slow Roll for this year.
Villas Slow Roll
"Sometimes I ride my bike nowhere, to see nothing... just to ride my bike!"