We'll kick things off for 2022 with our usual route. This is one of the old Quad Cities routes but it was always a favorite of mine. Nice roll out of the Eldridge Quality Inn through Bennett, Wilton and out to the turnaround at Nichols. Not a whole lot of climbing but on occasion the … Continue reading "Pocketful of Nichols"
Ramping up the miles with our 300K up to Peosta. This route is a small variation on the old "Eldridge North 300K" route. It eliminates most of the stretch along the river on US-52 into Bellevue. Although I always enjoyed riding that stretch when there weren't any cars, that was seldom the case on nice … Continue reading "Point me to Peosta 300K"
We premiered this event in 2021 and the feedback was universally positive so it's back for 2022! 126 miles, 4,266 feet of climbing, ACP certified Ridewithgps link: here. To register: To register for this event complete the registration form below. You'll receive a confirmation email which will contain a link to complete a waiver electronically … Continue reading "Eldridge West 200K"
This is a new route for 2022 and we think it's a winner! We'll be doing a counter-clockwise loop that takes us to Monticello then continues West then South toward Iowa City before heading east back to the start. Many thanks to Terry Crompton for his help in designing this new route! 189 miles, 7,412 … Continue reading "Monticello – Mt Vernon 300K"
Another new route for 2022! This route starts off in the same direction as our "Monticello Mt Vernon 300K" so riders can roll out together but they split fairly early on and take different paths toward Monticello. The 400K route then heads Northward toward Manchester before turning South and reuniting with the 300K route. Here … Continue reading "Meander to Manchester 400K"
This is a nice route that takes you through Cresco, Harmony and Preston before a stretch on the Root River Trail through Lanesboro and Rushford. The run on the Root River Trail is a nice respite between the climbing before Preston and after Lanesboro. The control in Preston is the grocery store (Preston Foods) but … Continue reading "West Union 300K"
This route takes you over to Wisconsin via Lansing with some fairly stiff climbs between there and Viroqua. Then a nice run along the Kickapoo river toward Liberty then some climbing up to the ridge tops before descending to Sylvan and a nice flat run to Boscobel. A couple of climbs take you to Prairie … Continue reading "West Union 400K"
For 2022 we're going to reprise a route that we last did during the "Hell Week in 2015". This one breaks the 600K into a shorter first day down to Dubuque and back then a somewhat longer second day. Day One: 218.2 miles, 11,680 feet of climbing. Ridewithgps link here. Day Two: 156.3 miles, 7,203 … Continue reading "West Union 600K"
This route takes you over rolling hills and quiet roads to Ridgeway where you'll get on the Prairie Farmer recreational trail which will take you to the first control in Cresco. From there you'll do an out and back to Harmony, MN and then head to Decorah. The control at Decorah is the Kwik Trip … Continue reading "West Union 200K"
We're putting on a second 200K on Sunday for those who did a different distance on Saturday of our "West Union Weekend", those who want to repeat the route or for someone who just wants to come out and enjoy a nice Sunday on the bike. This route To register for this event complete the … Continue reading "West Union Sunday 200K"