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May 22nd Events Update

One of our featured events this summer is taking place on May 31st -June 2nd.  It is the Galena Adventure Ride with Motoworks and CDSR.  It is also listed below as the Motoworks Chicago 4th Annual Galena Ride.
Driftless Road Adventures has teamed up with Motoworks Chicago and the Chicago Dual Sport Riders (CDSR) for a weekend of riding and fun.
There will be organized paved and dual sport rides on both Saturday and Sunday, however, the routes for all rides will be available prior to the event so you can ride at your own pace if you prefer.
Check it out, it’s sure to be a great time!
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If you can’t make it to Galena for the Motoworks/CDSR event, there are still plenty of other great events all around the Driftless Region.

May 24th:

  • Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club Bonzai Rally, Ossian, IA (May 26th).  This is a great club and a great event.  The Bonzai rally is a day long scavenger hunt which requires some planning and strategy.  Renee and I participated in this event a few years ago.  We had a blast and we actually won our division!  This event takes place near the Pikes Peak Route, and the Iowa Waterfall Route.
  • Scrabble Run for Autism, Lodi, WI.  (May 26th).  The Scrabble run is a clever variation on a poker run.  You pick up letter tiles instead of cards.  At the end of the day you create words in specific categories.  It sounds like a lot of fun and the proceeds go to Navigating Autism, Inc.  This fund raiser takes place near the River Bend Route.
  • Chicago Region BMW Owners Association Memorial Day Ride.  This event will be taking place on some of the best roads in the Driftless Areas every day of the holiday weekend.  The Mindoro Cut Route and the Highway 16 Route are just 2 of the many routes close to this event.

May 31st:

June 8th:

  • June 6th-9th – Pure Stodge Touring Association presents the 43rd Annual Iowa BMW Motorcycle Rally. Located in the heart of the historical German Amana Colonies—there is plenty of shady, grassy camping space at the Middle Amana Community Park! Enjoy modern restrooms and shower facilities; campfires; electricity; and plenty of space for RV camping.
  • June 8th-9th – Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club – Hyder Seek.  Complete and IBA ride and end up in Hyder, AK for a banquet with the GLMC team.
  • June 8th – 4th Annual Mayhem Ride.  This event, hosted by Driftless Road Adventures and Woodman Lake Cabins and RV, is a just for fun ride of family and friends.  Proceeds from t-shirt sales will be donated to the Woodman Veteran’s Memorial.

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Riding season is here!  Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded with routes, and official Driftless Road Adventure gear.
  • You can also pre-order Mayhem Ride T-shirts that will be available for pick-up the day of the ride in the Driftless Store.  Don’t forget to let us know if you are attending by indicating that you are “going” on the Facebook event page.
  • Keep those photos coming!  We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share.  Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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May 15th Events Update

Don’t forget, the more picture you send us, the greater your chances of winning.
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The riding season is finally underway and there are more events to choose from every week.  We love hearing from other riders, so let us know where you are going and send us a picture or two when you get home.

May 17th:

May 24th:

  • Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club Bonzai Rally, Ossian, IA (May 26th).  This is a great club and a great event.  The Bonzai rally is a day long scavenger hunt which requires some planning and strategy.  Renee and I participated in this event a few years ago.  We had a blast and we actually won our division!  This event takes place near the Pikes Peak Route, and the Iowa Waterfall Route.

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  • Scrabble Run for Autism, Lodi, WI.  (May 26th).  The Scrabble run is a clever variation on a poker run.  You pick up letter tiles instead of cards.  At the end of the day you create words in specific categories.  It sounds like a lot of fun and the proceeds go to Navigating Autism, Inc.  This fund raiser takes place near the River Bend Route.

May 31st:

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Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Riding season is here!  Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded with routes, and official Driftless Road Adventure gear.
  • You can also pre-order Mayhem Ride T-shirts that will be available for pick-up the day of the ride in the Driftless Store.  Don’t forget to let us know if you are attending by indicating that you are “going” on the Facebook event page.
  • Keep those photos coming!  We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share.  Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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May 8th Events Update

The 2019 Driftless Challenge is under way!  Pictured above are just a few of the locations on the list.  If you want to find out more, go to our Driftless Challenge  page.

Driftless Events:

Last weekend was a big weekend for events and the weather was great!  We hope that everyone who attended had a great time.   Let’s hope for another good weekend of riding ahead.  Here are this week’s upcoming events:

May 11th:

  • There are no events on the Driftless calendar this weekend, so it would be a great time to get some pictures for the Driftless Challenge.

May 17th:

May 24th:

  • Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club Bonzai Rally, Ossian, IA (May 26th).  This is a great club and a great event.  The Bonzai rally is a day long scavenger hunt which requires some planning and strategy.  Renee and I participated in this event a few years ago.  We had a blast and we actually won our division!

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  • Scrabble Run for Autism, Lodi, WI.  (May 26th).  The Scrabble run is a clever variation on a poker run.  You pick up letter tiles instead of cards.  At the end of the day you create words in specific categories.  It sounds like a lot of fun and the proceeds go to Navigating Autism, Inc.

