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Dec. 15th: WI Rustic Roads, New Members Area + Workshop Schedule!!

We now have 3 routes that will help you earn your Wisconsin Rustic Road Patch!

As you probably know, the state of Wisconsin has a program to promote riding on certain "Rustic Roads". By riding on at least 10 Rustic Roads, motorcycle riders can earn a patch and a certificate.

In order to make it easier for you to earn a Rustic Road patch, we have created 3 different routes in different parts of the state.

Our 3 Rustic Road loops are close to Chicago (SE Wisconsin RR Loop), Milwaukee (Watertown RR Loop) and Minneapolis (NW Wisconsin RR Loop).

These rides are designed to direct you to 10 or more Rustic Roads in a single ride. So if you are interested in getting a Rustic Road patch and want some help check out the Rustic Road Loop that is close to you!

Even if you aren't interested in getting a patch, these roads are usually very scenic and fun to ride, so be sure to check out one of these routes.

Here are some of the Rustic Roads that we have visited over the years:

New Website Members Area:

Introducing the new Members Area of Driftless Roads USA! The Members Area can be accessed in two ways:

1. At the top of the website home page you will see a Login/Sign Up button. Click there to become a member of Driftless Roads USA. Any time you sign in you have access to your own account space. You will also notice a new tab in our menu that says Forum. Everyone can read the Forum posts, but only members can also write posts, comment on posts, chat with other members, etc. So, sign up to become a member, than access the Forum “socialize”.

2. Go to the Android or Apple App Store and download the Spaces By Wix App. The Spaces by Wix app is a dedicated app for members to easily engage and stay updated with the site on the go.

With the Spaces app, you can view all upcoming events, browse and shop online, read, share, and interact with blog posts and other members.

Our hope is that we can get to know you better, get your input on things, and even pick your brains for all of the expertise we know is out there. We will be sharing updates and the latest news about things like Workshops, Discounts and the Driftless Challenge. So, sign up and give it a try. It’s our first attempt at forming a community, so let us know what you think.

If you signed up in the past we apologize that the area wasn’t working. Please become a member again. You may also receive an invitation to do so sent out by the system.


Route Planning Workshop Schedule:

We have had a great time at our workshops. In addition to the presentation, we have a great discussion and information sharing among the participants.

The workshop topics are: GPS Theory (sorry!), Garmin Basecamp Introduction and Demonstration, REVER Trip Planner Introduction and Demonstration, Loading GPS Routes into Navigation Devices and Smartphones. The informal presentation and discussion will take about 2 hours.

We also set aside some time to do some one on one support to help people with their specific issues. Finally, as as if anyone needs more incentive, we will also have some great discounts and door prizes for workshop attendees!

Here is the current schedule and links to sign up:


Saturday, Jan. 7th: Public Session: BMW Motorcycles of Richfield

Spots are filling up; reserve your today!

Richfield, MN

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click Here to reserve your spot!


Saturday, Jan. 7th: Private Session: BMW Motorcycle Owners Club of Minnesota


Saturday, Jan. 28th: Public Session: Triumph Waukesha

Waukesha, WI

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Click Here to reserve your spot!


We are also working on scheduling 2 more public sessions in Madison and La Crosse, WI, a private zoom workshop and a public zoom workshop. Be sure to subscribe or become a member of our website for the latest information!


Safe Travels!!

Dale and Renee

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