Chicagoland’s Harmon Hundred Donates to the Wisconsin Bike Fed

For a moment, we’d like to forget the close pennant race between the Brewers and the Cubs, and thank the Wheeling Wheelmen for their support of the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Like many folks who live a stone’s throw south of the Cheddar Curtain, the Wheelmen tend to do a lot of riding on Wisconsin’s amazing network of low-traffic paved town roads. Of course one of our jobs at the Wisconsin Bike Fed is to promote the great riding we already have, so it is always nice to hear from groups who already make a point of visiting Wisconsin to ride.

Even better when they make donations to the Bike Fed and take out advertisements the Bike Fed’s print and digital magazine to promote their annual Harmon Hundred, as the Wheeling Wheelmen do. Those advertisements help us continue to publish a one of the best bicycle magazines anywhere, which in turn, helps promote Wisconsin bicycling–win, win.

These riders look pretty happy to be pedaling through Kenosha County on the Harmon Hundred.

This year the Wheelmen ad missed our deadline,  so we have published this blog post to promote their ride because we still want all those folks from the Land of Lincoln to have a great ride in Kenosha. Between hosting the finish for our Ride Across Wisconsin (Registration ends soon, so sign up soon) and a race in the Tour of America’s Dairyland series, Kenosha is becoming a cycling hot spot?

This year’s (48th!) Harmon Hundred will take place on Sunday, September 10th, 2017. For nearly 50 years, the Harmon Hundred has survived through increased traffic volume, road construction and unpredictable weather conditions to become one of Chicagoland’s favorite invitationals.

 The 100 mile route for the 2016 Harmon Hundred

The ride starts from Wilmot High School, in Wilmot, WI, with all routes opening at 6am. Riders will have a choice of 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile SAG supported routes. Century riders should leave no later than 8:00am. Rest stops will be supported by friendly volunteers and will be well stocked with food and beverage. All riders must plan to complete their rides by 4:00pm when all routes close and SAG support stops. Free showers are available at the high school after the ride. Please bring your own towel. The entry fee is $25 for adults and $5 for children 12 or under.


The Wheeling Wheelmen was founded by Phyllis Harmon in 1970. The club has grown to nearly 300 men and women serving the Northwest Chicagoland area with organized rides, social outings, informative meetings, bicycle advocacy and a lot of friendship. The club donates to several organizations that support all aspects of cycling. Annual membership is $20. Visit for further information.

If your club, team, or organization has a ride you want to promote, you can’t do better than placing an ad in our magazine. Did you also miss our advertising deadline for the September (our last of the year) issue? Email me and I can help you get a blog post like this one up on our site to help you promote your ride.

Have a bicycle friendly business you want to promote to like-minded customers? Our magazine reaches tens of thousands of people who love riding bikes to cafes, restaurants, craft breweries and retail shops.You can find the rates, deadlines and more info about the magazine on our Publications page here. To help create an advertisement that meets our specifications, you can download templates for quarter, half and full-page ads here. Don’t have a designer? No problem, our talented staff designer Chris Aalid can help create an ad for you for a small additional fee. If you have more questions, you can always email Matt Gissibl, who manages advertising sales for us, or give him a call at 414-255-0368.


About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 15 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave likes wool, long rides, sour beer, and a good polar vortex once in a while.

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