So far the 2017 Wisconsin Spring Classic Calendar is as follows (click event name to see the individual ride Facebook event page). We will have more details for each ride as we get closer to spring. Note that some rides still link to last year’s Facebook event, but those will be updated as soon as the ride organizers create a new page.

Sun., March 12th, 9.a.m. – Wheel & Sprocket to Paris
The ride that started them all! A rain or shine ride from Wheel & Sprocket in Hales Corners to Paris, WI, where we stop for a group photo. From Paris you can turn back or ride on to Kenosha for a refueling stop at Public Craft Brewing and then head back to Wheel. 76 miles
Sun., March 19th, 9 a.m. Ben’s Cycle to Rome  This ride from Ben’s Cycle to Rome has been postponed. Date and time TBA. There will be an alternative, shorter route that will leave at 9am from Hollander Tosa and go to Wales (maybe Rome if it is nice out and we have the legs).  We will try the trail, but switch to the road if the trail is too icy or snowy. Stay tuned for a Facebook event with the date and time for the shop ride.

Leave from Milwaukee’s Polish cycling epicenter and ride to Rome, WI for a group photo at the Rome Feed Mill and grab some bakery Pickets Country Store before we turn around. Vince and the guys at Milwaukee Bicycle Company may have the grill going when we get back. 86 miles

Sun., April 2nd, 2017, 10 a.m. – Wheel & Sprocket to Holland

This fun new ride to Town of Holland, a nice little dairy community in the Fox Valley, leaves from Wheel & Sprocket’s Appleton store. The route is a relatively short and flat, leaving plenty of time to hang afterward at the shop. Le Prince French Crepes will be setup in the back of the shop parking lot for Tour of Flanders viewing and post ride food. 55 miles

Sun., April 9th, 9.a.m. Broken Spoke to Luxemburg

Ride with George and the gang from Broken Spoke Bike Studio in Green Bay to Luxemburg, WI for a stop at Don’s Bakery for schnecks and a group photo.  Ride back and hang with comrades for a bit to relive the ride. 58 miles

Sat., April 15th, 10 a.m. – Tour de Lowlands
Leave from the recently remodeled Cafe Hollander in the Village of Wauwatosa, ride around the Milwaukee area to most of the other Grand Cafes and end with time for post ride biers at Cafe Bavaria, right back at the start! 50 miles
Sat., April 22nd, 9 a.m. –Rocket Bicycle Studio to New Glarus
Sun., April 23rd, 1 p.m. – Holland to “The Cut”

The Coulee Bicycle Company of Onalaska teams up with the Red Pines Bar and Grill in Brice Prairie to host a ride through the Town of Holland to the famed Mindoro Cut and back. After the ride, we can refuel at the Red Pines on Lake Onalaska in Brice Prairie. 55 miles

Sun., April 30th, 11 a.m. – Strada Fango Spring Classic

With a sweet Ellis Cycles bike named after it, we had to partner with this Northwoods classic to add some gravel to your spring. The ride starts and ends at Murphy Flowage, in Rusk County, WI. No entry fee. No swag. No official timing. Unlimited pain and suffering. 75 miles

Sat., May 6th, 9 a.m. – Route du Sud

The Door County Silent Sports Association’s tour of beautiful southern Door County. The ride starts in Sturgeon Bay at Otumba Park and takes you to Namur (home of the Belgian American Heritage Club) and Brussels, then to Vignes and Lasalle and back. 70 miles

Sun., May 7TH, 9 a.m. – Fyxation to Belgium

Grab a Colectivo at Fyxation Bicycle before the ride to Belgium, WI, which was actually settled by Luxembourgers, and is home to the Luxembourg American Cultural Society and Museum. Back at the shop on Humboldt Blvd after the ride, we will have a little BBQ. 71 miles

Sat., May 13th, 8 a.m. – Rocket Bikes Black and Blue Ride

This time the crew from Rocket Bicycle Studio  in Verona put together a longer, but less punchy loop through Blue Mounds State Park and Black Earth with plenty of places to refuel along the way. There are a couple options to shortcut the route. 77 miles

Below is a map of the draft routes for each ride.