The Wisconsin Driftless Area gets a lot of attention from the sport touring community. Further north, however, are lesser known routes that we've tried to keep secret (shhh). Chock full of curves, their midwestern chip seal will warm your tires from the start.
Schedule and Accommodations
This event is being catered by Laurel Burleson and Ugly Apple Cafe!
Group riding times are discussed/announced the night before. All lodging, breakfast and dinner are provided. Customers are responsible for gas, lunch (snack option available) and excursion fees unless otherwise stated below. Each coordinator will have a limited array of roadside tools. Bring any obscure utilities specific to your motorcycle.
ThursdayLet's gather and get acquainted! Established in 1871, Elk Mound is part of the Chippewa Valley. Surrounded by farmland, its village rests near the east border of Dunn County close to various wildlife areas. Mound Hill Park, located nearby, honors rural letter carriers of Dunn County (the only such monument in America). We'll enjoy one of many catered dinners at 6pm and discuss the tour.
FridayWe warm up the engines on a beeline straight, soon turning north via county M toward Albertville. From there we continue until we reach Sand Creek, eventually meandering west into Graytown. Bouncing between each two fold, we ricochet south at Connersville, filling in the north/south voids at Knapp while somehow rolling east (back to base for post-ride down time).
SaturdayLaunching day two, we're dippin' south and headed west. Our route exhales all things yesterday, offering sweepers and corners to guide us from Falls City to Elmwood. Anything not riddled in twisties makes up for it with vast, beautiful scenery. At SR-29 and County "W", we barrel roll south with a purpose before visiting every curve due east to Cleghorn and eventually, home base.
SundayOur finale blends relaxing sweepers and scenic highways with tight, technical back roads. We head south across the Chippewa River into the Driftless to sample some of Wisconsin's finest "alphabet soup" on our way to the historic Mindoro Cut. West Salem provides a break before we head back north, capped with an easy cruise along Hwy 93 into Eau Claire for evening provisions and rest.