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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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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 www.DrifltessRoadAdventures.com.  Ride Safe!

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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.

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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!!

 

 

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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

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Paper Maps Now Available In The Driftless Store!

With Spring quickly approaching, if you are like Dale and I, you have started planning and dreaming about upcoming rides.  With that in mind we are pleased to announce that paper maps for Pp3mewaQOn16 of the routes are now available in the Driftless Store!  We are working on the rest of the routes and will be adding them as they are completed.  We had to overcome a bit of a hiccup this weekend when my computer, with all the completed maps on it, decided to crash.  Lesson learned!  We were able to retrieve them and they are now backed up in several places.  Now the work can continue and we hope to have them all in the store by month’s end.  So please, check them out and remember that any purchase you make helps keep the site free to use!

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Paper Map Update

Hey everyone!  Well, it’s been a very frustrating few months trying to figure out a way to provide paper maps to those who have been requesting them.  We have gone through many, many prototypes.  The problem?  We need a great deal of detail because our routes utilize so many small roads and bob and weave their way through very rural areas.  Other problems?  Figuring out how to provide a quality we are happy with, figuring out how to provide that quality at a price that will encourage people to buy them, while not losing money ourselves, figuring out which paper will hold up best, figuring out why our new special printer started printing all black lines in purple instead, figuring out how to combine different aspects for the maps from three different types of software…I could go on and on.  Dale and I have done endless brainstorming on these and many more issues.  I have been working on maps so much I dream about them at night!

BUT…Dale and I are happy to report that the first few routes that I have finally completed will be available very soon in the Drifltess Store.  I will be adding them one by one as they are ready so if you are looking for a particular route, please check back often.  We have chosen a paper that is both waterproof…and let me tell you, I have soaked it in my sink and the ink never budges and it dries out flat and smooth…and tear resistant.  Each map is 19 X 13 inches (folded dimensions are 6 1/2 X 5 inches so they are easy to stick in a tank bag) and I have labeled all those small roads so no one should get lost.  🙂  Some of the routes are too large to print in their entirety and still keep the detail up, so those will be split and printed with one half on the front and the other half on the back.  Although it is well below zero here today, we know that spring is right around the corner and we are so ready to ride.  I hope to have all the route maps available this month so everyone can get out there and ride our routes this spring.  I will send out a quick post each time a new route is added to the store.  We hope you are as excited about this new addition to Driftless Road Adventures as we are.