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Riding season is here!  Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded with routes, and official Driftless Road Adventure gear.
  • You can also pre-order Mayhem Ride T-shirts that will be available for pick-up the day of the ride in the Driftless Store.  Don’t forget to let us know if you are attending by indicating that you are “going” on the Facebook event page.
  • Keep those photos coming!  We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share.  Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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Driftless Challenge and May 1st Events Update

What is the Driftless Challenge?  Think part awesome motorcycle ride, part scavenger hunt, part amateur photography and part lottery.  Sound like fun?  Then read on…

Here’s how it works:

We have created a list of awesome locations on our routes in the Driftless Area.   You ride your bike to the sight locations and take a picture of your bike at that location.

Send us the picture and you are entered in a monthly drawing.  The more pictures you send us, the more entries you have.

There will be a winner every month and a Grand Prize winner at the end of the contest.

How much does it cost to enter?  It’s Free!  You can’t beat that price.

For more details go to the Driftless Challenge  page.

Driftless Events:

Last weekend I was able to make it up to Pecatonica for the Blackhawk Expo and Swap Meet.  This is a fun event and I had a great time talking to everyone there.  The Winnebago County Fairgrounds is a great location and I recommend you put it on your calendar for next year’s event!

May 3rd:

  • Vintage Torque Fest, Traditionally inspired Hot Rod, Custom, Vintage Cycle Show, in Dubuque, Iowa.  May 3rd-5th.  This event is located near the Balltown Dreams Route, the Sabula Anamosa Route and the Big M Route.
  • Chicago Region BMW Motorcycle Owners Association Mini-Rally.  Open to members and non-members in Houston, MN.  May 3rd-5th.  This event takes place near the Highway 16 Route.
  • Rev It Up for Awareness Ride in Davenport, Iowa.  Ride and rally, May 4th.
  • Slimey Crud Run, Pine Bluff and Leland, WI.  This gathering has the largest variety of motorcycles that I have ever seen in one place (other than in a museum).  Pine Bluff and Leland are located near the Taliesin Route and the White Mound Route.

May 11th:

  • There are no events on the Driftless calendar this weekend, so it would be a great time to get some pictures for the Driftless Challenge.

May 17th:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Reminders:

  • Riding season is here!  Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded with routes, and official Driftless Road Adventure gear.
  • You can also pre-order Mayhem Ride T-shirts that will be available for pick-up the day of the ride in the Driftless Store.  Don’t forget to let us know if you are attending by indicating that you are “going” on the Facebook event page
  • Keep those photos coming!  We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share.  Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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April 24th Events Update

We have really been enjoying some new pictures from the Driftless Area.  Big thanks to Roger K., Lindsey W.  and Doug M. for the new pictures.

To see more pictures of the Driftless Area, check out our Additional Pictures and Videos Page.

Reminders:

Riding season is here!  Visit the Driftless Store for paper maps, SD cards pre-loaded with routes, and official Driftless Road Adventure gear.

You can also pre-order Mayhem Ride T-shirts that will be available for pick-up the day of the ride in the Driftless Store.  Don’t forget to let us know if you are attending by indicating that you are “going” on the Facebook event page.  (use the link above)

Keep those photos coming!  We are so excited to be receiving some of your pictures to share.  Send them to DriftlessRoadAdventures@gmail.com.

Driftless Events:

Last weekend there were a couple of Flood Run’s for Charity.  We had great weather in Iowa and hopefully they had good weather ‘up North’.  If anyone was at either of the flood runs last weekend, we would love to see your pictures!

April 27th:

  • Blackhawk Expo and Swap Meet.  Join the Blackhawk Region BMW Association at the  Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica, Illinois for one of the best swap meet and expos of the BMW Motorcycle community.  All makes and brands are welcome.  This event take place near the Pecatonica Route.  We are going to try to make it to this event on Sunday the 28th.  We hope to see you there!!
  • Highroad Riders Bike Blessing.  Join the Highroad Riders for their annual Bike Blessing in South Barrington, Il.
  • Simply Street Bikes Poker Run.  Stop by Simply Street Bikes in Eden Prairie, MN for their spring poker run.  This will be a great event with prizes, giveaways, and in store deals.  This event take place near the St. Croix Route and the Redwing-Fairbault Route.

May 3rd:

May 11th:

  • There are no events on the Driftless calendar this weekend, so it would be a great time to try out some new roads in the Driftless Area.

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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April 17th Events Update

Lots Going on this week:

New rider submitted photos of the Driftless Area by Roger K.  Thanks Roger.  Click Here to view more.  To submit your own Driftless pictures, email them to use at Driftlessroadadventures@gmail.com

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We also take pre-orders for Mayhem Ride shirts.  All profits from the sale of this shirt will go toward the Veterans Memorial in Woodman, WI.  Stop by the Driftless Store to pre-order one today!

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Due to some unforeseen events, we are not able to take our trip to Missouri, but we would still love to hear what you are doing this weekend.  Drop us a note and tell us your plans.

