WI Bike Week Events
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IRONBULL Essential Gravel Ride
June 2 – June 18
This free bike ride is returning in 2023 for its fourth year! Its purpose is to introduce people to gravel riding and provide an option for gravel enthusiasts. You may ride at a leisurely pace or race and get some competitive juices flowing. You can even ride the course as many times as you want! You may participate as a small group or solo.
There are three looped route options, all starting and ending at the Mountain-Bay Trailhead at the Marathon County Solid Waste landfill, 1.5 miles east of Ringle, WI. All riders (age 16+) will need to purchase a state trail pass (available at the trailhead) for the route which includes the Mountain-Bay and Wiouwash State Trails (44 mile route only).
One pass is valid for all Wisconsin state trails, so consider an annual pass. More info here. Note that trail fees on state-operated designated state trails are waived for Free Fun Weekend on June 3-4, 2023.
Haven’t done a gravel ride before? Historically, most of the Essential Gravel riders were participating in their first-ever gravel ride too! So this is a perfect event for you to try it out! It’s free, you can do any time, you choose the route best for you, and you can even do the route again (and again)!
Find more details and registration here!