The Mayhem Ride is an annual group ride that Dale started 4 years ago for a small group of family and friends. This is the first year we opened it up publicly and invited all our Driftless Road followers along, and we are so happy with the way it went that we may just have to do it again next year!
Wow, what a great day!! We ended up with a really big group (compared to past rides), 17 bikes and 25 people!
This was a special day for Dale for many reasons. One of which was that our youngest son was his co-pilot for the day. Another is that it gave him the opportunity to surprise his dad with a birthday cake on his 80th birthday at the cookout after the ride!
The weather was perfect and everyone arrived in time to visit a bit before we took off.
We made stops in Fennimore at the Veteran’s Memorial and Cassville for a drink/fuel stop. We also stopped for lunch in Praire du Chein and again for drinks/fuel in Blue River.
The roads (with 1 or 2 exceptions) were great, and the scenery, as always, was awesome.
Toward the end of the ride we stopped in Boscobel at one of the rider’s houses to see his motorcycle collection. Bill collects all sorts of motorcycles…some are very unique. When we got there, we found another group of riders was already there, so we got to visit with them too!
At the end of the ride, Roddy hosted the group at his place in Woodman for an after ride cookout.
Overall it was a great day.
We would like to thank all of the riders who came out to ride with us on Saturday, especially Jeremy, Cari, Jeff, Neil, and John who came so far just to ride with us.
We also want to give a big thank you to Bill for opening up his garage/museum to our group.
Finally, we want to give a special thanks to our good friend Roddy. Roddy did so much to help make this more than just a ride. He gave us suggestions for stopping points, he designed the ride shirts, he opened up his campground for our riders, and he provided a post-ride cookout for the entire group. Roddy, words alone are not enough, but Thank You!!
We’re already looking forward to next year’s Mayhem ride. Until then; ride safe everyone.