COVID-19 Update: The Tour de Chequamegon is back for 2021. We are limiting the number of riders to 40 and we are taking extra precautions to make this is a safe event for all our riders. Social distancing on a 100 mile gravel ride is easy and when we're at camp we have extra COVID protocols in place. If for some reason we have to cancel the event, we will issue full refunds to all registered riders.
Join us in the north woods of Wisconsin October 1-3, 2021 for an epic 3 day bikepacking trip. This fully supported 109 miles ride takes you onto some of the best gravel roads and trails in the country as you wind your way through the Chequamegon National Forest. We provide meals, water, campground reservations and full ride support. This means all you have to bring is your bike, your gear and a sense of adventure.
The ride leaves from Cable, WI and immediately takes you into the woods and onto gravel roads. This is our 5th year doing this ride and our crew is very experienced and there to help you along the way. We have 3 support riders on the trail at any given time, 2 vehicles and a medic just in case. We provide turn by turn directions but we recommend you download the route on Ride With GPS so you don't have to think about navigating. Just turn off your wi-fi and your phone's GPS will do the rest. It's amazing actually how the GPS offers siri-like turn by turn directions and hardly drains your phone battery.
In addition to our top notch trail support, meals at the campground are provided and we pride ourselves in having some of the best camp food around. Dinner is catered by the Brickhouse Cafe and they definitely don't disappoint. Breakfast consists of oatmeal, fruit, nuts/granola and plenty of coffee and juice. Before you roll out for the day, make sure to grab lunch that's also provided by the Brickhouse Cafe. Lunch is a sandwich wrap (veggie, vegan and gluten free options available by request) that you can easily pack in your bags so you can eat whenever you're in the mood. We'll also have plenty of energy bars and snacks so you can power up along the way and if you need anything else, don't forget our support crew that will be riding or driving along with you.
Below is a quick summary of each stage of the ride. For more detailed ride info, please head over to http://www.ridefyxation.com.
We'll start our day Friday morning with coffee and breakfast at the Brick House Cafe, 13485 Reynolds St, Cable, WI. Ride leaves at 10:00 AM from the Brick House. (Cost not included with registration, so bring cash or credit card) Leave cars parked in the public lot at 43301 Randysek Road, behind the Brick House. Ride to Black Lake, about 43 miles. Ride Notes: This day is the most challenging in terms of distance, elevation gain and difficulty but at the end of the ride, you'll be greeted by the Fyxation crew and we'll have warm food, cold and warm beverages and a warm campfire waiting for you. After a hard ride like this, there's nothing better than reliving the day around the campfire with new friends.
Ride from Black Lake to Day Lake, about 31 miles. Day two features almost all car-free gravel forest roads, but goes through a wide variety of forest from bogs to cedar swamps to hardwood. Ride Notes: This is the easiest day of the Tour and can be done at a very casual pace. Some riders will add a bit of distance to the route this day to get more mileage, but that's up to you. There are a few great up north saloons about a mile from the campground and some riders use this as an opportunity to get some greasy pub grub, a cold beer and to watch some college football on the TV. If that's not your style, head to the campground where you can sit on the dock by the lake or take a hike on the nearby hiking trails.
Ride from Day Lake Campground back to Cable for a finish party at The Rivers Eatery, about about 35 miles. Note that the cost of your food and beverages at the Rivers Eatery is not included with registration. Ride Notes: This ride is one of the most scenic of the trip as you meander through beautiful forests with plenty of lakes along the way and an amazing fresh spring that follows the trail for a few miles.
This will be my third Tour de Chequamegon. Expertly hosted and very accessible. A great introduction to bikepacking. Good food and stunning scenery.
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Looking forward to our October adventure! Our first bike packing trip!
First time bikepacking with my son. Can’t wait.