When: Friday evening (gather at hotel) July 6....ride Saturday and Sunday July 7-8, 2018.

Where: Sparta Wisconsin on the Elroy-Sparta Trail (Saturday). Ride the Buffalo River State Park Trail (Sunday) on the way back to Minnesota.

Lodging: Best Western Plus Sparta Trail Lodge: 4445 Theater Road. AARP weekend rate would cost about $250 for both nights taxes included.


THE PLAN! (Weather permitting).

  1. We gather together at the Best Western Friday evening.
  2. If you are not familiar with the Elroy-Sparta Trail, it is characterized by railroad grade climbs in tree lined canopy to a train tunnel....walk through the tunnel (one is 3/4 mile long), and then a descent to another town, all
    on hard packed crushed limestone trails. 700 X 25 tires work fine, but 700 X 28 tires are better. Virtually all bike trails in Wisconsin are crushed limestone.
  3. Convenient Round Trip distances would be 22 miles to Norwalk, about 36 to Wilton, 54 to Kendall, and about 66 to Elroy.
  4. Sunday, on the way back home, we travel to the Buffalo River State Trail, probably getting off of Highway 94 at Osseo, WI. We have never done the trail. We will have things figured out by then.



Because of the cost of the hotel, the distance to Sparta, the weekend commitment, and the relative spur of the moment announcement, we need to know how many tandem teams would attend the event... BY SUNDAY JUNE 24! Not enough interest we cancel the event. Enough people sign up, we can probably come up with a group rate for the hotel.

So, send us an email message with your cell phone number if you are interested in attending this event. John and Helen Mattsen.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.