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 wind can make this route a toughie! It works out … Continue reading "Pocketful of Nichols 200K"
New for 2020, this is a revision of the Quad Cities "Eldridge North 200K" that used to run up to Bellevue. We've revised the route so that it skips the nice, but busy, run up to Bellevue on US-52. Don't worry, there are lots of places to refresh along the way including Preston, Andrew and, … Continue reading "Making for Maquoketa 200K"
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 Saturdays when the road would be filled with cars, motorcycles, … Continue reading "Point me to Peosta 300K"
More details coming soon. Ridewithgps here Complete the registration form below. You'll receive an email with a link to our registration page where you can download a waiver form that you must complete and sign and a PayPal link to complete your registration. Note that a PayPal account is not required to register. Also note … Continue reading "Guttenberg Gutcheck 400K"
More details soon. Ridewithgps route here 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 and a PayPal link to pay for the ride. Note that there will be no day of ride registration - advance registration is mandatory! … Continue reading "West Union 300K"
A very nice loop through the Driftless areas of Eastern Iowa and Western Wisconsin. We leave West Union on US-18 but are quickly on IA-B64 (Golden Rd) headed toward Elgin and the Turkey River valley. From there we head over to St Olaf and then begin the generally uphill trek toward the first control at … Continue reading "West Union 400K"
The first day of this route is identical to the 400K route and the second day is the same as the 200K route. See those pages for a complete description of the ride. Ridewithgps route day one here Ridewithgps route day two here Full route here To register for this event complete the registration form … 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"
In addition to remembering the people who lost their lives on Sept 11, the date holds additional significance in 2021: it is the 100th anniversary of the first ACP brevet. Both RUSA and the ACP are planning on issuing something that will be available for purchase as a memento for riders participating in a brevet … Continue reading "Anniversary 200K"
I said in my last ride announcement that the Centenary 200K on September 11th was our last ride for the year - wrong! I'd forgotten that when I submitted our 2021 schedule (back in August 2020) that I'd put a ride on the calendar for 2 October so we're not done yet! For our season … Continue reading "Last ride for 2021"