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Hibernator 100

What is the Hibernator 100?  A 100 mile or 100 K  or 29 mile limited support gravel road ride through the Nicolet National Forest hosted by the Laona Rescue Squad.

When? October 7, 2017

Where? Start/Finish in Laona, Wisconsin

Registration Fee? None

Donations: A donation of $20 will help cover expenses and support the Laona Rescue Squad.

Why the Hibernator 100? Now is the time to pack in some more miles and enjoy the amazing fall colors of the Nicolet National Forest.

The Routes?  Local rider, Butch Piontek put together a mix of his favorite gravel and dirt roads. The result is amazing scenery and a quad burning challenge you won’t forget.

Wisconsin black bear trivia: According to the Wisconsin DNR, there are about 29,000 black bears in Wisconsin. 

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Claire’s Looney Ride

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, this ride is not happening in 2016.

This is a tentative ride and date. Stay tuned for more information.

A self supported, on-your-own event starting and ending in Mercer, Wisconsin.

Fee: Free (we may do a voluntary donation to some charity or something)

Route: 50 miles & 100 miles. TBD on exact route. There will be a little pavement on the roll out of town and on the way back in. Additionally a short stretch of pavement to connect. The rest is northwoods gravel. Some of the roads will be more graded ATV/UTV trails/roads and there may be some rougher sections. Still all doable with a “gravel” bike setup.

After ride fun: Plan on a provided meal and beer.

What’s with the name?  Mercer, Wisconsin is known as “The Loon Capital of the World.” As you enter the south end of town, you are greeted by a 16-foot tall loon, “Claire’ d Loon.” Read more about Claire here.

More information? Contact Ben at b_welnak@yahoo.com.


*Please note that this is not affiliated with Riding Gravel in any way other than it’s posted on this calendar as reference.


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95 and 47 mile routes through Lincoln, Langlade and Oneida counties.  The 95 mile event includes 66 miles of gravel, much of which are single lane with some “cobbled” segments  with many punchy hills.  The 47 mile event includes 41 miles of gravel which is relatively flat, smooth and wide.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel bikes, gear, events and anything else on the Riding Gravel Forum

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Fyxation Crusher

Fyxation Crusher Checkpoint

<Back to News Home | Fyxation Crusher Checkpoint Review Dave Schlabowske, the Deputy Director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed, is back for his midterm review of the Fyxation Crusher. If you’ll remember, Dave kicked things off with this initial review post in May. Read on for some of his thoughts after spending some time on […]

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Strada Fango

The Strada Fango 100K Dirt Race/Ride

Sunday May 8th, 2016, rollout at 11 am.

No entry fee.
No swag.
No official timing.
Unlimited pain and suffering.

2015 Strada Fango route:
TBD (likely similar to 2014 & 2013 routes)
Start at Murphy Flowage County Park (Hwy F, Rice Lake, WI), about 10 miles east of Rice Lake.

2014 Strada Fango route:
Start at Murphy Flowage County Park (Hwy F, Rice Lake, WI), about 10 miles east of Rice Lake.

Gravel: 51 miles
Paved: 14 miles

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about the event and other rides on the Riding Gravel Forum.


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Fyxation Crusher

Getting Rolling: Fyxation Crusher

<Back to News Home | Fyxation Crusher Prototype Adventure Bike We are happy to have contributors bringing good content to Riding Gravel and this one from Dave Schlabowske, the Deputy Director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed, is much appreciated. Read on to get his thoughts on the prototype Fyxation Crusher Adventure Bike.   By: Dave […]

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Mammoth Gravel Classic

**If a fun gravel bicycle adventure ride featuring distances of 30, 70 and 100 miles is what you’re after – the Mammoth Gravel Classic is for you!

The 4th annual Mammoth Gravel Classic is an unsupported bicycle ride – featuring 3 courses:
1) 100 mile course featuring the most epic gravel in the upper St. Croix Valley – riders will enjoy epic wilderness including the best of the Sand Barrens, Governor Knowles State Forrest, Fish Lake Wildlife Preserve, Crex Meadows, and the Gandy Dancer State bicycle trail! Riders may stop at several suggested fantastic coffee shop/wood fire pizza establishments along this fantastic course!
2) 70 mile course, featuring many of the top bicycling highlights of the St. Croix Valley including the Sand Barrens, Governor Knowles State Forrest, Fish Lake Wildlife Preserve, and the Gandy Dancer State Trail. Many riders stop at the famed Cafe Wren for refreshments and fuel, which is right on the 70 mile course!

3) 30 mile course, which is a destination ride to Cafe Wren, nearly entirely on the Gandy Dancer State bicycle trail

EPIC courses, beautiful landscape, adventure, gourmet food & drink, and great times await you at the Mammoth Gravel Classic in St. Croix Falls!

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Monday Green

<Back to News Home | This is that time of the year that the weather is hard to handle. We’re teased with the promise of early summer beautiful weather and the door is quickly shut with cool temps, rain, snow, and wind, especially in northern areas throughout the country and world. The trees are still bare […]

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The Hibernator 100

<Back to News Home | Friends of Riding Gravel contacted us about a new fundraising ride happening this fall in a beautiful area in Northern Wisconsin. If you’ve never been in the area, especially during the fall, it’s a breathtaking experience. It’s a vacation destination for many throughout the Midwest and it doesn’t disappoint with a […]

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Mammoth Gravel Classic Weather Plans

The Mammoth Gravel Classic, organized by Cyclova in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is dealing with a second straight year of bad weather. The picture below shows exactly why they need to reroute this year’s ride. Read more about their change of plans here: http://www.cyclova.com/2014/04/we-ride-with-change-of-plans-mammoth.html If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some […]

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