June 1st Update: Lower Kickapoo (WI) Route and Ozark MO Loop + MORE!
In keeping with our past posts, we are highlighting 1 Driftless Area Route and 1 New Route.
Lower Kickapoo (WI) Route:
We named this route for the Kickapoo River because much of the route is located in and around the lower Kickapoo River valley. However, this route will also have you riding along both the Mississippi and the Wisconsin Rivers. The proximity of this route to the 3 rivers mentioned above results in a great number of fun roads to choose from.
Prairie du Chien is the largest town along this route and was an early settlement in the area. The Villa Louis and Fort Crawford Museum are great side trips for history buffs.
On the hilltops east of Gays Mills are a series of apple orchards where the views are amazing and the apples are even better. If you ride this route in the fall, be sure to stop and pick up some apples and other goodies.
For more information about the Lower Kickapoo Route, Click Here!
Ozark MO Loop:
The Ozark Missouri Loop is located in the Southwestern corner of Missouri. It begins in the town of Ozark, Missouri and it follows curvy county roads further South and West.
Riders will cross Table Rock Lake twice on this loop and also pass Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, an outdoor paradise located in Lampe, Missouri. After the 2nd Table Rock Lake crossing, the route winds and zig zags back to the starting point in Ozark.
Click Here for more information about the Ozark Missouri Loop.
2 Great Events That Need Your Support:
1. June 11th - Illinois Bikers Against Bullying Ride/Rally - Utica, IL
Join the Illinois Bikers Against Bullying on the 1st Annual Awareness Ride and Rally. Take a scenic ride to Jamie's Outpost in Utica, Ill. There you will receive a complimentary burger and fries. The cost to ride is $30 per bike and all proceeds will go towards raising awareness of the effects bullying has on our children.
For more information about this event, please visit their Facebook Page.
2. June 18th - Battle Brothers Homeless Veterans Ride - St. Charles/Aurora, IL
The Battle Brothers event team have worked hard to put together a ride with more for less, More fun less money. This is also a great cause to support as all proceeds go towards the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a Great Cause to Support!
Registration starts at 9:00 am at Evergreen Pub 1400 W. Main St Charles and is $25 with no passenger fee. There will be live music during registration, a Bike Blessing at 10:45 am and then Kick Stands Up at 11:00 am
During the ride there will be one stop. When you go inside to buy a drink, you will get a raffle ticket and winner will be chosen before the ride continues.
The ride ends at the Aurora Athletic Club and the afterparty begins. There will be more live music by Southern Jack, free food, and several vendors. Drinks are available and there are sure to be specials available that day.
Renee and I will be among the vendors at this event. 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 happy to announce the May Driftless Challenge Winner is Greg T. Congratulations Greg!!!
Click Here for more information about the Driftless Challenge!
Here are some of the great entries from this month's challenge:
See you soon!
Renee and Dale