Suggested GLR New Year's resolution: Come and Ride the Million Meters of Milk July 7-10, 2017
GLR has not done a 1000k before (at least as far as I can tell), so our hive mind has come up with a not-to-miss route for 2017.
It's full of firsts, the ride start will be in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on Lake Winnebago and take us all over the northeastern and central parts of the state including Door County and the Kettle Morraine.
We are going out of our way to make this a fun ride and there will also be a 600k option the same weekend who want to enjoy the route but might not be up for the full distance.
The official description will be published this spring in American Randonneur but we are going out of our way to create a ride on beautiful, scenic roads with as many rider perks as possible. This ride is a series of 3 loops out of Fond du Lac so riders will return to the same place each night. No drop sacks or limitations on what you want in your room and we will provide breakfast and after-the-ride food. Riders will be treated to Lake Michigan, historic Sturgeon Bay, Mukwa State Wildlife Refuge, Horicon Marsh, Collins Marsh, the entire 27 mile Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive, the Wolf River Scenic Waterway, High Cliff State Park and MUCH more!
While not the driftess area, this region is not at all devoid of hills. Those loving a verticle challenge will particularly enjoy the kettles although the biggest climb of the ride is on Day 3 up the Niagara Escarpment. Though there are some stretches in the flats, the area is known for rollers and quiet country roads. You will pass by the famous Renard's Cheese shop where you can feel free to grab both a sandwich and some spectacular cheese curds.
We have not finalized all the details, but look for details to come soon, including the cost. We have modified our schedule to make sure that there are plenty of traning brevets available to get ready for this special event. Expect all-things-Wisconsin and mark your calendars, registration will open sometime in February.
Bob, Joel, Jim and Michele
The GLR Hive Mind