Time: July 20, 2019 at 5am to July 21, 2019 at 2am
Location: White House Ramada Inn
Street: 1450 Veterans Drive
City/Town: Richland Center, Wisconsin
Website or Map: https://driftlessrandos.org/
Event Type: brevet
Organized By: Driftless Randonneurs-Greg Smith
Latest Activity: Feb 28
Wildcat Mountain Wander 300K
187.2 miles, 8,022 feet of climb,
Audax Club Parisien Certified
start time 05:00
Ridewithgps link here.
This route shares the first 90 or so miles with our “Back in Black (River Falls) 400K” route. Our plan is to hold these two along with the “Nowhere but Norwalk 200K” on the same day so riders at all three distances can enjoy the first few miles of their rides with friends doing other routes.
The route has some testing climbs, especially the long climb up the eponymous Wildcat Mountain, but nothing too severe. Ridewithgps reports 7115 feet of climb in the 195 mile distance for an average of 36 feet/mile which is generally considered “hilly”. There aren’t any “shift all the way down and grind” sorts of climbs, mostly “pick your gear and spin” (assuming of course you aren’t riding a 39×25 as your easiest gear!).
There are plenty of food opportunities along the route with c-stores and/or restaurants available in Ontario, Norwalk, Warrens, Sparta, Cashton and LaFarge. This being the small town midwest you can expect everything to fold up at 22:00 so plan your food/water stops accordingly.
This is a lovely route on mostly quiet two-lane roads.
Driftless Randonneurs is based out of beautiful Western Wisconsin, where some of the best riding in the country is based. SW Wisconsin has plenty of hills and is characterized by many hills and valleys over low traffic roads. The Regional Brevet Administrator (RBA) for this region is Greg Smith.
The Driftless Randonneurs ride schedule for 2019 features some old favorites and some new routes and formats with the emphasis on getting qualified and prepared for Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP). All brevets start in the back parking lot of the White House Ramada Inn, 1450 Veterans Drive, Richland Center.
Details: We’ll leave from the rear parking lot of the Ramada Inn at 1450 Veterans Drive at 05:00 sharp. Lights and reflective gear are required for this brevet and riders should arrive no later than 04:30 for registration and check in. Please advance register on link to Driftless Randonneurs.