June 16th Update: Wildcat (WI) Route, 5 New Routes, Homeless Veterans Fundraiser + MORE!!
Wildcat Route (Wisconsin):
The Wildcat Route is named for Wildcat Mountain State Park, the centerpiece of this route, and a popular motorcycle destination.
In addition to the amazing road through the park, there are also great hiking trails that give you some beautiful views of the surrounding area.
This route explores much of the upper Kickapoo River Valley and surrounding areas, and the roads are incredible.
The entire route is full of hills and valleys that drain into the Kickapoo River watershed. The roads shadow the original farm roads which follow the contours of the land and make for excellent riding.
One thing to be aware of is the large number of Amish farms in this area. Keep your eyes open when you are riding this route as you may come across a horse and buggy travelling at a much slower speed. You should also be aware that there might be horse droppings in the road which can be slippery at times. Like the Mindoro Cut, Wildcat Mountain is a popular motorcycle destination and if you have not ridden it yet, you should add the Wildcat Route to your bucket list.
For more information about the Wildcat Route, Click Here!
5 New Routes Available:
We are excited to announce that we have released 5 more great routes in the Driftless Store. This brings the total number of rides to over 130!
As always, we have selected the Best Paved Roads and have highlighted a ton of great Points of Interest.
Here are the latest 5 routes we have added:
Pikes Peak Colorado Loop: Not to be confused with the Pikes Peak Iowa Route (Same guy, different peaks!). This loop is located near Colorado Springs, CO and starts out with a short trip through Garden of the Gods before approaching and climbing to the summit of Pikes Peak. Click Here for more information!
Independence Pass Loop: This loop is located in Western Colorado near the town of Aspen. It explores the roads in that area and includes both Independence Pass and Tennessee Pass. Click Here for more information!
Loveland Pass Loop: The Loveland Pass Loop is located in Central Colorado near the town of Breckenridge. In addition to the great roads, this loop also includes Loveland Pass, Hoosier Pass, and Guanella Pass. Click Here for more information!
Mount Evans Loop: This loop is also located in Central Colorado near the town of Idaho Springs. It includes a ton of great roads as well as a trip to the top of Mt. Evans. This road is the highest paved road in North America! Click Here for more information!
4 Corners Loop: The final loop we wanted to highlight this week is the 4 Corners Loop. The 4 Corners Loop is located in the 4 Corners area of the southwest. In addition to a visit to the famous 4 Corners Monument, we have created a fun loop that includes a little bit of riding in each of the 4 bordering states. Click Here for more information!
Battle Brothers Homeless Veterans Ride!
June 18th (in 2 days!!) - Battle Brothers Homeless Veterans Ride - St. Charles/Aurora, IL
We have been anxiously awaiting this event, and we are so excited it is finally here!
Renee and I will be among the vendors at this event. We will have some special discounts available for event attendees. Please feel free to stop by, we are happy to meet fellow riders and answer any question they might have. We are also happy to support this cause and we look forward to seeing you all there!
For more information about this Great Event, please visit their Facebook Page.
Driftless Challenge Update:
We are halfway through the June monthly challenge, so there is still time to enter. Remember, if you don't enter, you can't win!
Click here for more information about the Driftless Challenge!
We are also pleased to announce that, as in the past 2 years, Viking Bags is sponsoring this contest and providing the Overall Grand Prize.
Dale and Renee