This week's route is named after one of Sparta Wisconsin's Hometown Hero's; Deke Slayton:
The Deke Slayton Route is named in honor of WWII veteran, test pilot, astronaut and local hero Deke Slayton. Deke was born on a farm near Sparta, WI and graduated from Sparta High School.
This route is broken into 3 distinct parts. One part explores all of the hills and valleys between Sparta and Black River Falls. The second part covers the area between Sparta and West Salem and includes the famous Mindoro Cut. The third part is actually located south of Interstate 90 and fills in the gaps between other routes in the area.
Regardless of which section you are riding, there are a variety of roads from tight and twisty to wide open and speedy. When you are in Sparta, take the time to visit the Deke Slayton Memorial Museum and get your picture taken with Deke! Outside of Sparta is F.A.S.T. Corp with larger than life fiberglass figures. This route also includes access to 3 Wisconsin Rustic Roads (# 31, #54, and #91). If you plan on riding the Deke Slayton route (and you should!) consider staying in or near Sparta. It is central to this route and it makes a great staging area with easy access to multiple Driftless Area routes.
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September Driftless Challenge Winner!
The September Driftless Challenge winner is Gary P! Congratulations Gary!!
Thanks to everyone who entered. There is only 1 more month remaining to enter and win. Remember, the Grand Prize winner will be drawn from all of the monthly winners.
Web Site Changes Coming Soon!
Renee has been busy with another upgrade to our website. We are hoping that this change will make it easier for riders to identify where the routes are in relation to each other. There are some other benefits as well that we will be sharing when we go live. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Yesterday, we shared how we have teamed up with REVER to save you some money! If you missed it, Click Here to find out more.
This week we got the first hint of the winter weather on the horizon. We are planning on more riding before the snow hits and we hope you are too!
Dale and Renee