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October 9th Update

BMW MOA Getaway:


Renee and I had a great time at the BMW MOA Getaway in Tomah this past weekend.  We met a lot of super people and got to talk about our favorite place to ride:  The Driftless Area.  Saturday was a bit of a washout, it poured all day.  But, we hung around and got in a wonderful ride on Sunday.

We chose to ride parts of the Wildcat and Camp Douglas Routes.  We saw many Amish buggies, rode over Wildcat Mountain, found the newest Rustic Road (#121), and had a close call on a sharp right hand corner at the bottom of a hill (yikes!).

This route will be shared at next year’s Getaway, but our Patrons will have access to it in the next week or so.


Driftless Challenge:

The last Driftless Challenge for 2019 is currently open.   This will be the last Driftless Challenge of 2019, so be sure and get your pictures in to be entered.  In November we will enter all monthly winners in our Grand Prize drawing!

Upcoming Driftless Events:

Last weekend was a one of the last big weekends for Driftless Events.  While there are still a lot of good riding weekends left (hopefully) this year, there are not many organized events.

October 12th:

  • October 12th:  No Driftless Events Currently Scheduled

October 19th:

October 26th:


  • Planning on trying out one of our routes?  If you are interested in paper maps or pre-loaded SD cards with the routes or tracks, visit the Driftless Store today!  Your purchases go directly back into the site to help us keep it free for all to use!
  • Don’t forget to get your photos in for October’s Driftless Challenge!

Hope you are having a great week!  Ride Safe!

Dale and Renee

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June Winner of the Driftless Challenge

Congratulations to this month’s Driftless Challenge winner, Nick G.!  Nick made a stop at our sponsor, and good friend, Roddy’s store and snapped some great pics.

Entries were slow this month but a bunch came in in the last few days and we want to thank you all for sharing your pictures.  Watch for them all to go up on our picture/video page soon.

The July challenge is now open so send your entries any time!

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Father’s Day Sale in the Driftless Store!

Whether you want to treat yourself, your father, or just that special person in your life, now is your chance to get awesome items in the Driftless Store at 20% off!  Simply use coupon code FDAY20 at checkout.  Choose from our paper maps, SD cards fully loaded with routes or tracks, clothing or stickers.  Also, we still have a limited number of Mayhem Ride shirts available!  The sale runs through Sunday.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there.  We hope your day is filled with family and fun…and maybe a good ride too!

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The Most Amazing Gnat Repellent

This is one of the worst years we have experienced in terms of gnats, probably because of all of the rain and flooding.  Any time spent outside becomes a flurry of swatting, waving hands, slapping and misery.  Luckily, a few years ago I came upon the best recipe for gnat repellent that we have ever tried.  This stuff really works!  At last weekend’s Galena Adventure Ride, Dale shared some of our concoction with others at the campground where many were staying.  It was a huge hit, so I thought I would share the very simple recipe.  A little dab of this run through your hair and around your face and the pests really do leave you alone.  So, here it is:

1 part Dettol (an antiseptic that I usually have to order online as you can’t find it in US stores)

1 part baby oil

That’s it!  So simple and so effective.  I make up bottles for friends and family and everyone raves about how well it works.  So, give it a try, and let us know what you think.  gnat1.jpg

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Rider Submitted Photos and Videos

Happy Monday everyone!  Just a quick note to remind you that we have a page on the website dedicated to rider submitted photos and videos.  A big thank you goes out to Roger K.for sharing some of his favorite Driftless Area photos from previous rides.  As the riding season gets started once again we would love to share your photos or short videos as well.  Check out the page here  and submit your photos/videos at  Ride Safe!

Husher Wayside Rt131 (1)

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Mayhem Ride Shirts Now Available

Have you signed up for the Mayhem Ride yet?

Co-host and friend Roddy Dull has designed an amazing shirt to commemorate the event and we are pleased to offer pre-orders in the Driftless Store.  These 100% cotton long sleeved shirts come in sizes Large, XL, XXL, and 3XL.  Pre-orders are $15.00 and they will be ready for pick-up the day of the ride.


Shirts can also be ordered the day of the ride for $20.00 and will be shipped to your home.  All profits from the sales of these shirts will go toward the construction of the Veterans Memorial monument in Woodman, Wisconsin.

So, sign up for the Mayhem Ride and order your awesome shirt today!!