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A Million Meters of Milk: The Heart of Wisconsin by Great Lakes Randonneurs

Experience the Upper Midwest in a 1000k to Remember on July 7-10, 2017. 

If you are looking for a 1000k in 2017, look no further.  Great Lakes Randonneurs (GLR) proudly presents a Million Meters of Milk: The Heart of Wisconsin.


To be held July 7-10, the ride starts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on beautiful Lake Winnebago.  If you have ever or never been to Wisconsin, this is a grand opportunity to see some of the very best scenery the state has to offer from Door County to Kettle Moraine State Park to the North Woods.  The route is a series of 3 loops featuring different terrain and sights on each day, but returning to the same point each night.  Pack the kitchen sink in your room if you like, no drop sacks needed.  We will provide breakfast and dinner on each day featuring food we all know and love from Wisconsin.  You are on your own during the day time and the finest that Kwik Trip has to offer. 


The registration price of $325.00 includes 4 nights of lodging, breakfast and after the ride day food on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and limited SAG support in case of dire need.  You will have a roommate, but you will have your own bed.  We will make arrangements for preferred roommates closer to the event start.  Please register early!  We have a block of rooms that we can expand until the end of March.  This will allow us to include more people if we need to.  

Refund Policy:

Up until May 15 - Full Refund

After May 15 - Refund of $125

After June 15 - No refunds!  


Day 1 takes you west up the Niagara Escarpment and north along the shores of Lake Michigan to Door County, home of some of the finest riding, cherries and cheese in the state.  Enjoy a good stop in Sturgeon Bay or at the famous Renard’s Cheese Shop as you pedal rolling hills returning past the suburbs of Green Bay and Collins Marsh.  Total miles for Day 1 is 249 miles with 5,896 feet of elevation gain.


Day 2 takes you west and south through Amish Country, past the Grand River State Wildlife, the Fox River and Horicon Marsh.  You will then turn east and pass through Kettle Moraine home of the “kettles", glacial features of the last ice age.  Be aware that while none are long, kettles make up for it in steepness those enjoying vertical challenge will not be disappointed.  Total miles for Day 2 is 192 miles with 4,961 feet of elevation gain.


Day 3 takes you west to the North Woods and the Chain O’Lakes region with views of red granite (the state stone), the scenic Wolf River, and Mukwa State Wildlife Area.  The final ascent in High Cliff State Park is the largest climb of the ride to a dramatic view of Lake Winnebago.  Finish up with another trip through the kettles and a triumphant descent to the finish in Fond du Lac. Total miles for Day 3 is 189 miles with 4,039 feet of elevation gain.


With under 20,000 feet of climbing, the ride won’t kill you (we will also be holding a 600k shortened version at the same time) and GLR is planning a rousing good time at our Rando Headquarters.  If you enjoy beautiful, low traffic roads and a laid back scenic ride, this one's for you.  


For more details and to register:


Dawn Piech

Great Lakes Randonneurs

Randonneurs USA


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Comment by Inspyrd Ancienne on March 14, 2017 at 10:04am

Great JustWill, it will be great to have you and some of your friends join us at our inaugural 1,000km brevet. 

Comment by daWillinChi on March 10, 2017 at 1:01pm

I'm thinking of doing this. Just getting more friends to go onboard :)

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