May 11th: Big M (WI) & Doswell Chesapeake Loops + Driftless Challenge!!
This week we are highlighting one loop in the heart of the Driftless area and another loop near the 2023 BMW MOA Rally in Doswell, VA.
The Big M (WI) Route:
The Big M Route is aptly named for the huge “M” on the side of a mound outside of Platteville, WI. It is the largest “M” in the world! Take the time to stretch your legs and hike to the top for an amazing view! Located in southwest Wisconsin, this route ranges from the Illinois border nearly all the way to the Wisconsin River.
The geography varies from the high bluffs and deep valleys near the major rivers to the rolling farmland one expects of southern Wisconsin. Get ready to ride both small, tight, twistie roads and fast highways. Because this part of Wisconsin contains some of the earliest settled land, there are a lot of historic sights throughout the entire region. There are many museums and exhibits describing the early life and industry in the area such as the Brewer museum in Potosi, the Mining Museum in Platteville, Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, and Wisconsin’s First State Capital in Belmont.
Click Here for more information about the Big M Route!
For more information about other routes in the Driftless Area, Click Here!
Doswell Chesapeake Loop:
The Doswell Chesapeake Loop is located in Eastern Virginia. This start of this loop is near the Meadow Event Park at Doswell, the site of the 2023 BMW MOA Rally. From the starting point this route heads Northeast across the Rappahannock River before turning to the Southeast and the Chesapeake Bay coast.
In White Stone, the route travels to the coast at Windmill Point. Take a few minutes to enjoy the Bay view before returning to White Stone. From White Stone, the path continues South to Gloucester and then turns back Northwest toward Doswell.
Click Here for more information about the Doswell Chesapeake Loop!
2023 Driftless Challenge:
The 2023 Driftless Challenge is off to a GREAT start. We are seeing entries from both the photo entries and the REVER entries which is awesome!
If you want to find out more about how to enter the Driftless Challenge, Click Here!
Dale and Renee