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Sept 28: Black Canyon (CO) Loop, NW Wisc Rustic Road Loop

This week we are highlighting an amazing loop in Colorado (Black Canyon Loop) and the Northwest Wisconsin Rustic Road Loop! Check it out!

Black Canyon Loop:

The Black Canyon Loop is a beautiful ride in Southwest Colorado in and around Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This route starts in Montrose, Colorado and heads straight to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. Inside the park are two spur roads that take rides to beautiful overlooks and vistas. Even though the entire park is paved, be aware that the road to Crystal Dam is steep and narrow.

This loop passes through the towns of Montrose, Delta and Hotchkiss, CO. But it is also easily accessed from Gunnison, Ridgway and Grand Junction!

Click Here to learn more about the Black Canyon Loop!

Northwest Wisconsin Rustic Road Loop:

The NW Wisconsin Rustic Road Loop is located in Northwest Wisconsin, directly East of the Twin Cities. Completing this entire route will allow riders to visit enough Wisconsin Rustic Roads to earn a patch and a certificate of completion. Please visit the Wisconsin Rustic Road website to see the exact requirements.

Although several of the rustic roads on this route are not paved, we have identified bypass routes that will allow riders to stay on paved surfaces for the entire ride. Also, there are typically Rustic Road signs posted at both ends of each rustic road stretch, so if you are not able to get a photo at the start, you can get one at the end.

Click Here for more information about the NW Wisconsin Rustic Road Loop!

Driftless Challenge Update!

September is almost over, and with it is the September Driftless Challenge. We have several entries, but there is still time for you to enter.

Remember the winner is randomly drawn from among all of the monthly entries, so even a single entry has a chance to win!

Click Here for more information about how you can enter the Driftless Challenge!


Even though it is late September, there is still plenty of time for great rides in the North. We have a few rides still planned for this year (and hopefully some unplanned rides as well)!

We hope you are all having a great riding season and we hope we can help you explore some new areas soon.

Safe Travels!

Dale and Renee

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