This is a long-distance, nighttime, gravel ride. Don’t miss this unique experience!
There will be three ride options: 25-mile (Belleville), 50-mile (Monticello), and 80-mile (Illinois state line) out and back, all gravel/dirt trail bike ride beginning at nightfall, except for short detours around the closed Stewart Tunnel and the fire-damaged Round Grove Road bridge.
End times vary according to distance. Participants generally return to their motor vehicles at the start point or ride home.
This ride is on the Badger State Trail. Riders are responsible for their own state trail passes.
The ride starts at 7pm. We will ride as a group south to the crossing of County Highway M, after which riders may ride in small groups or alone at their own pace and distance.
Your on-line registration fee of $15 is a donation to Bike Fitchburg, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity devoted to improving biking in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and is deductible to full the extent of federal and state tax law. You will also sign a release and pay a registration service fee when you register. Additional donations and donations from non-riders support our work and are greatly appreciated!
Helmet and long-lasting headlight(s) are required. Spare lights, batteries, and/or power packs are recommended for the longer distances.
This ride is mostly unsupported, but there will be water and snacks along the route at Belleville, Monticello, Monroe (bubbler/24 hr. bathrooms) and the Illinois border.
Thank you for supporting bicycle advocacy in Fitchburg!