Driftless Events:

Last weekend was the ride for Zach Olson.  It looks like there was a tremendous turnout.  Thanks to everyone who was able to attend.  To see some pictures and video from that event click here.

April 20th:

  • 54th Annual Flood Run.  Lake St. Croix Beach, MN.  This is a charity event which will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  There will be vendors, merchandise and a raffle.  This event takes place near the St. Croix Route.
  • Flood Run for Charity.  Bay City, WI.  This charity event, located in Bay City, is also for the benefit of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  This event takes place near the Maiden Rock route.

April 27th:

May 3rd:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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April 9th Driftless Events Update

Driftless Challenge:

Renee and I have been busy with the new maps and trip planning, but we also wanted to give people a fun incentive to get out and ride in some new areas.  So, we are working on a new monthly Driftless Challenge which we will roll out in the next few weeks.  More to come on that.

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Driftless Events:

This weekend kicks off a string of weekends with important and fun events.  Be sure to check them out!

April 13th:

  • Ride for Zach Olson.  Janesville, WI to Afton, WI.  Zach is a 19 year old young man with terminal brain cancer. Zach wants a LARGE group of bikes to get together and ride in for him. Let’s do what we can to make this one last wish come true!  This event takes place near the Pecatonica Route.

April 20th:

  • 54th Annual Flood Run.  Lake St. Croix Beach, MN.  This is a charity event which will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  There will be vendors, merchandise and a raffle.  This event takes place near the St. Croix Route.
  • Flood Run for Charity.  Bay City, WI.  This charity event, located in Bay City, is also for the benefit of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  This event takes place near the Maiden Rock route.

April 27th:

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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Upcoming Driftless Events – April 3rd

Renee and I are really excited that our first bike trip of the year is only 2 weeks away!  It will be a short trip, but our first getaway of the year.

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We would love to hear about your plans for the upcoming season.  Do you have plans to attend any events, or go on solo or group trips?  Drop us an email or respond with a comment.

Also, don’t forget we have printed maps and SD cards preloaded with our routes available in the Driftless Store.  These are great aids in planning an unforgettable trip to the Driftless Area.

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While there are no Driftless Events this weekend that we have been made aware of, there are some important events coming soon.  Be sure to check them out!

April 13thRide for Zach Olson.  Janesville, WI to Afton, WI.  Zach is a 19 year old young man with terminal brain cancer. Zach wants a LARGE group of bikes to get together and ride in for him. Let’s do what we can to make this one last wish come true!  This event takes place near the Pecatonica Route.

April 20th:  54th Annual Flood Run.  Lake St. Croix Beach, MN.  This is a charity event which will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  There will be vendors, merchandise and a raffle.  This event takes place near the St. Croix Route.

April 20th:  Flood Run for Charity.  Bay City, WI.  This charity event, located in Bay City, is also for the benefit of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  This event takes place near the Maiden Rock route.

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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Upcoming Driftless Events 3/27/19

We have seen lots of motorcycles starting to appear in the past few days, and even though weather is still not fully cooperating (still flooding in many places) we will soon be out riding again!!

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While there are no Driftless Events in the next 2 weeks that we have been made aware of, there are some important events coming soon. We wanted to give everyone plenty of notice.

April 13th:  Ride for Zach Olson.  Janesville, WI to Afton, WI.  Zach is a 19 year old young man with terminal brain cancer. Zach wants a LARGE group of bikes to get together and ride in for him. Let’s do what we can to make this one last wish come true!

April 20th:  54th Annual Flood Run.  Lake St. Croix Beach, MN.  This is a charity event which will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.  There will be vendors, merchandise and a raffle.

April 20th:  Flood Run for Charity.  Bay City, WI.  This charity event, located in Bay City, is also for the benefit of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

Please check our Events Calendar for more details on these and other Driftless Events.

Finally, if you know of a public event that we don’t have listed, please drop us a note and let us know.  We would be happy to add your event to our calendar.

Don’t forget to visit the Driftless Store for routes and maps as you start to plan your riding season!

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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Upcoming Driftless Events; March 20th

It looks like spring is finally coming to the Midwest.  However, rain and melting snow are contributing to flooding in many areas.  So if you are able to get out and ride, be aware of localized flooding and don’t ride through flooded areas.

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If you can’t get a ride in this weekend, there are still things to do, like prep your bike for the riding season or plan some awesome trips in the Driftless Area (we can help with that).

As you may have noticed, we have added a calendar of events to our website.  Our calendar is highlighting motorcycle related activities in an around the Driftless Area.  We will also highlight upcoming events with a weekly reminder.

This weekend’s highlight is the Donnie Smith Motorcycle Show in St. Paul, MN.   Along with vendors and a swap meet, this is the largest custom bike show in the Midwest.

The next events on our calendar are on April 20th.   They are both listed as Flood Runs in Bay City, WI and Lake St. Croix Beach, MN.

Please check our Events Calendar for the latest updates.

Finally, if you know of a public event that we don’t have listed, please drop us a note and let us know.  We would be happy to add your event to our calendar.

Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee