This is an old school free gravel bike ride so be prepared to support yourself with 33, 63, and 103 mile ride options. Use paper cue sheets, gpx, or your phone to navigate because the course is not marked. You must register to be included in the results.
The ride starts in Somo Area Recreation Arena (SARA) Park. SARA Park has showers and a beach so bring a towel. SARA Park has camping.
All riders will check in at the Windmill “finish” on the way back to claim a custom bottle opener medal and then spin down the bike path back to SARA Park.
We like Bambino’s downtown for beer, pizza, and more ice cream afterwards.
A gravel adventure from Tomahawk that features an extensive collection of remote gravel including the Pine Line and Hiawatha Trails and Lincoln, Taylor, and Oneida County Forests. Climb to the highest point in Wisconsin. 26% of the route is paved and 74% is gravel. Points of interest include:
Lunch in Ogema (mile 52)
Timm’s Hill Climb (mile 60) – toilets & water
Knox Mills Ghost Town (mile 68)
Tripoli Resupply (mile 77)
Ice Cream Shop Finale (mile 99)
Travel on scenic county roads and remote gravel with numerous bridges over beautiful waterways. Ride through Lincoln and Oneida County Forests and Gobler Lake State Natural Area. Conclude the ride on the Hiawatha Trail and stop at the Windmill ice cream shop on Lake Nokomis (mile 57). A much improved ride over the old course, but with no Tripoli resupply. 45% of the route is paved and 55% is gravel.
A shorter version on scenic county roads and remote gravel with numerous bridges over beautiful waterways. Stop for a dip in Somo Lake at Co-Op Park (mile 9), ride through Oneida County Forest, check out the Little Rice Dam (mile 21), and stop at the Windmill ice cream shop on Lake Nokomis (mile 27). Conclude the ride on the Hiawatha Trail. 69% of the route is paved and 41% is gravel.